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 20 years for a week in the summer holidays. It has used private schools in Dorset, Kent and now the beautiful Yorshire Dales. 'This has been a highlight for our own children as well as for many other children with their parents.'

He is looking for God to do new things even as he gets older.

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.

Michael Priestley

A Licensed Lay Minister for over 50 years, Michael's role includes leading services, at church, residential homes, preaching & teaching, and pastoral work.


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.

Children and youth work co-ordinator: We currently have a vacancy for this important role! 

Our Church Administrator Caroline Muncey has been Church Administrator and Vicar’s Secretary for the past 8 years, and has numerous duties, including responsibility for all the paperwork pertaining to the Church. 

Our Café Manager and chef is Kevin Hodgson. He is ably assisted by our Lead Front of House Aliz. Please see the Cornerstone Café page for more information -- or, even better, drop by in person for coffee, cake, or a meal to eat in or take away! 

Our Cleaner Michael 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.