People

People

Vicar

Canon Simon Butler

Simon has been a priest for over twenty years and came to St Mary’s in 2011. Previously he has been a Vicar in both suburbia and in the inner-city. Prior to ordination he was a Naval Officer. He has been a member of the Church of England’s General Synod since[…]

Director of Music

Tyrone Whiting

Tyrone is the Director of Music at St Mary’s, responsible for all aspects of music, a central area of excellence in the life of the Church. His passion for music-making was fostered at Croydon Parish Church and he undertook professional music studies in organ, keyboard and conducting. He is a[…]

Pastoral Minister

Colin Wimsett

Colin is one of the Pastoral Ministers at St Mary’s, with particular responsibility the many Small Groups that take place in the life of the Church. Colin took early retirement from a career in wealth management to focus on developing his passion for pastoral and caring volunteer work at St[…]

Tower Captain

Bob Cooles

Bob has been at St Mary’s since he was a boy and has been a life-long bell-ringer. You can find him in the tower every Monday evening and every Sunday morning and he is always keen to encourage new members to come and try out bell ringing. Bob is a[…]

Parish Administrator

Sunny Walker-Kier

Sunny has been the Parish Administrator since 2010. A native of Austria, she is married to Don and they live in Peckham Rye. Sunny is the ‘face’ of St Mary’s in the Parish Office every weekday morning. Tel.: 020 7228 9648 Office: Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm

PCC Secretary

Adrienne Slaughter

Adrienne (known as ‘Poddie’ to most) has been St Mary’s Church Secretary for two years and is responsible for the administration of the work of the Church Council, which is the Trustee body of St Mary’s. If you want to raise something with the Church formally, you can write to[…]

People's Warden

Sue Whitley

Sue is the People’s Church Warden, elected by the Annual Meeting to this ancient office, which goes back to the Middle Ages. The Church Warden’s job is to work with the Vicar and the Church Council and to be the key senior lay leader of the church. Sue has a[…]

Vicar's Warden

Debbie Apostolides

Debbie is the current Vicar’s Church Warden, who plays the same role as the People’s Warden but who is appointed by the Vicar on an annual basis. Debbie lives in Tooting with her grown-up family, husband and chocolate Labrador. Debbie is a sports’ teacher, who like many others, can be[…]