Our vicar is the Rev. Michael Kingston. Michael is also Area Dean for the West Lewisham Deanery and has some responsibilities towards the parishes within that Deanery. See our section on The Wider Church for more information
Our curate is Stephen Edmonds who was ordained at Westcott House in Cambridge.
St. Bartholomew's has two churchwardens: Nick Lloyd and Paddy Moon. In co-operation with the vicar, they have responsibilities for a number of matters and are considered to be the leading lay members of the congregation. Duties include:
Churchwardens are responsible for organising an annual inspection of the building and grounds. They help to ensure that the clergy can conduct their services without interruption, that all the necessary facilities are in place, including safety requirements. They welcome guest preachers and ensure that there are people in place to fulfil the various lay roles during the service.
Churchwardens are required to respond to 'official' questions about the parish, produce reports and keep detailed records of all property, professional inspections, alterations and repairs. They are expected to attend all major meetings of the parish council and standing committees and should meet and pray regularly with the parish priest. At St. Barts the churchwardens also help with the counting and recording of collections.
The church is a charity and members of the PCC are, in effect, charity trustees. In other words, they are the 'persons having the general control and management of the administration of the charity' (Charities Act 2011).
The duties of the PCC are to:
PCC members are elected at the APCM and can stand for two 3-year terms before taking a break.
We have a number of sub-committees at St. Barts reporting to the PCC. Some are mandatory, while others have been set up to delegate responsibilities and encourage the involvement of other members of the congregation. They cover:
Members of the congregation are always welcome to put themselves forward for these committees. If you have the relevant skills or interest, please do let us know!
There are many other ways you can get involved with the life at St. Bartholomew's including helping within the service itself. See Getting Involved for details or click on the link to the right.
Call the Rev Michael Kingston on 020 8778 5290
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