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[…]

Associate Vicar

Rev Aaron Kennedy

Associate Vicar/Pioneer for Community Development and Mission Aaron is married to Grace, and before ordination worked in popular music performance as a drummer, as an editor of books, as a coffee shop barista, and as a coordinator of the development of Host Cafe (at St Mary Aldermary in the City),[…]

Director of Music

James Potter

Increasingly in demand as a conductor and choral director, James is Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, Battersea, Director of Cathedral Singers at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Music Director of Wokingham Choral Society, and Director of Jubilate Chamber Choir, Oxford. Having studied at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford,[…]

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[…]

People's Warden

Chris Moxey

Chris 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. Chris is a[…]

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[…]

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[…]