Simon Heard


Simon joined Mariners’ Chapel as our minister back in September 2016. Simon is also a newly accredited minister for the Baptist Union. Simon has a passion to see people transformed by the power of the Gospel, and for God’s people to grow in their relationship with Jesus. He has a daughter named “Scout” and enjoys walking, cycling and classical music.



I moved to Rowhedge in 2011 with my husband Phil, because it seemed the perfect place to a family, with a great community spirit – and we were right! We now have two wonderful children, one of whom attends the village primary school, and I work for the parish council serving the residents in our community.
I first came to Mariner’s Chapel through attending the baby and toddler group and then progressed to attending services, where I found my faith and an amazing fellowship. I was baptised in 2013 and since then my life has been profoundly changed by the love of Jesus and by being part of His growing church here in Rowhedge.



I have been a member at Mariners since the early 1980’s, having moved to Rowhedge from London with my husband Joe. Rowhedge has been a fantastic environment to raise our family in and part of what adds to the richness of the village is the wonderful Mariners community! It has been such an important factor in the life of this village over the generations and to us as a family experiencing the fellowship, prayer and loving support that is found at Mariners – a wonderful testament of God’s love in action in this community.

About me:
When I’m not working, I love singing, trying to improve my guitar playing (mostly with little success), gardening, cooking and walking the woods and fields with Joe and the dogs!