Alan enjoys reading and film, and he paints. An exhibition of his paintings was shown at St Stephen Walbrook in 2016. Before moving to the parish in November 2010, he was a vicar in South Hackney for nearly 17 years. In After the Fire: Finding Words for Grenfell he describes the emergency and pastoral response at St Clement's, and considers the implications for parish ministry. In September 2017, The Guardian published his poem about the fire. He will leave the parish for All Saints West Dulwich at the end of the April: his final service will be at 10.30 am on Sunday 28 April, at St Clement's church. His 'collation and induction' at All Saints will be at 8.00 pm on 8 July 2019. All are very welcome to attend.
Mary was licensed to the Parish in 2009. Previously, she has worked in school and college chaplaincies, as well as in parishes in Northampton and Coventry. She is married to Andrew and they have two sons, Samuel and Jacob. She enjoys cooking, reading commentaries about the gospels and sleeping under canvas in the summer holidays. She works for the parish on a part time basis.
As a young girl in Uganda, Margaret sang in the church choir and also went mountaineering and climbed Mt Elgon. She lived in Germany for six years before moving to the UK in 1987. She has been a school teacher for many years, and enjoys working with children. Margaret enjoys power walking but she is afraid of the dark and creepy crawlies.