Meet the Team

Staff members

William TaylorWilliam Taylor, Rector
William Taylor grew up on a farm in Cornwall.  He served in the British Army as an officer in the Royal Green Jackets for five years before being ordained.  In 1995 he joined St Helen's Church, Bishopsgate, in the heart of the City of London, and became Rector in 1998.  William is married to Janet, and they have three children - Emily, Digby and Archie.


Brian O'Donoghue, Church Manager & Gospel Partnerships
Brian, a former lawyer, manages the administrative and operational aspects of St Helen's.  He is actively involved on Sunday mornings as well as in the City and at Central Focus midweek.  Brian is married to Claire and they have four children - Ella, Tom, Freddie and Will.  On days off Brian loves spending time with his family, cheering on England at Lords, and enjoying fine food. 

Janet Miller

Janet Miller, receptionist
If you visit the church or call the church office it is likely that your first point of contact will be Janet Miller, our receptionist.  Janet and her husband Don are South Africans living in London and they have four children - Amy, Alice, Geoff and Ruth - and a growing number of grandchildren.



Andrew Sach,Team Leader & Central Focus/Home Groups
Andrew Sach leads the ministry on a Sunday morning. He enjoys cooking and spending time with good friends.

Elspeth Pitt 1 Elspeth Pitt
Elspeth is involved serving women at St Helen's as well as leading Christianity Explored and Central Focus.  A fan of crosswords and cricket, Elspeth manages to support England unless, of course, they are playing Wales.

Tom NashTom Nash, Youth worker
Tom is involved with ministry to young people together with his wife, Clare.  They have two sons, Caleb and Zach.

Sam OsborneSam Osborne, Children's ministry

Sam and his wife Jenny are involved in the Children's ministry at St Helen's.  In his spare time Sam enjoys reading Christian biographies and keeping up with any sport involving a ball.

HenryHenry ET, Gospel Home & International Growth Groups
Henry leads the Mandarin-speaking congregation and oversees the small group evening for Internationals (Growth Groups).  Henry and his wife Becca have two daughters - Chloe and Lizzy.

Rob Scott 1Robert Scott, Mission Partners
Rob oversees our international outreach especially our contact with our overseas mission partners, having previously worked in Bangladesh and with the World Health Organisation.  He is a keen football fan despite supporting Southend United.  Rob is married to Beccy and they have three children - Susannah, Isabella and Isaac.


A GlynAneirin Glyn, Sunday at 4pm
Aneirin, a keen fan of all things Welsh, leads the 4pm Sunday congregation and is involved in Know & Tell as well as Read Mark Learn.  Aneirin is married to Jenny and they have three children - Harry, Freddy and Isabelle.

Chris FishlockChris Fishlock, Sunday at 4pm & Offsite workers ministry
Chris serves in the 4pm Sunday congregation and also leads the offsite workers ministry at St Helen's.  Chris is married to Carrie with three children - Sam, Millie and Imogen.  Chris enjoys playing squash and family holidays in France.

Richard SimpkinRichard Simpkin, Music & Marriage Preparation
Richard leads the music on Sundays at 10.30am and 4pm and he is involved in ministry with professional musicians as well as training music apprentices.  Richard is married to Philly and they have two sons - Ollie and Charlie.


CharlieCharlie Skrine, Student Team Leader
Charlie serves in the 6pm congregation and leads the student ministry.  He is married to Claire and they have two sons - Tom and Ed.  Charlie enjoys kayaking on the Thames, holidays in Wales and watching Spooks.  Find out more about the other members of the student team.

Leonie MasonLeonie Mason, Associate Scheme & Read Mark Learn
Leonie is involved in women's ministry and particularly in training women who hope to go into full-time ministry themselves.  Thriving on variety, she has previously studied music, sold handbags and been a fundraiser.  She loves spending time with her friends, family and godchildren and whenever possible, combines this with drinking tea and walking in far-flung parts of the UK.

 Michael YouMichael You, Associate Scheme
Michael was born and brought up in Singapore but settled in London and has been involved at St Helen's for many years, more recently training men and women for full-time ministry.  When he does take a day off Michael enjoys sleeping, or good conversation with friends over good food.

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