As a parish church within the growing Diocese of London, St Paul’s is privileged to have a strong clergy team and skilled lay leadership.
There are normally two full-time clergy on site at St Paul’s as well as a small team of honorary assistant clergy. Under the vicar’s leadership they support the work of the church. A member of the clergy is available before or after the daily Eucharist for confession and spiritual guidance and also by appointment.
A member of the parish clergy is always available in pastoral emergencies and we will be glad to be contacted at whatever hour, seven days a week.
Our two churchwardens bring varied and complementary skills and lead a strong team of Deputy Churchwardens.
Alan Gyle is the twelfth vicar of St Paul’s Knightsbridge. A Scotsman by birth, he studied music in Scotland, later reading theology at Oxford. He was ordained in St Paul’s Cathedral in London and before coming to Knightsbridge served variously in Acton Green as a curate, at St George’s Chapel Windsor as a Minor Canon, and at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art as Chaplain. He is a Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey, an FRSA and an experienced coach and organisational consultant.
Gillian is CEO of GoHealth and Associate Priest at St Paul’s Knightsbridge. She is passionately committed to health, healing and Christian living. She is a cancer survivor, Anglican priest, theologian and scientist with a strong interest in communication and teaching. She has a doctorate in Physics from Imperial College London and an MA in Theology from the University of Oxford. She is particularly keen to bring the study of science into conversations about Christian healing. She is the author of Introducing Science and Religion: A path through polemic (SPCK, 2014), The Limits of Science? (CSP, 2017) and Cancer: A Pilgrim Companion (SPCK, 2017).
Bishop Michael was born in Staffordshire and ordained in Lichfield. Most of Bishop Michael’s ministry has been in London where he has held, with distinction, a number of key roles as Archdeacon, Area Bishop and Canon Pastor of St Paul’s Cathedral. Now in very active retirement, he brings energy and great wisdom to the team and to the parish as a weekday and Sunday celebrant and as an engaging preacher and teacher.
Victor Stock trained at King’s College London and served in a number of London parishes before becoming for many years the Rector of St Mary-le-Bow in the City of London. He was an ebullient and popular figure, establishing the ‘disputation’ series on account of the church’s two pulpits – where well-known figures would engage in conversation across their differences. He then became Dean of Guildford, from which post he retired in 2012. He is an occasional broadcaster (BBC Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage), a Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey and an FRSA.
A graduate of Merton College, Oxford, Phil joined St Paul’s soon after he left Oxford for London and is a key member of the team, having serviced for many years as Treasurer. Phil is very familiar both in the Liturgy and in the administrative side of things where he is close to the small staff team, day-to-day operations in the Parish Office. He has encyclopaedic knowledge of our systems and processes. As we move into development mode, Phil carries the brief for our ‘business as usual’.