Our Team



Over 60 volunteers including session volunteers, play area volunteers, IT, and fundraising.

Our volunteers are supported by a dedicated team at both operational and strategic level.


Team leaders

All sessions are coordinated by a team leader who will help learners find the right group for them within the session.

EfA Chelmsford team leader (Monday) – Lynne

EfW Chelmsford team leader (Tuesday) – Tara

EfW Chelmsford team leader (Wednesday) – Jane S

EfW Online team leader (Wednesday) – Sarah

EfW Goodmayes team leader (Thursday) – Rev. Janet

EfW Chelmsford team leader (Thursday) – Pamela


Steering Group  steeringgroup@englishforwomen.org

Heike Prentice – EfW Founder and Chaplain

Ruth Collin – Media Trainer and Consultant

Lynne Grayson – Representative Volunteer and EfA Chelmsford Team Leader

Elizabeth Marshall – Chelmsford Diocese Mothers’ Union representative & EfW Safeguarding Officer

Susannah Owen – Project Coordinator



Chelmsford Diocese Mothers’ Union www.muchelmsford.org.uk


Project delivery team

Project Coordinator – Susannah Owen susannah@englishforwomen.org

Project Assistant – Laura Harverson laura@englishforwomen.org


Comments from our learners

“English for Women classes is very helpful for me because my confidence skills and conversation skills are improving so I am very happy.  My daughter is very shy so she sits with me but she is speaking English at home.”

“This class is very helpful for my speaking and listening.  Thank you for everything.”