Leadership team

The church is led by a Minister with support from the Ministry team, two elected officers – the Church Secretary and Treasurer – and members of the Ecumenical Church Council (ECC). Members of the ECC hold accountability for the many different areas of church life.

We also have a small staff team. This currently includes a Church Administrator, Church Assistant Administrator, Youth Minister and a Time for God Volunteer.


PatrickButlerAbout our Minister …

Our Minister is Rev. Patrick Butler who joined us in the summer of 2013 from Emmanuel Church in Guildford where he was a curate. Ordained in 2007, Patrick has earlier spent 15 years in South America involved in youth ministry and church leadership.

A fluent Spanish speaker, he lists cycling, running half marathons, squash, cinema and hill walking among his hobbies. He is also a keen guitarist who confesses to having once played bass with a not so famous band that toured the pubs and clubs of the South coast!

Ministry team:
hayes-betty-200x240Assistant Minister
Rev. Betty Hayes
Pastoral Care Minister Caroline Mansell (from Sept) yeneralski-ian - 200x240Youth Minister Yener riordan-jason-200x240Minister-in-Training
Jason Riordan
Youth Intern
Cat Barker


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Paul Roberts
TreasurerTracey van der Meijden


On the staff:

duncan_polly-200x240-1Church Administrator
Polly Duncan
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Angela Richards


The Ecumenical Church Council (ECC)

The ECC oversees the day-to-day operations of the Church on the Heath, meeting monthly to discuss key issues and matters of policy. The council reports back to regular Congregational Meetings and provides support to the minister and staff team. The ECC includes the Minister, Secretary, Treasurer, Youth Minister, Administrator and ECC secretary (Eileen Adby) plus the following elected members:

wakley-kateKate Wakley gale-viv - 150x190Viv Gale lee-fiona-1Fiona Lee riordan-judith-200x240Judith Riordan gilbert-kim-1Kim Gilbert Mark Rawling


Child Protection and Safeguarding

adams-julie-200x240We take child protection very seriously and all our helpers and volunteers have been trained and are up to date with the latest requirements.  Our Child Protection & Safeguarding officer is Julie Adams.  Please get in touch with Julie if you’re thinking of getting involved in helping out with any of the children’s and young people’s ministry at church, would like to know more about our Safeguarding policy or have an issue you need to raise.