Our team

Rev Dr Eddie Scrase-Field
Rev Dr Eddie Scrase-FieldVicar
I became a Christian from a very young age having the great privilege of being brought up in a Christian home. Although I was born in Royston, Herts I have lived in many different places, including Suffolk, Aberdeenshire, Ohio in the US, Carlisle, Manchester and York. I grew up on a farm and studied Agriculture as my first degree. I then trained as a research scientist in plant biochemistry and molecular biology and then worked for a government agency in the regulation of pesticides. During this period I was called and selected for ordination and trained at Ridley Hall Cambridge. I completed my curacy in the picturesque city of Carlisle, and then moved as Associate Minister at St Mary’s, Cheadle, near Manchester. To relax I enjoy spending time with my family, especially visiting coastal areas of the UK, and occasionally I also enjoy golf or even going for a run!
Andrew Beswetherick
Andrew BeswetherickAssistant Curate
I am an ordained minister and am involved in leading services and preaching and helping lead the Cycling Group and Annual Pilgrimage. I have retired and previously worked in various special schools as a teacher of children and young people who have severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties or are on the autistic spectrum.

St. John’s is a great place to be! I have been a member of St John’s since 1983 and have been ordained since 1990. I am married to Jane and we have 2 married children. I enjoy music, films, photography, trying to make films, reading and trying to race my bike in short time trials even though I am getting older and slower!

Victoria Parsons
Victoria ParsonsMinistry Assistant
I began to follow Jesus at a very young age, thanks in large part to the care and support of Christian parents and my Sunday school teacher who were role models for me. While a teenager and then later at university, I found that Christianity also held up in the face of my questions about history, philosophy and ethics.
Although I grew up in Leigh, a former mining town in Greater Manchester, I have moved around quite a bit. I fell in love with foreign languages while at school and went on to pursue French and German Studies at Warwick University. Afterwards, I spent four years employed as a translator in Germany during which my desire to train for Christian ministry and mission grew. Returning to the UK in 2017, I took up a role as Church Apprentice in Oldham, Greater Manchester, before going on to train at Oak Hill College, London.
I love anything creative, especially music and dance. On a free evening, you might even catch me tap dancing! Being outdoors on my bicycle gives me a lot of joy, and I will never turn down the offer of food with good friends!
Katharine MacKenzie
Katharine MacKenzieChurchwarden
I have been at St John’s since 2016 with my husband and four children, and love being part of a local church in London. I grew up in a Christian home and became a Christian in my teens at a church youth camp. A few decades on, it is a privilege and a responsibility to serve as warden as we, as church family, seek to bring the hope that Jesus offers to those around us.

Outside of church, I work part time, attempt to keep on top of our busy family life, and enjoy running and coffee with friends.

Hui Zui
Hui ZuiChurchwarden
Chloë Ginns
Chloë GinnsYouth Worker
I was born and raised in Charlton and I became a Christian at the age of 9. My husband, Jamie and I started attending St John’s, in 2015 and we have 4 children who enjoy church life with us too. When I was growing up, I was blessed with really dedicated youth workers, who sought to show us the love of Jesus and guide us in our individual relationships with God. I saw firsthand the difference that being part of a church youth group can make in the lives of young people (from all different backgrounds!) and that is part of the reason why I am so passionate about working with young people today! When not at work, I enjoy family days out, reading, cooking, gardening, having friends and family over, and holidays on the beach!
Lisa Travers
Lisa TraversChildren’s Worker
Originally from Ireland, I came over in 2011 to study at Oak Hill Theological College for a year. During my time there I learnt to drive a tractor, mow stripey lawns and was let loose with a hedge trimmer – all to varying degrees of success! One year studying turned into three, and armed with a degree and not much else, I ventured into the world of children’s ministry. I have had the joy and privilege of serving at a thriving church in Surrey for the last nine years and have been at St John’s since January 2024.
In a former life I worked as a ballet teacher, as well as teaching musical instruments. I love to see children grasping the truth of who Jesus is and grow in their love for him and have a particular heart for getting alongside children with additional needs.
My favourite days are filled with daffodils, good food with friends, ice-cream and fun times with the little people in my life!
Sue Redford
Sue RedfordParish Worker
I was married at St. John’s 34 years ago to Charlie, with 2 sons, David and Philip who were christened at St John’s too, so feel very ‘at home’ working here! For 35 years I have worked as a volunteer for the 7th and 2nd West Kent Boys Brigade Companies and enjoy family life, youth work and camping. It’s great to serve the community here at St. John’s and enjoy the challenge and diversity each day brings when I am here.

Looking forward to giving you a warm welcome when you come along.

Cathy Livesey
Cathy LiveseyAdministrator/Operations Assistant
I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and I became a Christian at the age of 15 whilst on a Scripture Union holiday camp. I trained at Birnam Business college and after 4 years in the work place, I went to Rosebank Bible College fulltime, and completed my Diploma in Christian Ministries. Paul and I married in 1986 and were blessed with two children, and enjoyed many years of pastoral ministry in South Africa. We moved to London in 2019 and I am so thankful to the Lord for placing me at St John’s to work and minister among this congregation and community. Whilst adjusting to a whole new way of life and living in the UK, I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring new and interesting places, listening to music, gardenig, and cooking.
Lay-ministers:Stephen Greenhall and Rosie Medhurst

Sunday Services

10:15am Morning Service

(In person and live online)

6:00pm Evening Service

(In person)