Who's who here at St Philip's Church
The Reverend Pippa Turner, our Parish Vicar, manages the services and attends the church’s main decision-making body, the elected Parish Church Council.
The Church Wardens – Peter Burney and Jamie Mangan – identify issues, such as church security and building maintenance, and ensure proper procedures are in place and that the general condition of the church is good.
Parish Church Council
The Parish Church Council is the main decision-making body for St Philip’s. It meets around six times a year. The Council’s Standing Committee also meets around five times a year and acts as a kind of leadership team, taking a strategic look at the major issues facing the church, preparing ahead of Church Council meetings and following up after them.
THE REVD PHILIPPA A TURNER*
MS JAMIE MANGAN*
MR PETER BURNEY*
MR RUPERT STEELE*
MR ANTONIO AIDAH*
*also on Standing Committee
MRS CHRIS LUXTON
DR SWENJA SURMINKSI*
MISS ESTHER LEONG
MRS IDE MEHKENG KAMBOU
MISS KAREN ANGELA LOGGEY
MRS MALLINDI BALDASSARRO
MRS CHANDRA TAMBIMUTTU
MISS LESLEY RAYMOND
DR SHOKO SETA
Our Church Managers, Laura Sylvester and Sally Bessada, help ensure the church runs smoothly, running the lettings and other administrative work.
Sean Hanford, our caretaker, helps keep the building clean and tidy.
The church depends on the growing number of volunteers who give their time to the church, and we have a growing lay leadership taking responsibility for whole areas of the church’s life.
See Volunteering for more information.
Our Treasurer, Rupert Steele, oversees St. Philip’s expenditure and ensures we have sufficient money to carry out our aims and objectives.
Rupert also provides clear audit trails to our auditor, Roger Sutton & Co., and presents our annual accounts at the Annual General Meeting.
Links with other local churches
St Philip’s is linked with St Barnabas, Kensington through St Barnabas and St Philip’s Primary School in Pembroke Mews. The two churches work together to provide services for the school at special times during the academic year. All four churches are also linked through their membership of the Kensington Deanery.