Tuesday, 16 November 2010

New Husband and Wife Catholic Chaplains at Gatwick Airport

Congratulations to Deacon Ian Wells and his wife Jean Wells who are now both part of the Gatwick Airport Chaplaincy team. Gatwick Airport which is just outside Crawley, West Sussex is one of the main airports serving London and the south east. With thousands of passengers passing through everyday the work of the Chaplaincy team is vital. This is not to mention the thousands of staff who work there as well as airline staff who pass through 365 days of the year.

After the departure (sic!) of Deacon Chris Dobson to begin seminary training for the priesthood at St John's, Wonersh, Deacon Ian and his wife Jean agreed to be part of the team with Sr Jo Threfall SND and a rota of priests who provide Mass on a Sunday. They are also part of an ecumenical and inter-faith team of chaplains that are attached to the airport with whom they work closely.

Deacon Ian and Jean
Many congratulations to them both on this new ministry for both of them.


  1. Yes, good luck to them both. Great news, I'm sure it will be challenging but hugely rewarding.

  2. Jean & Ian _ after many years I can only wish you both the best. Much love and good wishes Bob & Teresa