Team at St. John’s Blackheathadmin2023-08-21T13:37:53+01:00
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 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!
I have been a member of St John’s since 2016 and am now also a Churchwarden. I live in the area with my wife Rebecca and young family, which means that we bump into various members of St John’s whilst out and about in the busy and thriving community. It’s an exciting time to be part of St John’s as we seek to share the message of Jesus and fulfil our vision to grow.
During the week I work as a broker in the City. In my (increasingly small) amount of spare time I enjoy road cycling and have also been studying for a professional wine industry qualification.
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.
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 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.
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!
Lay-ministers:Stephen Greenhall and Rosie Medhurst