Ministry Team

The Venerable Simon Gates Vicar

The Venerable Simon Gates

Simon Gates was born in 1960 and studied at St John’s College, Cranmer Hall, University of Durham.  He was ordained Deacon in 1987 and Priest in 1988 and served his title at St John’s Southall, in London Diocese.   He then became Associate Minister of St Andrew’s Kowloon in Hong Kong for 4 years before moving to the Diocese of Southwark.  He was Vicar of St Thomas with St Stephen, Telford Park, for 17 years and Area Dean of Lambeth South Deanery.  Before he was ordained he taught English at an Anglican school in Macau.

He is married to Helen, who is a self employed HR consultant and has three children.  His two elder daughters attend St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls and his son Henry Cavendish School Balham. He enjoys hiking, gardening, and cooking for others. 

Simon was installed as Archdeacon of Lambeth in Southwark Cathedral on Sunday 29 September 2013.