Who's Who?

Emmanuel staff, the ministry team, the church council & the eldership.

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


 Nick Wooldridge (Associate Minister)

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Nick has served as the associate minister at Emmanuel since the beginning of 2021 having finished his curacy at St Mark’s Battersea Rise. It was an eventful curacy during which Nick was married to Mary and they had their daughter, Phoebe. 

Previously a primary school teacher, Nick left teaching to study on the Cornhill training course after which he trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford.

Originally from Australia, Nick was voted off the island in 2008 for not being interested enough in sport. He’d much rather read a book, watch a film or go to the theatre.


Helen Leach (Associate Minister - Women & Pastoral)

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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 2020. He also likes running and playing cricket, but is far better at watching cricket than playing it.



Robert FrzerRobert Frazer (Operations Manager)

Robert has been coming to Emmanuel since 1993. During that time he has been active in several different ministries - Explorers, Sunday School, Holiday Club, leading a home group and serving on the Church Council.  After a 35 year professional career spent mainly in financial services, both in the UK and overseas in Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, he started as Emmanuel Church Operations Manager in early 2021.  Having been born and brought up in Thailand, Wimbledon has been home for him and his wife Linda for over thirty years.  They have four adult children and two grandchildren.

Emily Blows (Admin Manager)


Ministry Team

The ministry team consists of our minister, our ordained staff, the associate minister for women & pastoral care, the operations manager, the care coordinator and 3 elected congregation members. 

Tracy Garrett (Care Coordinator)

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Jo Svarovsky

Steve Wilson

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Felicia Wong


The Church Wardens

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


Claire Stansfield

Ian Buchan

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The Eldership

The Eldership Team is made up of the minister, other ordained clergy and the following members:

Chris Berkeley

Robin Thomson

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Simon Woodford

Charles Westerby

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Emmanuel Church Council
May 2022 


Michelle King






Agnes Wilson







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 Claire Stone


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Mark Leach


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Claire Stansfield

  James Bryce  




Juliet Blows




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