Ebbsfleet Women

Pastoral Advisers for Women

The Pastoral Advisers are available to give support to women who exercise a ministry in conservative evangelical resolution churches.  They aim to be available for help, support and advice, and create networks that enable women in similar positions to learn from and support each other. 

The Pastoral Advisers aim to be in touch with as many women in these churches as possible, to get to know you, to hear your concerns, and to pray with you. They are also very happy to talk to complementarian women who aren’t currently in resolution churches.

Women are warmly welcomed at the Bishop of Ebbsfleet’s regional events, and the Pastoral Advisers would be delighted to see you there.

Annabel Heywood

With over 30 years of experience in women’s
ministry in complementarian churches,  Annabel’s particular focus is on pastorally
supporting women in their ministry and churches.

Eleanor Hayden

Eleanor has extensive ministry experience with children and young people, as well as women. She is married to a curate and has a focus on supporting ministry wives, as well as children’s and youth workers.

Ros Clarke

Ros is passionate about equipping and enabling women for all kinds of ministry within a complementarian framework. Her focus is on supporting women who are seeking training and employment in churches.

Ros is currently on sabbatical and will return on July 1st.


Co-workers is a network to support complementarian women in ministry in a range of churches.  This may be paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time. It may be ministry to women, or ministry in some other context.

Co-Workers events include online coffee mornings, occasional webinars, peer support groups and mentoring. There is a Facebook group group with up to date information of events, and regular discussions about issues relating to women in ministry.

To receive emails sent to members of Co-workers please sign up to the Bishop of Ebbsfleet newsletter, and let us know and we will add you to the Co-workers group.  The link is HERE

Recommended Resources


Graham Beynon and Jane Tooher

This book does more than explain the principles of biblical complementarianism, it helps us see how to put them into practice in healthy ways in a local church setting


An interview with Clare Deeves, who has been researching how senior pastors can have better relationships with female staff members, particularly in a complementarian scenario. The model she proposes actually works for any staff member, but she’s looking primarily at the male minister/female associate. 


There are a variety of resources on complementarianism and complementarian ministry available on the Church Society website.