The Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead

Clergy

Jeremy Fletcher The Rev'd Jeremy Fletcher
Jeremy was Installed and Inducted on 16 March 2017.

Diana Young The Rev'd Diana Young:  Interim Priest
Diana Young joined us on 30 June 2013. She studied English at Oxford and returned there for her theological training. Prior to this she worked as a university administrator. Diana has lived in Finchley with her husband, Simon since 1981; they have three grown-up children. She enjoys music and the arts, walking, gardening and Scottish country dancing.

Jan Rushton The Rev'd Jan Rushton:  Associate Priest
Jan has been part of our community since she retired in May 2011 returning to her roots in London. Jan was vicar of St Michael and All Angels in Summertown, Oxford, before which she served in the Parish of Putney at All Saints Church, and was curate at St Mary's, Harrow on the Hill. Prior to training for ordination in Oxford Jan taught History and Humanities in the Upper Schools of the city. Jan has a passion for social justice - and for art!

Readers

Handley Stevens Dr Handley Stevens:  Reader
Handley has been a Reader since 1991, coming to Hampstead in 1998. After 30 years in the civil service, Handley has been a Visiting Research Associate at the LSE since 1994. When not writing about transport and European policies, he enjoys singing, opera, walking and gardening.


Andrew Penny Andrew Penny:  Reader
Andrew has been a member of the congregation and involved with the Sunday Schools for nearly 20 years. He was Church Warden for four years until 2011 and was elected again in 2013 to fill a gap. He is also Chair of the trustees of CARIS Camden and involved with Churches Together in Hampstead. When not cooking for his family (two adults who shouldn't need it and a teacher), walking very slowly to Santiago de Compostella and earning his living as a solicitor, he is one of our Readers.

Churchwardens

Angela Gardner Angela Gardner
Angela moved to Hampstead in 1999 and soon began to get involved in various church activities - on the coffee rota, as a server, joining the Friends of the Drama. She married David in 2002 and they have two young children, Matthew and Alice. Angela is a chartered accountant and advises on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Jon Siddall Jon Siddall
Jon joined the congregation in 1988 and served as Head Sidesman before becoming Churchwarden in 2015. He is also a member of the Friends of the Drama and the Friends of the Music. Jon is a charity consultant and is currently the Protector of Spirit of 2012. When off duty, he is often found on the golf course or the tennis court, and he is a keen skier. Jon is married to Nicki, herself a past churchwarden, and they have two adult daughters, Rebecca and Jo.

Staff

James Sherlock James Sherlock:  Director of Music
James read music at Trinity College, Cambridge where he was organ scholar. He conducted CUMS (Cambridge University Music Society), and at Great St Mary's, as well as the Lea Singers based in Harpenden; from 2007 he was the assistant at St Bartholomew the Great in London. He also has a career as a solo and collaborative pianist, playing in many major UK festivals and abroad.

David Moore David Moore:  Assistant Director of Music and Director of the Junior Choir
David joined us in September 2008. He read music at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, while holding the Organ Scholarship there and has also held Organ Scholarships at Sherborne Abbey and Truro Cathedral. He also teaches piano at the London Oratory School. For more information about the Junior Choir click here