Revd. Mabbs honored on International Women's Day
08 March 2021, International Women’s Day 2021 celebrated at Home Instead Greenwich & Bexley by honoring Revd Margaret Mabbs. In 2019 Margaret celebrated 25 years of Women's Ordination to the Priesthood with special attention from Archbishop of Canterbury, as the previous day was her 95th birthday. On tenth century of the Church of England’s Introduction of ordination of woman, Michela Drew asked Revd. Mabbs “how much the church as changed since then, about their fight to be bishops, and wonders: Will a woman ever be Archbishop of Canterbury?”
Margaret went to Oxford University for higher education, where she studied History and in her working life taught secondary school children at Bexley Grammar, where she became a Deputy Head of the School before retirement. The school named a building after Revd. Mabbs, which is called “Mabbs House”. After retirement Margaret devoted herself to St Luke Church as a Priest on a voluntary basis. Margaret is still a valued member of the ministry team at St Luke’s Church in Eltham.
Home Instead Greenwich & Bexley is honored and proud to be the care provider to support Margaret so that she can continue living in her own house and most importantly enjoy visit to St Luke’s Church and socialise with her church community. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 pandemic, the church service is on hold, however, Margaret is excited that with new lockdown easing announcements, she will be able to visit the church again.
Let’s congratulate Revd. Margaret Mabbs for her achievements and dedicate this International Women’s Day to Margaret.