Information about our clergy and senior team at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
You are welcome to contact members of the clergy.
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Revd Dr Sam Wells
Revd Dr Sam Wells is Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields. He has served as a parish priest for 18 years – 10 of those in urban priority areas. He also spent 7 years in North Carolina where he was Dean of Duke University Chapel.
Sam is also Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College. He has published 27 books, including works on Christian ethics and collections of sermons. He is married to Jo Wells, who is Bishop of Dorking. They have two children.
Revd Richard Carter
Revd Richard Carter is Associate Vicar for Mission. He was ordained in 1992 and has been a full-time priest at St Martin’s since 2006. He has special responsibility for the education programme, international links and hospitality of the church and links up with the Connection at St Martin’s for services, events and to lead the Spirituality Group. Before coming to St Martin’s Richard was Chaplain to the Melanesian Brotherhood in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.
Revd Katherine Hedderly
Revd Katherine Hedderly is Associate Vicar for Ministry. She has particular responsibility for liturgy and worship, communications, prayer and spirituality, and young people’s ministry, and has been a full-time priest at St Martin’s since 2009. She also acts as a spiritual director. Before being ordained Katherine previously worked in the film and television business, in script development and drama production and as director of an independent production company.
Revd Jonathan Evens
Revd Jonathan Evens is Associate Vicar for Partnerships. He has been a part-time priest at St Martin’s since 2015 and is also Priest-in-charge at St Stephen Walbrook, a City of London church which works in partnership with St Martin’s. Jonathan is also a director of Sophia Hubs Limited and secretary to commission4mission. Before being ordained Jonathan worked in the Civil Service forming partnerships to support disabled people in finding or retaining work. He is co-author of ‘The Secret Chord,’ an impassioned study of the role of music in cultural life written through the prism of Christian belief.
Revd Dr Alastair McKay
Revd Dr Alastair McKay is assistant curate, serving a three-year curacy at St Martin’s, half-time. He was ordained deacon at St Paul’s Cathedral on 4 July 2015. In his self-supporting ministry, he provides training, coaching and consultancy for church leaders, regional and national church bodies.
Alastair was previously executive director of Bridge Builders, a service he co-founded in 1996 and headed up until 2015. His doctoral research explored how disagreement is handled, and what use is made of facilitation skills, in church staff meetings. He is married with two adult children and lives in north London.
Revd William Morris
Will Morris is an assistant priest as St Martin’s having been here since his ordination in 2009. He is a Self Supporting Minister who also works at GE (General Electric Co.) as Director, Global Tax Policy. At St Martin’s he focuses on faith and workplace issues, and wrote Where is God at Work in 2015.
Will is married to Michelle and they have three daughters.
Adrian Harris, Churchwarden
Adrian was re-elected as one of the churchwardens in April 2017.
For the last three years he has been a member of the PCC and has thoroughly enjoyed serving. Since becoming churchwarden in 2016 he has been particularly involved with the SMITFL business board, leading the communications committee and helping to redevelop the St Martin’s digital and social presence to reach more people. By day, Adrian works for the Church of England in Westminster, where he leads their national digital communications and social media team. He’s excited by the opportunity to continue to serve God, the church and the congregation in this role.
Chris Braganza, Churchwarden
Chris was elected churchwarden in April 2017. He has worshipped at St Martin’s since Advent 2000, singing in the choir for some eight years. Since then, he has served on the PCC, and Church and Worship Committee, and as Children’s Champion.
Chris is currently a member of the Sunday International Group, a community based around St Martin’s including refugees and asylum seekers. Chris also serves on the board of the St Martin’s Trust, which is working to secure St Martin’s long-term financial future. By day, Chris is a lawyer specialising in HR and workplace conflict resolution. Chris is married to Cathy and their three children, Thomas, Nicola, and Abigail were baptised at St Martin’s.
Allyson Hargreaves, Executive Director
Allyson is Executive Director of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Ltd. She has been working in the British hospitality and tourism industry for many years. In 1987 she was part of the team that founded St Martin’s trading subsidiary, St Martin-in-the-Fields Enterprise Ltd (now St Martin-in-the-Fields Ltd), which manages the Café in the Crypt, the concerts programme, the Shop, Brass Rubbing, exhibitions and venue hire. Annual turnover has now reached almost £4m with all profits supporting the work of St Martin’s.
In the last 25 years, Allyson has managed all of the profit-making areas of St Martin’s and was the client / contractor operations liaison throughout the £36m building project, the Renewal of St Martin’s. In her current role as Executive Director, she is responsible for the strategic direction of the business, overall operations of the site and management of a staff team of 80.
Helen Platts, PCC Treasurer
Helen has been part of St Martin’s since 2014 and was elected Treasurer in April 2015. She has 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant in a wide range of public sector and charitable organisations. She is looking forward to strengthening her connection with St Martin’s both as a member of the congregation and as Treasurer.
Kristine Wellington, Head Steward
Kristine is responsible for the team of 80 stewards who actively support regular members and visitors to experience a warm welcome to our services at St Martin’s. In her day job Kristine works with charitable organisations on safeguarding, quality assurance and inclusion. She welcomes feedback on your experience.
If you are inspired by our stewards or would like to join our stewarding team do contact Kristine to discuss ways of participating in our services.
Find out about our Patron Saint St Martin on our History page.