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Staff and Leadership

Come and meet our leadership team and the staff you may meet at church.  If you wish to contact any of our staff and leadership team, please click here.
MS   Jonny Rapson
The Revd Matthew Stone   The Revd Jonny Rapson - Curate
Matthew has been Rector since July 2014, following six years as Vicar of All Saints’ Queensbury. 

Matthew grew up in Hampton, attending a Church of England High School and serving his local church first as youth leader and then Churchwarden.  He began his working life in NatWest before moving to The Prince’s Trust.  He trained for the ordained ministry in Oxford (Ripon College Cuddesdon) and served his curacy at St Peter’s, Hammersmith.

As part of his role as Rector, Matthew plays a full part in Deanery and Diocesan activities, enjoys contributing to St John’s School as Chair of Governors, and actively promotes relationships with the other Stanmore churches.  He is also Padre to the local ATC Squadron and Chair of Trustees to the Stanmore Institute.

Matthew is married to Becky, and they have two children who both attend St John’s School.  He runs to keep fit, enjoys attending New Wine each summer and spending time with friends.  He says the best thing about being Rector of St John’s is the wonderful community of all ages who are willing to embrace new people and ideas, and suffer his tendency to faff!
  Jonny is the associate curate here at St John's and was Ordained in June 2019. Jonny is married to Jenna and they have a lively cockapoo puppy called Poppy and a hamster called Macci!  Jonny loves music and especially enjoys listening to classic bands like Iron Maiden and Metallica.
IMG 5670   Jane
Mark Lynch - Churchwarden   Jane Prentice - Churchwarden
Mark moved to Harrow in 2010 and started to attend St John's church.  In 2015 Mark became our churchwarden responsible for legal and charitable status of the church.  St John's church dates back to 1632 which means there is always plenty to do on the 'fabric' side of maintaining the buildings.  Mark is also our Safeguarding Officer which means a close relationship with our Junior Church and our Youth Group.

In his spare time, Mark is an RFU referee and a rugby coach with a successful U16's team.
  St. John’s has always been Jane’s family church.  It wasn’t until 2007 that Jane got actively involved with church life helping out with Junior Church and joining the fundraising committee and then becoming Church warden in 2015. Jane is mum to two teenage boys so has plenty to keep her busy, but when she has time to herself she loves to power walk for fitness and enjoys crafting for her sanity!   Her two biggest passions are attending New Wine each summer and being involved with Harrow’s Firm Foundation Winter Night Shelter.