Rev’d Will Coleridge, Vicar
Will joined the church with his wife Liz and 10 month old Thomas in July 2012.
A Londoner all his life, Will is passionate about seeing men and women connect with the God of the Scriptures. Before ordination, Will worked at a central London law firm practising family law.
Rev’d Michele Lee, Curate
Michele grew up in the French Protestant Church in Soho Square and at her grandfather’s guesthouse in Craven Hill, W2.
After leaving Grey Coat Hospital secondary school, she trained in hotel and catering administration and worked in the hospitality industry in Devon, Cornwall, Whitby and Central London.
A career change saw Michele qualifying as a Ballroom and Latin American dance teacher, coaching beginners, medallists and student teachers. Latterly she took music and dance into care homes and day centres, working particularly amongst those with dementia.
In 2000, Michele joined the chaplaincy team at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, where she has specialized in maternity and paediatrics, offering pastoral and spiritual support to parents and children, and teaching in the hospital schoolroom. Michele is also a member of the multi-faith chaplaincy team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She will continue in hospital chaplaincy alongside serving her title at St Matthew’s and St Stephen’s.
Max Pappenheim, Director of Music
Max trained at St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia under Simon Lawford, and St Catharine’s and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge under Richard Marlow and Stephen Layton. Max works as a composer and sound designer for theatre and opera.
John Henderson, Church Community Worker
John joined St. Matthew’s in September 2017, with his wife Elizabeth, after moving to Bayswater. He had previously been working as Organist at Holy Trinity Clapham, a position he continues to hold alongside his job at St. Matthew’s. He has a passion for bringing the message of Jesus to children and adults of all ages. In his spare time, John enjoys music (of all ‘flavours’), cycling, and DIY.
Deanery Synod Reps
(in addition to those above) – Sarah Medlam, Joanna Grant-Peterkin, Andrew Pilkington, Jakob Lund, Carol Baker.