The Revd Erica Wooff
Erica has been a parish priest since 2005, serving in three other parishes in South London before arriving in Stockwell in November 2016. Prior to ordination, Erica was a British diplomat, serving in China and Eastern Europe.
Erica is passionate that the local church and its parish priest are called to serve the whole community, not just those who are regular worshippers at Church of England services. This community service starts with our neighbours, of all faiths and none. As well as being vicar, Erica is a trustee of the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education, and also a trustee of Together Southwark a partnership between the Diocese of Southwark and the Church Urban Fund, working to alleviate poverty in South London.Erica loves classical music, cooking, creative writing, and can be found walking a mad, black Labrador twice a day in the local park.
The Revd Erica Wooff
Priest in Charge
78 Stockwell Park Road
London SW9 0DA
020 7274 6480
The Revd Olufunke Ogbede
Funke is one of two Assistant Priests for the Parish. She takes services and preaches regularly at both churches, in particular she presides fortnightly at Tuesday morning Mass. Funke also leads Bible study and prayer for the over 60s, undertakes pastoral visits, including prayer and HC to the sick or housebound and will offer prayer over the phone.
'Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together'(psalm 34 v 3). Be a blessing.
Iain is one of two Assistant Priests in the Parish. He works full time as senior nurse manager at the Royal Free Hospital in north London. His work as a nurse enables him to minister to those in need both within and outside of the more traditional Church setting, and also gives him superb listening and pastoral skills. Iain also has a noticeable musical gift around singing and encouraging others to use their own musical gifts in worship and will bring this to the parish both in current and in developing new forms of worship.
Reader (Permission To Officiate) Philip Fletcher has been a Reader in the Parish for nearly 40 years, preaching regularly in both churches. Retired from paid work, he seeks to help the Church, nationally and in the parish, to develop its mission to the wider world. Philip was a member of the Archbishops' Council for 10 years and Chairman of its Mission and Public Affairs Council for 4 years, from which he retired in at the end of 2016. He continues to be a member of the CofE Environment Working Group and a Trustee of the Church Urban Fund. He is a Governor of Canterbury ChristChurch University. He sits on the Diocesen Synod. He is married to Margaret and has an adult daughter and 2 grandchildren.
Glenfield Benjamin (Ben)
Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary, Assistant Churchwarden and Member of PCC
Ben is one of the most knowledgable people in St Michael's. He is core member of the choir and serves at Communion. He is master of the church's audio equipment and loves music. Before he retired, he was a ticket inspector for London Underground. He is a member of the Parish Pastoral team visiting the elderly and praying with them, and also visiting the sick in hospital. He is married to Gloria, and his children and grandchildren are all active members of the congregation. He and Gloria are part of the church cleaning team on Saturday mornings.
Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary
Churchwarden, Licensed Lay Minister
Margaret is one of the 3 Churchwardens in the Parish and a Licensed Lay Worker at both churches. She is involved with organising Bible Studies and Prayer Groups. This includes supporting the church worldwide and reaching out to those with no faith. She is also involved in Pastoral visits. Outside the Parish, she is a volunteer member of the chaplaincy team at St Thomas' Hospital, London. She is married to Philip, and they have a adult daughter and grandchildren.
Henrietta is one of the 3 Churchwardens in the Parish. She works in the City and is active in the local residents' association: Stockwell Park Residents Association (SPRA), being one of the links between SPRA and the Parish. She works with a number of the congregation and local residents to grow flowers in the Church Hall Garden to be used for flower arrangements in St Michael's and to grow vegetables for Harvest Festival. She is Chairman of the Trustees for Friends of St Michael, a Trustee of the Share Foundation and a founder member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club. She lives locally and is married to Michael. She loves art, theatre and food. She is a keen cook and a very dodgy gardener.
Wendy is one of the 3 Churchwardens in the Parish and is in her second year as a Churchwarden. She is passionate about sharing God's love and vision with ALL Stockwell Parish now and in the future. Apart from her parish work, she is the local organiser for the Robes Project, arranges shelter for the homeless in a number of churches during the winter months. Wendy is a teacher and is married with children.
Churchwarden Emeritus and Member of PCC
Henry was churchwarden for St. Andrew's for seven years and still actively supports the current churchwardens. He is a keen and expert gardener, both in his large allotment at home and around St Andrew's.
Manager, St Michael's Church Hall
Jean is Manager of St Michael's Church Hall and has lived in Stockwell for over 40 years. She is now retired after a long teaching career in Lambeth. She is a regular volunteer for Trinity Hospice, runs the bookings for the St Michael's Church Hall and is a new member of the PCC. She loves music, sings in an choir and is married with three adult children.
Secretary to the PCC
Yetunde is the Secretary to the PCC and a member of the choir at St Michael's. She is a member of the collection counting team. She works for the NHS as a Chemical Pathologist. She is married with two adult children.
Simon has been Treasurer for [eight] years. He is responsible for budgetting, income and expenditure, management of reserves and submissions to the Diocese and the Charity Commission. He is in the process of building up a Finance team of volunteers. Simon is Director of Operations for a City insurance broker.
Parish Secretary (currently vacant)
Sunday School Leader for St Andrew's
Norma has been worshipping at St Andrews for many years. She is currently a Children's Leader and, with the help of other Leaders, our main aim is to help the children understand the Word of God. This is done in a simple and fun way for different age groups to appreciate. I enjoy working with the children and look forward to learning, singing and laughing with them each week.
Sunday School Leader for St Michael's
Margaret is known to the children as Miss Margaret. She has lived and worshiped in the parish for many years. As a former Learning Mentor at St Andrew's school and currently one of the Children and Young People's leaders, she has always been motivated and inspired by our children and believes they are our future.