Revd Wilma Roest was licensed as Team Rector and Vicar of St Mary Magdalene in July 2016. Before coming to Richmond Wilma had been the Vicar of the Parish of St Mary and St John the Divine in Balham since 2006, and Area Dean of Tooting since 2009.
address The Vicarage, Ormond Road, Richmond TW10 6TH
tel 020 8940 0362
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.
tel Office 020 8332 1838 Mobile 07540 974702
Revd Anne Crawford was licensed as Team Vicar of St Matthias in November 2016.
tel 020 8940 7462
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.
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 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.
Helen Williams was appointed as the Richmond Team ‘Children & Young People’s Ministry Leader’ in September 2016. Before taking on this role she led the Children & Families Ministry in a Rural Mission Community of six Churches, as well as leading an ecumenical Youth Group for young people exploring the Christian faith. In May 2015 she completed a Degree in Applied Theology (with a focus on Children and Families), through Moorlands Theology College. Helen became committed in her Christian faith after attending an ‘Alpha course’ in her early twenties, consequently she sees the importance of feeling able to ask questions and this is reflected in her work.
Helen has volunteered with ‘Cruse Bereavement Care’ and ‘Depaul Nightstop’ (for young people who find themselves in a homeless situation). She enjoys walking and has completed the entire ‘South West Coast Path’ and the ‘Mont Blanc Tour’. She likes time with family, friends, helping on the farm and enjoying food with others. She has also developed an interest in Theatre, Running and Rowing, since being here in Richmond
tel Mobile 07732 901669