Who's Who?

Emmanuel staff, eldership and church council

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


SarahHallSarah Hall

Sarah is from 'oop north', and her ten years in Wimbledon Village are proof that you can take the lass out of Yorkshire, but not Yorkshire out of the lass.  Ever true to her roots, Sarah loves drinking tea, chatting and her enormous cat Rory (she couldn't get a whippet to match her flat cap).  Before working at Emmanuel, Sarah qualified as social worker (honing her skills as human blotting paper) and then spent a number of years working on health policy for the Department of Health (expanding her skills in filing).  After completing the Cornhill Training Course, Sarah is the full time women's worker at Emmanuel.  She loves discipling, equipping and encouraging women of all ages through weekly bible studies, 1:1s and mums and tots.


JohnAdamsJohn Adams (Associate Minister)

John and Emily have come to Emmanuel from Oxford where John taught in a Secondary school and Emily was in training as a doctor. Apart from teaching and healing (!) they enjoy cycling, ITV3 murder mysteries and hanging out with Marina, Robin and Barnaby. As to the children's hobbies: Marina likes parks, and Robin likes chewing things. At Emmanuel, John is involved in the Sunday by Sunday preaching and leading programme and overseeing the youth work .



Shobi Selvadurai (Church Operations Manager)


Shobi is married to David and they have three girls and a dog. She has been a member of the Emmanuel Church family since 2004 and has worked on the staff team since September 2014. She can be found sitting in the vestry on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. She enjoys walking on the Common, cooking and baking.



Emily Blows (Church Operations Manager)

Emily has been a member of the Emmanuel Church Family since 2015 and is married to Daniel. She joined the staff team in September 2018. She can be found sitting in the vestry from Monday to Thursday. She enjoys travelling, reading, singing and cooking.



The Eldership

The Eldership Team is made up of the minister, other ordained clergy and the following members and is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of life at Emmanuel:

Christopher Berkeley
(Church Warden)

Jim Wallace
(Church Warden)

Martin Andrews

Mark Shand

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Emmanuel Church Council April 2018

The Church Council is responsible for the practical aspects of life at Emmanuel


Robin Weekes (Incumbent)

Robin serves as the Minister of Emmanuel and is married to Ursula. Prior posts include serving as church curate from 1999-2003 and missionary work in India from 2004 to 2010.


Peter Harlock (Council Chair)




Jan Lawes (Council Trustees)


Catherine Ruberry (Secretary)


Jill Thorpe



Sue Nixon


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Sarah Hall (Women’s Minister)

Sarah joined the staff team following the completion of the 2 year Cornhill training course. Prior to that Sarah worked as a social worker and civil servant.
  William Hodson  

William Hodson (Treasurer)

Tim Harris  

 Tim Harris (International Mission Committee Chair)


  Peter Butler  

Peter Butler (UK Mission Committee Chair)


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Pip Clarke 

  Baz Barrett  

Kevin Barrett

Jeremy Hunt  

Jeremy Hunt

  Tim Ward  

Tim Ward


James Bryce  

James Bryce