We strive to serve God, one another and the wider community. We are helped in this by a team of clergy and lay people.
Rev'd Robert Stanier
Robert Stanier is the vicar of the parish. Before getting ordained, he worked in a marketing consultancy firm. Within the parish, he leads worship and is involved in a range of community activities, including being Chair of Governors at St Andrew’s and St Mark’s primary school. He is married to Madeleine and has three children. In his spare time, he captains the not quite world-beating Southwark clergy cricket team.
Please contact Rev’d Robert Stanier on 0208 399 0639 or email email@example.com
Rev'd Laura Selman
Laura Selman is the curate of the parish. Before getting ordained in June 2015 she worked in advocacy, helping Christians around the world speak up with, and on behalf of, poor communities on justice issues such as climate change and hunger. As curate she does a bit of anything and everything and loves being part of a church which is committed to welcoming and serving everyone. She is married to Matt and can often be found walking their Border Collie, Brody, around the parish.
Laura is currently on maternity leave and will be back with us in Summer 2017.
Rev'd Carole Bourne
Carole Bourne had a parish in East Molesey, Guildford Diocese, before she retired in 2012. She arrived in this parish at the beginning of 2014 and immediately felt at home with the open, liberal approach to worship and Christian life. She helps with services and other jobs around the parish. Her focus has always been on social justice. She is a Kingston street pastor and represents the Church of England on the national committee of the Women’s World Day of Prayer. Carole has two grown up children and seven granddaughters
Janice Price is the Reader or Lay Minister in the parish and has been here since 2006. She was Admitted and Licensed as a Reader 22 years ago in Southwark Diocese. She has served in urban, suburban and rural parishes in Southwark and Worcester Dioceses. She said of her involvement at St Andrew’s and St Mark’s “I love the diversity of this parish, it was that which attracted me to the parish. It expresses for me what it means to be a Christian: the love of God is for everyone!” Janice is also World Mission Policy Adviser for the Church of England at national level. This involves co-ordinating the diverse involvement of the Church of England in world mission.
Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary (SPA)
Sarah was commissioned as a Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary (SPA) in the summer of 2009. As the title implies, she is mainly involved with pastoral care, working part time alongside the other members of the Ministry Team and congregation. Sarah also helps to co-ordinate the parish play group Sunbeams. She is delighted to be a member of a liberal church that encourages exploration and growth in the Christian faith. Sarah retired from nursing in 2007 although she still works occasionally as a lay person for the NHS South West London Mental Health Trust as an Associate Hospital Manager. She and her husband Peter moved to Surbiton in 1972 and since then they have been involved in parish life in a variety of ways.
Director of Music
Simon was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1971. He attended Hinchley Wood School and Esher College before going on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London which he also combined with 2 years as organ scholar at Chelmsford Cathedral. Simon combines work as a piano/keyboard teacher in schools, choral accompanist and examiner.
Clare started working as the parish and lettings administrator in September 2012, having worked for several years in the school office of the church junior school. Clare is the first point of contact for wedding, baptism, funeral and wedding banns administration. Clare will also help with the booking of your children’s birthday party or take your regular booking for St Mark’s hall or St Andrew’ s rooms. Clare worships at St Paul’s church, Kingston Hill, but loves being part of the community of St Andrew and St Mark and the wider community of Surbiton.
Clare Chesterman, Parish Administrator.
Office Hours Tues-Fri 9.30-12.30pm, 1.30pm-3.00pm. Friday closed from 12.30pm.
St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s Hill
Telephone: 0208 390 9129
(Out of hours please leave a message or contact Rev’d Robert – see above).
Contact the office for lettings of church space and for banns of marriage applications.
Our PCC (Parochial Church Council) is a group of people who are part of the church and give their time and energy to making us the best community we can be. Technically it is the executive committee of a Church of England parish and consists of clergy and churchwardens of the parish, together with representatives of the laity. Legally the council is responsible for the financial affairs of the church parish and the maintenance of its assets, such as churches and church halls, and promoting the mission of the church.