The Revd Anna Macham

Our Parish Priest is the Revd Anna Macham. She has been at St Philip’s since July 2013. She previously worked at Southwark Cathedral and as a Chaplain at King’s College London. Anna loves music and singing, and enjoys being part of the whole community of St Philip’s and Avondale Square and surrounding area.

anna@stphilipsavondalesquare.co.uk
The Revd David Vyvyan

The Revd David Vyvyan is the assistant curate. David has been at St Philip's since he was ordained Deacon in June 2015. Before ordination David worked as a secondary school teacher in Bedfordshire. David also loves singing and likes theatre. He is enjoying living in South London and becoming part of the local community.

david@stphilipsavondalesquare.co.uk
Maria Felix

My name is Maria Felix I am a SPA (Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary), I teach in Sunday school and administer the Chalice. I have been coming to St. Philips for 33 years. I enjoy coming here because everyone is like a member of my family.
Sophia George

Hi. My name is Sophia George. I have been attending St Philip’s for over 20 years. Our church is very friendly and welcoming. It is my second family. Apart from being part of the congregation, I also have the role of church warden. My responsibility is to help Mother Anna in the smooth running of the Church, to report any faults and just as importantly, to be a friendly face.
Patrick Thomson

Patrick has been here at St. Philips for 4 years and has thrived as head server, sacristan, minister of the chalice, secretary of our PCC, and now Church warden. He writes: ‘I enjoy my roles here and take them seriously and at the same time endeavour to deliver a service with dignity & passion. I love my family here at St. Philips and always looking forward to coming to church throughout the year’.
Dean Robinson

My name is Dean Robinson and I have been attending St Philip’s for two years with my family. I married my wife here, had my children christened and love all the family friendly services on Sundays. St Philip’s has so much to offer the local communities with the array of activities in the church hall. My two sons and daughter have all held their birthdays in the hall and all had a very memorable experience. I am also involved in the upkeep and maintenance of the church hall and grounds, which has involved redecoration of the church hall, parent and children’s room and most recently the Chapel. I would recommend to families and friends to join us in worship and community events. It has been a life changing experience for me and my family.
Junia Jones

My name is Junia Jones. I have been attending St Philips for the past 26 years. Even though I have moved away after the first 4 years to Brockley and a year ago to Bromley, I still attend St Philips. It is an all inclusive church and people do look out for each other. They will telephone me if I am away from church and they do not know the reason. I was supported by the church when both of my parents died and I had to travel all the way to Sierra Leone for the funerals. I have held various positions in the church - PCC Secretary, Churchwarden, Minister of Chalice and currently am PCC Treasurer. I am also an intercessor, server, reader and Steward.
Geraldine Johnson

My name is Geraldine Johnson. I have been a member of the Church for over a decade and serve on the PCC. I am also the gift aid secretary.
Ann

Hi, my name is Ann and I have been attending St Philip’s for over 20 years. I am at present the Electoral Roll Officer, and Safeguarding Officer. I am also in charge of Hall bookings.I a PCC member and Deanery Synod rep. I also help run the Sunday School. I enjoy being a part of the family at St Philip’s.
Melissa

Hello my name is Melissa, I’m the Children and Youth People rep for St Philip’s. I attended St Philip’s when I was a young child attending Sunday school taught by Maria; my family then moved away for a few years. I attended other churches but then stopped going to church altogether to worship, as I never felt like I could settle in well in other churches I went to. Then, becoming an adult, I returned back to St Philip’s, even though I do not live in the area anymore, and I feel right at home! I instantly connected with St Philip’s and felt as if I belonged and had never left. The warm welcomes from Mother Anna and my church brothers and sisters really welcomed me back. I love and enjoy coming to church and I’m involved in church duties such as Sunday school teacher and being the children and young people’s rep and a member of the PCC.
John Gardner & Ini Udom

We have been living in the area for more than a decade now. We used to go to church in central London, where we married, but when we decided to put down roots here, we wanted a local church. When we had our first child this wish solidified and we visited a number of churches. The welcome we had at St Philip’s was so warm and genuine we knew we’d found our fit. Our son was just 8 weeks old. He’s now three. The church has a wonderful tradition of including and nurturing the children and we love that. Our children love attending. My husband is a member of the PCC and I help with the readings every now and then. We feel a part of a community and it is a diverse, happy, supporting and loving one.
Nicola Hartley

I've been attending St Philip's since January 2014. I sing in the Community Choir and from time to time I play the organ at church services. I've been Secretary of the PCC since October 2015. St Philip’s is a very friendly, supportive and welcoming church to be a part of.
Anna Ikponwosa

It’s been a real pleasure and a privilege to be a part of St Philip’s Family. I am originally from Poland. Faith is an important part of our lives and life as a family. It means a lot for me to make personal contributions and my Sunday readings and being part of the offertory, and being on PCC, are part of it.