Who we are

Meet our team

We strive to serve God, one another and the wider community. We are helped in this by a team of clergy and lay people.




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 junior school. He is married and has three young children. In his spare time, he plays for the not quite world-beating Southwark clergy cricket team.

Please contact Rev’d Robert Stanier on 0208 399 0639 or email  robertstanier@btinternet.com

Rev'd Michael Johns-Perring


Assistant Curate

Michael Johns-Perring is the Assistant Curate of the parish. Before being ordained Deacon, he worked in the civil service. Michael assists the Vicar in leading worship and is also involved in community activities. He is married with two young children. Michael enjoys linocut printing and, like the Vicar, takes a keen interest in cricket.

Please contact Rev’d Michael Johns-Perring on 07748455773 or by e-mail sasmscurate@outlook.com



Assistant minister

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

Jackie Robbs



Jackie Robbs is a lay reader, a ministry focussed on teaching and preaching. She trained in 1991-4, while she was working as a Civil Servant in central London. After spending time in Guildford diocese, she returned to Southwark when she joined the parish in 2017. Her particular interest is in encouraging and leading groups for Bible study and prayer. Jackie is married with two sons in their twenties.



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.



Parish Administrator

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.

Office Hours: Tues-Fri 9.30-12.30pm, 1.30pm-3.00pm. Friday closed from 12.30pm.

Address: St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s Hill, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4LS

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.

Diana Lewis
Church Warden

Anne Knowles, Church warden
Anne Knowles
Church Warden

Anne Miller
Church Warden

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Martin Taylor
Church Warden

Andrew Miskin

Judith Murray    Safeguarding  Officer

Charlie Bamford
Safeguarding Officer

Anne Barker
Deanery Synod

Valerie Baxter
Deanery Synod

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Deanery Synod

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Ian Wilson
Deanery Synod

Andrew Horn

Dan Nmadu

Jane Kosa

Clare Mannall

John Wickenden

Mary Elliott

Gary Buckley

Naomi Bamford-Hurrell