Meet the Team

Rob Hudson Rob Hudson is our Vicar. He learned about Jesus as a child, and grew to love him as a student. Rob is a country boy at heart, having been raised in rural Berkshire and lived in leafy Devon, and he normally gets lost on the Tube. His favourite sports are football and table tennis (it is a sport, honest!). He is husband to Hepsie and father to Mireya, Joel and Dottie.
19.04.25 Richard PowerRichard Power is our Associate Minister for Evangelism. He loves meeting people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. He grew up near Cambridge and became a Christian as a teenager through his local church. An ideal day for him would involve a stroll in the park, a game of football, a good conversation over coffee, and a board game or two. He met his wife, Arta, when teaching and studying in Greece. They have three girls, Lucy, Stephanie and Jane.
 
andrew bellisAndrew Bellis is our Curate. He grew up in Newcastle - though you're unlikely to spot that from his accent! Andrew is really grateful that he grew up going to church and hearing about Jesus, but it wasn't until he was a student that he really grasped that being a Christian isn't about being good, but being forgiven. That changed everything! Before training to be a minister, he lived and worked in nearby Harold Hill. Andrew is married to Emily and they have two children, Samuel and Lucy.
John BakerJohn Baker is our Associate Minister for Youth and Families. He grew up in East London and was a primary school teacher in Hackney for a few years. Before taking up the role at St Peter's he and his wife Alma, daughter Anya and son Micah had been working overseas with Africa Inland Mission. John likes reading history and it was being convinced that the resurrection of Jesus was an historical event which lead him to being convinced of the truth of the Christian Faith. He also likes playing football, listening to liquid drum and bass music and losing to his wife at games.
 
Hayley ReadHayley Read is our Youth and Families Worker. She grew up in Harold Wood, and was introduced to St Peter's Church as a child through a school friend. Hayley was part of the youth program here and became a Christian during her teenage years as a pathfinder. Hayley is married to Steve and they have 4 children: Ricci-Dean, Brendan, Samuel and Evelyn. Hayley enjoys country walks, open fires and having a good chat over a coffee.
Fi Bennett Fi Bennett is our Women's Worker. She hails from the Brecon Beacons - not that you'd know she grew up in Wales from speaking to her! She came to know Jesus through her local church and summer camps in West Wales. Having brought her east to live in Harold Wood in 2006, the Lord has continued to give her a love and passion for sharing the good news of Jesus with all women. When enjoying some time off, you will find Fi taking herself off to the cinema or the West End.
Emily Agnew Emily Agnew is our Church Centre Manager. She worked as a theatre director for several years, running an independent production company, before (to her surprise!) taking on her current role at St Peter's. She became a Christian at university and is still amazed that Jesus would save someone like her. Emily still loves going to the theatre any time she can. She also enjoys watching films and reading, mostly historical fiction. There is always a pile of books on her floor waiting to be read and a pile of DVDs on her shelves waiting to be watched.
elaineforweb Elaine Owsley is our Church Administrator.  She lives with her husband Meyrick and two sons Nathan and Jacob. In 2009, during a rough patch in life, a friend invited along to church. After hearing the amazing news of Grace and Salvation she became a Christian. Being a mum of school age boys there isn't much spare time but Elaine helps out at the local Beaver Scout group. Her likes are walking, reading, jigsaws, knitting and eating!  Dislikes are cats, frogs and marmalade. Her life's ambition is to learn to play the piano.
Ed-Rush-500pxEd Rush is one of our 9:38 trainees. He grew up in rural Lincolnshire, studied Politics at Northampton Uni (don't worry, it gets more interesting from here) and moved to Romford in 2016 with his then new wife Zoe. He's a coffee and cycling enthusiast (some may say snob), absolutely loves music and you'll usually find him trying to make music on the nearest instrument. But Ed's biggest passion is teaching kids the Gospel and to know and love our incredible Saviour Jesus.
Josiah-Coney-500pxJosiah Coney is one of our 9:38 trainees. He grew up in Croatia, the child of St Peter’s mission partners. He became a Christian quite young, and ever since the Church has played a major role on his life. His time in Croatia taught him a lot especially about how God works in ways that we don’t expect. He enjoys reading, playing board games and talking about ancient history.  He is looking forward to serving the church and seeing what God has in store for him. 
alan gillardAlan Gillard is our Pastoral Care Co-ordinator. He moved from Leytonstone to Harold Wood in 1972 when he married Penny - they have two children and four grandchildren. They have been part of the church here for just over 40 years, Alan having become a Christian at the Church weekend away in 1980. Alan is committed to overseas mission in Kenya (through Kids Alive International) and enjoys walking, photography and playing around with a guitar and blues harmonica in his spare time. But his passion is people, especially when it involves coffee. He was a buildings project and design manager, but is now retired and is focusing on the support and development of the family of St Peter’s - to grow in their love for the Lord Jesus and for one another.
chris knowlesChris Knowles oversees our Ministry Amongst Older People (MAOP). He is married to Eileen with 5 children & 6 grandchildren. They have lived in Harold Wood and belonged to the St Peter's Church family for nearly 50 years! He preaches at St Peter's, and gets invited to share the Good News of Jesus in other church fellowships in Havering and beyond.

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