Revd Neil Summers served as a non-stipendiary minister in the Team between 2000 and 2014, whilst continuing his work as a lecturer in further and adult education. In October 2014, he was licensed as full-time Team Vicar of St John the Divine. He has particular interests in the literary and poetic aspects of scripture and theology, the rational case for faith and belief in an increasingly secular culture and the strengthening of links between the local church and the community in which is it set. Among his spare time pursuits are travel, literature, theatre, dance (only as a spectator!) cycling, singing in a local community choir, and gardening. Neil is also currently the Acting Team Rector during our interregnum.
tel Office 020 8332 1838 Mobile 07540 974702
address 2 Ravensbourne Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 2DH
Revd Alan Sykes is a self-supporting minister (SSM) based at St Mary Magdalene. He was ordained in 2009. He has worshipped at St Mary’s for over 25 years. No longer employed, he gave up his job as a librarian early in 2009. His interests include poetry, classical music, cricket and football. Which team he supports remains a closely guarded secret as he does not wish to cause merriment among the congregation.
tel 020 8549 3887
Sister Margaret Anne is a Sister in the Society of All Saints Sisters of the Poor, an Anglican Religious Community based in Oxford.
She started to work as an Associate Priest in the Richmond Team Ministry in late October 2015. Margaret joined her Community in Oxford in 1991. She was ordained priest in 2002, and has ministered in a variety of roles including parishes and chaplaincy. Her interests include English Literature ( which she studied as an undergraduate at Durham University), classical music, singing and Christian art.
tel 020 88765 079
Gill Doling has been a Reader since 1996. She is licensed to the Team as a whole and takes part in all joint Team services, however most of her time is spent in and around St Matthias. As well as assisting at the Sunday morning Eucharist, she leads many of the evening services. In fact much of her week revolves around the church too, as she also teaches at Wings Nursery School which operates out of St Matthias Church Centre.
Ruth Martin was licensed reader in 2012, having first joined the congregation at St Mary’s as a Sunday school teacher 20 years ago and as a Server some 15 years ago. Ruth is licensed to the team as a whole, with St Mary’s as her main base, and enjoys participating and supporting worship at all three churches in the team. Ruth is also a Street Pastor in the town and Chair of Governors at Christ’s School, the Church of England secondary school in the parish. Ruth is particularly interested in the pastoral strategy of the parish and in developing its youth work and also has a ministry with young people in Stockwell at Christ Church, Clapham. Ruth works full time as the Diocesan Secretary for the Diocese of Southwark, and in the parish she co-leads our Christianity at Work group.
tel 020 8948 4458