Vicar and Ministers

Stewart Taylor - Vicar

Stewart Taylor was ordained in July 1977 and served his first curacy at St. Lukes Church, West Norwood in the Southwark diocese. He then became minister in charge of Emmanuel, Tolworth for over 10 years before coming to Cambridge in October 1991 as vicar here.  His interests include tennis, taking photos and family (in no priority order, in case his dear wife Sarah and two now adult children read this). They have run a Christian Family Holiday for the last 24 years for a week in the summer holidays. It has used private schools in Dorset, Kent  the beautiful Yorshire Dales and now near the Yorkshire Wolds. 'This has been a highlight for our own children as well as for many other children with their parents.'  'As I come to the latter part of my life I am more thankful of privilige of serving God in this capacity and more conscious of my need of Gods grace in my weakness. God is good!'  

Roy Bradfield

As a Licensed Lay Minister (LLM), Roy is on the PCC (Parochial Church Council) and leads services and preaches occasionally. He is involved with the work of the Mission Committee, including setting up at Alpha courses or church weekends away as required, and does the Audio Visual (AV) equipment at the Church Centre. He is also involved in co-ordinating one of our Small Groups and our small team visiting every home in the area .

Michael Priestley

A Licensed Lay Minister for over 50 years, Michael's role includes leading services, at church, residential homes, preaching & teaching, Open the Book ministry in local schools, and pastoral work visiting the house bound. He and his wife Barbara still find the energy to go abroad to pass their love of education and Jesus to school communities in various place in Africa and elsewhere

Tom Buchanan became our Associate Vicar in April 2017 after serving a curacy in the City of London. He has full time Day job in London and travels widely as part of he demanding work, so though his time is scarce, we love having him around. He has brought us a new dynamic in our worship and fellowship

Catherine Ievins is a retired priest in 2016 and living again in the parish, she was a member of the church many years ago, before going for ordination.  We love having her around with her caring personailty in coming along side and ministering to people.    


Our Church Centre Manager Karl Parkes is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day management of the Centre, including room hire. To contact Karl via email, write to:

Our Community Worker Lindsey Stanton helps the church engage with the community.

Our Church Administrator Caroline Muncey has been the Church Administrator and Vicar’s Secretary for the past 12 years, and has numerous duties, including responsibility for all the paperwork pertaining to the Church.

Children and youth work co-ordinator: Daleen Van Heerden

Our Cleaner Michael Brown keeps our beloved Church Centre looking its best for all who come to it, for worship or other worthwhile ends.

We rely on the work of so many people to keep St Philips the vibrant place it is! Thank you to our Vicar and Ministers, our staff, and the scores of volunteers who contribute to our life by helping to look after music, flowers and communion cloths, building infrastructure and garden, our newsletter, financial affairs, pastoral activity, home groups, Sunday catering, and more.