Who’s who

THE VICAR
The Revd Dr Anders Bergquist

Anders chasubleFr Anders has been the Vicar of St John’s Wood since 2002. Born of Swedish parents and brought up in various parts of Europe and the Middle East, Fr Anders trained as an archaeologist in Cambridge, where he wrote his PhD on the later prehistory of Transylvania. He then studied theology at Oxford, and was ordained in St Albans diocese in 1986. He returned to Cambridge in 1989 to teach at Westcott House Theological College, and served as President of the Cambridge Theological Federation 1995-7. In the five years before coming to St John’s Wood, he was a Residentiary Canon at St Alban’s Cathedral, and was responsible for the continuing theological education and professional development of clergy and Readers in St Albans diocese.

Outside the parish, Fr Anders is a member of the Church of England’s Liturgical Commission, and is involved at national level in ecumenical work with the Scandinavian and Baltic churches.

If you would like to discuss a wedding, funeral or baptism, or if you would like to talk about any personal or spiritual matter in confidence, please contact Fr Anders on 020 7722 4378 or 07725 146 310.

THE CURATE
The Revd Jeremy Tayler

Jeremy Maura Blanche and GinevraAfter completing his formation at Westcott House, Cambridge, Fr Jeremy was ordained a deacon in St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 4 July 2015, joining us here as our curate the following day. Although he was born in Lincolnshire and grew up in Bristol he is very familiar with the city of London, having lived most of his life here. Before beginning his studies at Westcott, he worked as a research administrator in the charity and university sectors, but has also been a stay-at-home parent, the manager of an internet café, and both a religious studies teacher and a nursery nurse in Helsinki.

Jeremy brings with him his Finnish wife, Maura, and two children, Blanche (6) and Ginevra (nearly 5).

CHURCH STAFF

Director of Music Michael Cayton

Director of Music
Michael Cayton

 
Churchwarden Amanda Hawke

Churchwarden
Amanda Hawke

Organist Colin Stuart

Organist
Colin Stuart

 
Churchwarden Stephen Jones

Churchwarden
Stephen Jones

Caretaker Ray Wheeler

Caretaker
Ray Wheeler

 
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Treasurer
Tomas Freyman

If you would like to get in touch with the people on this page, please visit our “Contact” page, where details for most of them can be found.

PCC

  • The Vicar, Assistant Curate, Churchwardens and Treasurer
  • Penny Greenwood-Penny (Deanery Synod)
  • Deborah Stuart (Deanery Synod)
  • Shelley Quaile (Deanery Synod)
  • Martin Aldred
  • Helen Coombe
  • Ralph Aldwinckle
  • Vivien Turner
  • Patricia Lovelock
  • Ajoke Braithwaite
  • Anthony Jayasekera
  • Amanda Smith
  • Ryan Barrows
  • Gabrielle Solti-Dupas
What's a PCC?
The Parochial Church Council is responsible for the financial affairs of the church, and the care and maintenance of the church fabric and its contents. They are elected annually from within the church’s congregation.