Vicar: Revd Nicholas Pye
Nicholas is married with two children. After eight years as a teacher, he trained for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. While studying at Ridley he developed a strong interest in the world church through visits to Africa and an exchange in the USA, where he met his wife. Having previously served in parishes in Epsom and Harrow, Nicholas became our vicar in 2003. He enjoys listening to classical music, supporting Coventry City FC and Essex County Cricket Club, visiting museums and historical buildings, and reading political biographies. He is also an Arrow Graduate (www.cpas.org.uk/arrow/content).
Associate Vicar: The Revd Mavis Crispin
Mavis is a widow with three sons and seven grandchildren with whom she is actively involved. She has been a member of St Paul’s since the early 1980s. After many years in teaching, Mavis studied Theology and Counselling at the London School of Theology from 2000 to 2003. Prior to taking up her present part-time Self-Supporting Minister position in 2006, she served for two years with the South American Mission Society in Peru, where she was ordained a deacon. Following a term’s study at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, Mavis was ordained to the priesthood in January 2009, at a service held at St Paul’s. She also serves for one day a week on the Chaplaincy Team of a London Hospital. She loves mountain walking, wild swimming, entertaining and painting pictures, especially in overseas mission contexts.
Centre Manager & Administrator:
Irene joined the staff team in September 2008 as our 26 hours a week administrator. She is married with four children and has many years experience in various PA/administrative posts. Her role is to provide high-quality administrative services for the staff team and lay leaders, provide a friendly point of contact with the local community and manage the letting of our facilities. She loves listening to gospel music, entertaining, travelling, is interested in world news and likes visiting historical sites.
After extensive youth experience in the voluntary and charity sectors, Peter joined us as our Trainee Youth-Worker in September 2016 as he follows the next step in God’s call on his life. He is currently studying for a Master's Degree in Practical Theology and Youth Work with CYM Oxford. He is working 25.5 hours a week for us and is responsible for the discipleship of our young people through Adventure Time, Takeaway and his involvement with Wren Academy. Peter occupies his spare time with sports (particularly football) music and friendships.
Alex is our intern for 2016/17. After gaining experience working with children and adults with Speech and Language Therapy needs as well as people within a homeless community, she took a position of intern within the Diocese of Chelmsford for 2015/16. During her time there she gained lots of varied experience working with children and young people within schools and church settings. As a consequence, she feels called to work within the church specialising in caring for children and their families as well as taking part in outreach projects. She is doing theological study at St Mellitus College and is enrolled on the Diocese of London Children’s Academy course. She spends most of her spare with her friends and family, walking, cycling, kayaking, baking and going to gigs.
Children's & Families' Community Worker:
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The team works with our lay leaders, especially: Maggie Barnes & Karen Fox (Churchwardens).