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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   Wendy Wall
The Revd Matthew Stone (   The Revd Wendy Wall (
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!
  Wendy was ordained as a Deacon in the Church of England in July 2022, after training for 3 years at St Mellitus College in London.

Wendy was born in Essex, moved to Northwood aged 5 and then into Central London as a teenager. She served her church through children's work, and later, on the Church Leadership Team and as a church warden. She began her working life as a teaching assistant which she describes as the best job ever, before going to university, then gaining a qualification to work with children and families. She has worked both for a charity and local authority in adoption, safeguarding and most recently with children in local authority care.

Wendy is married to Shane and they have two adult children. She walks, plays badminton and attends pilates to keep fit, and enjoys spending time with friends and family. She is delighted to be curate at St John's Church and enjoying getting to know Stanmore.
Graham Nicholson   Pam Photo
Graham Nicholson - Churchwarden   Pam Curran - Churchwarden
I am IT consultant and occasionally travel to Europe to do temporary IT installations or provide consultancy, primarily to military customers. Although this can sound quite interesting it always ends up as flying in, do the job and then fly straight home again, the inside of one server room is very much like the next.

Outside of work I enjoy fencing with both epee and foil and I also enjoy reading and can, occasionally, be found behind a camera

  As someone with a busy and active worklife, I thrive on the opportunity of working with and supporting people to grow and develop their skills and talents whilst also caring for themselves and others.

Away from work my home, family and friends are hugely important to me. I love spending time together at home or away, baking for everyone and spending time outside especially in our garden or at the coast. Music is also a big part of my life – playing, singing and listening and the choir at St John’s is a great way for me to profess and share my faith with others in our church family and beyond.