Who We Are
We are a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and are in agreement with its core beliefs and values.
We are lead by Revs David and Mary McLachlan, as joint part time ministers, and a Leadership Team of five deacons.
Revs David and Mary McLachlan
Joint PastorsAs well as leading the church, Mary is a chaplain at East Surrey Hospital and David teaches ministers in training at Spurgeons College. They have four grown-up children.
Deacon and Church Secretary
Stuart has lived in this village longer than any of us, and knows our history well. He and his team keep the cricket pitch in good shape.
Deacon and Church Treasurer
Andrew is a great musician and full of energy. As a retired headmaster his gifts are invaluable in all our children’s work. A great story teller!
Sandy has a ministry of 'helps'. She is an amazing cook and is a follower of F1 motorsport. Having retired from the aircraft industry her passion now is anything to do with crafts.
Sandy is married to Peter and they both love quizzes and board games!
Otherwise known as Clouseau, for some reason!... Nigel is our local postman, and a mass catering expert!
Chris leads Urban Saints and is passionate for the work with young people. He works as a gardener and drives a wicked ride-on mower. Chris is also a keen Palace supporter.
Data Protection Officer.
David does his best to keep us and everything in order. Together with his wife Diane they look after a beautiful garden.
He also makes a mean Shepherd’s Pie.
Safeguarding - Designated Official
Diane is married to David and leads worship from time to time. Together they both have a gorgeous garden which occupies their talents often. Diane has pets of the furry and feathered variety which keeps her on her toes!