Who's Who?

Emmanuel staff, eldership and church council

RobinWeekesRobin Weekes (Minister)

Robin serves as the minister of Emmanuel and is married to Ursula. They have been entrusted with three children - Jasper, Henry & Emma. Robin is no stranger to Emmanuel, and has had the privilege of being involved with the church as a curate (1999-2003), a mission partner (2004-2010) and a member (2010-2012) before returning as the minister in March 2013.

Prior to being minister of Emmanuel, Robin taught on the PT Cornhill Training Course for two and a half years. Before that, the Weekes family lived in Delhi for 6 years as Associate Mission Partners with Crosslinks. He and Ursula speak Hindi, and their children were all born in Delhi. For 4 of those years Robin served as the pastor of Delhi Bible Fellowship South. Robin is passionate about Christ and his church.

As well as enjoying spending time with his family, Robin is an avid cyclist and can often be seen tearing round Richmond Park. He loves reading, travelling, sport (mainly rugby and cricket) and Indian food!

To see Robin's Pastoral Promise to Emmanuel - Click Here


SarahHall Sarah Hall (Women's worker)

Sarah is from 'oop north', and her ten years in Wimbledon Village are proof that you can take the lass out of Yorkshire, but not Yorkshire out of the lass.  Ever true to her roots, Sarah loves drinking tea, chatting and her enormous cat Rory (she couldn't get a whippet to match her flat cap).  Before working at Emmanuel, Sarah qualified as social worker (honing her skills as human blotting paper) and then spent a number of years working on health policy for the Department of Health (expanding her skills in filing).  After completing the Cornhill Training Course, Sarah is the full time women's worker at Emmanuel.  She loves discipling, equipping and encouraging women of all ages through weekly Bible studies, 1:1s and mums and tots.


 (Associate Minister)

Joining in January 2021


JoshJosh Skidmore (Curate)

Josh has been serving as Curate at Emmanuel since July 2019. Before that, he spent a couple of years in Tooting as a ministry trainee at St. Nicholas Church studying on the Cornhill training course, and a couple more in Oxford training for ordination. At Emmanuel, he’s involved in some preaching and leading on Sundays, and leading Acorn. Josh has been married to Fern since January. He also likes running and playing cricket, but is far better at watching cricket than playing it.



IMG5178Emily Blows (Church Manager) - On Maternity Leave

Emily has been a member of the Emmanuel Church Family since 2015 and is married to Daniel. She joined the staff team in September 2018. She can be found sitting in the vestry from Monday to Thursday. She enjoys travelling, reading, singing and cooking.


Kathy Fopp/Becky Kamese - Admin Assistants

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The Church Wardens

We have two Church Wardens who look outward in our engagement with the wider Church of England


Jan Lawes

Ian Buchan

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The Eldership

The Eldership Team is made up of the minister, other ordained clergy and the following members and is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of life at Emmanuel:

Josh Skidmore

Martin Osborn

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Tim Malton

Charles Westerby

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Mark Shand

Ed Coleridge


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Emmanuel Church Council May 2020


The Church Council is responsible for the practical aspects of life at Emmanuel


Robin Weekes (Incumbent)

Robin serves as the Minister of Emmanuel and is married to Ursula. Prior posts include serving as church curate from 1999-2003 and missionary work in India from 2004 to 2010.

  Baz Barrett  

Kevin Barrett
(Council Chair)




Jan Lawes (Council Trustees)

  Tim Ward  

Tim Ward


Jill Thorpe


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Ed Peck

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Sarah Hall (Women’s Minister)

Sarah joined the staff team following the completion of the 2 year Cornhill training course. Prior to that Sarah worked as a social worker and civil servant.

Ed Coleridge

Tim Harris  

 Tim Harris (International Mission Committee Chair)


  Peter Butler  

Peter Butler (UK Mission Committee Chair)


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Pip Clarke 

  James Bryce  

James Bryce


Jeremy Hunt  

Jeremy Hunt

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Hugo Summerson

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Sally Willis




Lynsey Shaw



Kathy Fopp, 30/04/2019