Who’s who

Anders Bergquist

VicarThe Revd Dr Anders Bergquist

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, 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, Anders is involved at national level in ecumenical work with the Scandinavian and Baltic churches, and for the last twenty-five years he has been on the C. of E.’s national Liturgical Commission  He loves books (the Vicarage is full of them!), and Italy.

Contact Anders

  • 07725 146 310
  • Usual rest day: Friday
Kristina Andréasson

Associate VicarThe Revd Kristina Andréasson

Kristina joined John’s Wood Church as the Associate Vicar in February 2019. Kristina was ordained priest in the Church of Sweden in June 2007, after studies at Lund University in Uppsala and after working with children and young adults with learning difficulties. She has served parishes in southern Sweden including as Priest-in-Charge in Helsingborg. From 2014 to 2018 she was Associate Vicar at the Swedish Church in London. Kristina enjoys painting, cooking and walking , and is constantly delighted by the sense of discovering God in other people.

Contact Kristina

  • 07449 732 233
  • Usual day of rest: Monday
Gary Eaborn

CurateThe Revd Dr Gary Eaborn

Gary is a full-time minister whose role is to assist the Vicar whilst continuing to train. Gary was ordained in 2023. His training for ministry has included completing a PhD ( on discerning prayer) and vocational training at Durham University. Before this Gary was, for twenty-seven years, a corporate lawyer in an international law firm based in the City of London including seventeen years as a partner. He also worked in Hong Kong where he met his wife Sylvia. Gary believes that churches should be at the heart of the communities they serve and be responsive to their needs. He is grateful for the warm welcome he has received at St John’s Wood Church.

Contact Gary

  • 07717 505 139
  • Usual rest day: Tuesday
Director of Music Michael Cayton at the Organ

Director of MusicMichael Cayton

Michael Cayton, as director of music, is responsible for all the music at the church. Michael trained at the Royal College of Music and he enjoys a varied career as a session musician, organist, conductor and composer. Michael began his musical career as a musician in the Grenadier Guards band where one of his duties was to play the piano during investiture ceremonies at Buckingham Palace.  “Music has to power to heal and transform and I pray that our music making will bring you closer to God.”

Contact Michael

  • 020 7856 3864
  • Contact Michael through the Church Office
Judy Booth

ChurchwardenJudy Booth

Judy, as a Churchwarden, shares responsibility with the Vicar for the day-to-day functioning of the Parish. Judy also manages the Chamber Choir. Judy’s early career was in Senior Executive Recruitment and she then pursued studies in Clinical Aromatherapy and worked in that field including with cancer patients and charities. Judy joined the Chamber Choir at St John’s Wood Church in 2006 and such was the warmth of the welcome that the church became her place of worship.

Contact Judy

  • 020 7586 3864
  • Contact Judy through the Church Office
David Millar

ChurchwardenDavid Millar

David is one of our Churchwardens. He was born in Westminster and has lived near to the church for almost 50 years. His background is in law. David was initially attracted to St John’s Wood Church about 20 years ago by the wonderful music and became a regular attender, appreciating the time for reflection and the intelligent sermons, a welcome antidote to the worship of money and celebrity. David delights in being a part of the Church community.

Contact David

  • 020 7586 3864
  • Contact David through the Church Office
Stephen Jones

TreasurerStephen Jones

Stephen as Treasurer takes responsibility with the Parochial Church Council for the church finances. Having studied Japanese at The University of Sheffield in the early 1970s, Stephen began a commercial and financial career based in Japan and punctuated with periods working in Hong Kong and in London.  Having now retired Stephen lives in St John’s Wood with his wife, Yoshimi.  Finding the history of Christianity in Japan fascinating, Stephen is particularly interested in attracting more Japanese people to St John’s Wood Church.

Contact Stephen

  • 020 7586 3864
  • Contact Stephen through the Church Office
Abigail in office

AdministratorAbigail Nimblet-Hunt

Abigail as our Administrator will likely be your first point of contact for matters related to the running of the church. Abigail previously worked in local government and has been administrator since 2015. She loves working in a team and the variety of work she does and people she meets.

Contact Abigail

  • 020 7586 3864
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 3pm

Site ManagerPeter Kearse

Peter as Site Manager is the first point of contact for all matters relating to the building and Church grounds. Peter has lived in London all his life. He has 30 years experience in social and charitable housing sectors. Peter enjoys maximising the community benefit of our unique bulding.

Contact Peter

  • 07908 158 577
  • Usual hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday