Our Team

The leadership of the church is shared by the clergy with a large and dedicated team of volunteers and ministry staff. Each person offers their unique gifts, experience and personality in collaborating to enable the church to fulfil its vision.

We asked the team to answer the following questions:

  1. Favourite book or series
  2. Claim to fame
  3. One question for God
  4. When/where do you feel truly alive
  5. Favourite type of takeaway

Their answers are below!

Vicar - vacancy

Please pray as we begin the process of appointing a new Vicar - and for Trevor as he begins a new chapter in his ministry

Ben Jones
Associate Vicar

1. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
2. Once did a spot of stand-up on The One Show
3. Test match or T20?
4. Doing any kind of adrenaline sport: white water rafting, jumping out of planes, hanging off mountains ....
5. Indian. Always Indian.

Wendy Riches

Wendy's day job is working in research in the health sector. She has been a member of Emmanuel for 14 years. She is also a Trustee of International Needs. wendy.riches@ntlworld.com

David Lawton

David has been at Emmanuel since 1988, and really values that we are a church for all ages and backgrounds. He and his wife Alison have two adult sons. Although this is his second time as churchwarden, he is still learning all the time what the role is about! danda.lawton19@virginmedia.com

Paul Gulliford

1. Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Giles Milton
2. At school one of my jobs as Prefect was to monitor Kate Moss's form room
3. Where do the socks go?
4. After a last-minute winner at Selhurst Park
5. Curry (with a good dose of lime pickle)

Becky Frost
Children’s Ministry Coordinator

1. Harry Potter series, JK Rowling
2. My grandparents' house was once used in the Argos Catalogue photograph
3. Why are some people poor and some people rich?
4. At a gig or at home, singing & dancing to VERY LOUD music!
5. I LOVE pad thai - yum

Clare Fillingham
Young Families Mission Co-ordinator

1. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
2. My dissertation is published in a textbook about autobiography
3. What is heaven like?
4. When I am surrounded by my friends and I am laughing!
5. Curry clare@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk

Mike Rutt
Youth Ministry

1. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Had a costume fitting to play James Cordon's arm double
3. Will England win the World Cup in my lifetime?
4. Last 200m of a marathon
5. Chinese

Stuart Burke
Music and Worship Coordinator

1. His Dark Materials, Phillip Pulman
2. I once knocked out Lee Mead (it was an on-stage accident!)
3. Do you enjoy our worship?
4. On my bike bombing it down a hill
5. Indian.

Caz Heath
Operations Manager

1. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
2. My friend Henry wrote the children's classic "Jesus' love is very wonderful"
3. What can I offer?
4. On a long bike ride or walk with friends or family, preferably with the reward of a 'wow' view
5. Lebanese

Magdalena Zajaczkowska
Office Administrator