Meet the clergy and church wardens
Appointment of new Incumbent at St Alfege Church - 22 November 2020
We are thrilled to announce that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of The Reverend Simon Winn, interim team vicar in the Great Chesham Team Ministry, Bucks, to be Vicar of St Alfege, Greenwich.
The aim is for Simon to be instituted by the Bishop of Southwark and inducted by the Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich at St Alfege Church on Tuesday 23 March 2021.
We look forward to welcoming Simon and his wife Lizzi, and pray for God’s blessing upon them as they prepare to move to minister in Greenwich.
We are pleased to attach a message from Simon
to the community of St Alfege Church.
We wish to express sincere thanks to all involved in the appointment process and all members of the congregation who have risen to the challenges of an interregnum.
With every blessing
Caroline, Irene and Malcolm
Revd Caroline Risdon
Irene Bishop and Malcolm Reid, Churchwardens
For pastoral matters please contact:
Caroline Risdon, Assistant Priest: email
or telephone 07935 056 226
Carole Moses (Southwark Pastoral Auxillary): 020 8265 0377/07889 396671 or email email@example.com or
For any enquiries about baptisms weddings or funerals, please contact the Church Office
or come to the church’s office hour, 10am to 11am every Saturday in church. For other church business, please contact one of the churchwardens, Irene Bishop and Malcolm Reid (contact details below).
Revd Caroline Risdon, Assistant Priest
The Revd Caroline Risdon was ordained as Deacon on 28 June 2014 at Southwark Cathedral; and as Priest on 26 September 2015 here at St Alfege Church. Caroline is a full-time curate.
Although she has English parents, Caroline was born and raised in South Africa; and has also lived in Ireland. She studied social work in Cape Town, specialising in working with people over 60 and those with mental illness.
Together with her husband James, and her two daughters, Caroline is delighted to be serving here at St Alfege Church.
Revd Stephen Nyshime
David McEvoy, Reader, St Alfege Church
A Lancastrian by upbringing, David has been an active member of St Alfege Church congregation since 1988. He spent most of his working life in trade union education. David qualified as a Reader (Licensed Lay Minister) in 2017 and enjoys the role – preaching, helping with services, and providing pastoral support. David also works in the church office on Thursdays, supporting the wonderful team of volunteers who keep the church open throughout the week. David lives with his wife, Melissa, and their daughter, Helen. He enjoys choral singing, walking everywhere, watching birds and reading history.
Carole Moses, Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary (SPA)
Carole has lived in Greenwich for almost thirty years and was commissioned as a SPA in 2008. She works as part of the St Alfege pastoral team and is responsible for organising the worship at Queen Elizabeth College alms houses. She also holds the position of music librarian. Outside the parish, Carole is a day chaplain at Southwark Cathedral and is currently exploring a volunteer role within prison chaplaincy.
Dr Irene Bishop, Churchwarden
Dr Irene Bishop CBE was born in Greenwich (née Irene Birkett) and has been a member of St Alfege Church since her baptism in May 1949 making her one of the longest serving members of the congregation. She is married to Chris Bishop and has two sons and a grandson.
Irene taught in inner London state schools for 42 years, and was Head of St Saviour's and St Olave's School for 19 years until her retirement from this post in 2013.
As a National Leader in Education (NLE) since 2006 Irene has given support to a number of schools in difficulty. She co-founded Southwark Schools Learning Partnership (SSLP) which aims to break down barriers and build links between the independent and state sectors. Irene was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours 2012 for Services to Education. She continues to play an active part in Education as a Trustee of two charities and Governor of two schools, including Chair of Governors at our church school, St Alfege with St Peter.
She is a Day Chaplain at Southwark Cathedral.
Dr Bishop’s passion is education. She fiercely believes that every child can achieve, whatever their background, and that schools and teachers can and should make a difference. Irene can be contacted here.
Malcolm Reid, Churchwarden
Malcolm, originally from Troon in Scotland moved to Greenwich in 2000. Prior to being elected Church Warden in 2018, Malcolm had been the Honorary Treasurer of the Church since 2010. Malcolm is also a Trustee on a local almshouse charity, The Greenwich Charities of William Hatcliffe and the Misses Smith. Professionally Malcolm has over 20 years’ experience in the asset management industry and holds a B.Com with Honours in Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Malcolm can be contacted here.
Stephen Dagg, Director of Music
Sam Barber, Organist
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