The ADoRE Team

Alastair Emblem

Core Group Leader since early 2018 and Worship Leader at ADoRE meetings since 2014. His home Parish is St Joan of Arc, Farnham, where he is on the Parish co-ordination team and leads the charismatic prayer group. Has been involved with renewal since 1983 and with ADoRE since 2007. He is author of "Pray as you can't - step by step into a more fruitful prayer life." BOOK INFO.    BIOGRAPHY.

The Core Group

We meet monthly to pray for ADoRE, to organise the day, and to plan for future programmes. If you have any questions about anything that happens at the ADoRE meetings, or about charismatic renewal in general, do ask one of us.


Mike Davidson

Mike started coming to ADoRE in the very early years. He worships in Basingstoke and is a very active member of The Sion Community  helping them with Parish Mission visiting. Mike has a powerful prophetic ministry and blesses us with many encouraging words from the Lord.

Fr Anthony Meredith

Fr. Anthony, our Chaplain and Spiritual Director, was the Vicar General of the Rosminians (the Institute of Charity) for 18 years. He is currently based in Rome and is on the leadership team involved with formation of new members. Fr Anthony has been involved with charismatic renewal since the 1970s.

Dymphna Wilson

Dymphna was a teacher at Alton Convent for many years.

She has been going to St Lucy's Medstead for over 50 years, is a Eucharistic Minister and reader and visits elderly people in nursing homes She has been on the Core team since 2017.

Roy Singh

Roy has attended ADoRE since 2017, been on the Core team since 2018 and is now deputy leader. In his home parish of St Michaels Tadley and St Oswalds Burghfield he is a Diocesan Catechist, supporting Confirmation classes since 2009, and active in many other ways. He is also a Knight of St Columba.

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Jose Garmendia

Jose and his wife Maria have been involved with ADoRE since 2007. They were members of the Core group for 5 years, joining again in 2019. They were Associate Members of Sion Community for 9 years. José was a volunteer member of the Frimley Park Hospital chaplaincy team 2012-20 and lay R.C chaplain of Farnham Community Hospital 2010-20.

Maria Garmendia

In addition to joint responsibilities with Jose mentioned above, Maria helped him as volunteer at Frimley Park since 2019, where they both served on the team distributing the Eucharist to the Catholic in-patients of the hospital. She is also ADoRE's Financial Officer.and currently organises the Prayer Team ministry

Other Groups

We also receive valuable help from an increasing number of  other groups and individuals: The Friends of ADoRE Intercessory Prayer Group; The Prayer Ministry Team; Zoom Co-hosts; Breakout Group Facilitators; Priests who celebrate Mass for us; Guest Speakers; Worship Leaders.

Information HERE


A number of ADoRE participants have signed up for a special WhatsApp group to exchange news, views and prayer requests. If you would like to join please follow the link HERE

Please let us know if you would like to help us in any way,

and share your gifting with us for the benefit of our growing community.



Run by Jenny and Giles Osterfield, former ADoRE Core Group members.

Meets on Zoom Thursday evenings at 8pm.

Newcomers very welcome from anywhere in the world.

For more details and zoom link please contact Jenny Osterfield

Angela Jordan

Angela Jordan has been a member of Worth Abbey Lay Community since 1976. Baptised in the Spirit in 1977, she learnt a lot from Fr Ciaran McDonnell (RIP). From 1981, she wandered in the desert Charismatically (apart from New Dawn), until covid brought Adore and Cor et Lumen Christi online. She joined the ADoRE Core Group in 2022.

Peter Ferguson

Peter became involved with ADoRE through his work with the healing ministry of Fr Nicholas Broadbridge, former ADoRE Chaplain. He has served on the ADoRE Prayer Ministry Team since 2019. He is involved with many ministries in the Anglican Church; is chairman of an organisation that disseminates best practice organic farming knowledge in Africa; holds a theology degree from Westminster College, Oxford; and is currently undertaking research with the RC Divine Mercy University in Virginia, USA focused on Christian leadership. Joined ADoRE Core Group 2024.

Stephanie Pena

Stephanie is on the Parish Pastoral Council at St Francis Church in Ascot, sings in the choir and runs a Bible study and prayer group. She has helped with an Alpha course and Holy Spirit retreat day at other parishes. Her work portfolio includes journalism, drama direction and coaching; she is a trained actor currently in the cast at Wintershall, acting in plays and working with their education team. Joined Core Group 2024

Judith Aylmer

Judith has been involved with ADoRE since the late eighties and was a member of the Core group in the nineties, joining once again in 2018. She co-ordinates ADoRE's Intercessory Prayer Support Team, helps with administration and is the principal Zoom meeting Co-host..

Steve Begley

Steve is the ADoRE Safeguarding Officer. He works as a security advisor with a major bank and was previously a police officer. He worships at St. Mary's Alton where he is a reader.for the Ministry of the Word. Joined Core Group 2023.