Roots Down, Branches Out


Tania Witter

Tania has been an self-supporting minister at Christ Church since 1995.  Before that, she and her husband, Nick, lived and worked for many years in Vienna, Austria.  For a while, she worked as an editor of technical publications for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.  At the same time, she trained as a Lay Reader […]

Liz Clutterbuck

Liz is our curate who joined Christ Church in July 2015, having trained for ordination at St Mellitus College in Kensington. In addition to Sunday services, her main areas of responsibility are: adult discipleship (including running the Pilgrim course) and overseeing the church’s work with children. Liz can be reached here

Michelle Paton

Michelle has attended the Church for the last ten years and for four years has been on the PCC. Being part of the fellowship of Christ Church is extremely important to her, both for its community links and for the service of God.  Initially she began by helping in a Junior Church Group  and the Parish […]

Janet Gilbert

Janet is originally from Melbourne, and after studying and working in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and London, she has been living in Highbury for over twenty years. She has recently become one of our church wardens. Janet has taught in Sunday School or youth groups since she was a teenager herself, and still volunteers in […]

Paddy Marsh

Paddy is a retired London solicitor and a reader at Christ Church.  He is married to Ann and they have three grown up children. In his 40s he took a 5 year sabbatical from his law practice when he was appointed leader of the Christian community of about 35 lay men and women running Scargill […]

Polly Arthur

Polly Arthur has lived in Highbury and Islington for 19 years and became a reader at Christ Church in 2007. Providing pastoral care training for the Church of England and is also a volunteer at the St Mary Magdalene Refugee and Asylum Centre. She worked for the BBC for 16 years, first as a Radio 4 producer […]

Juliette Soanes

Jules is our administrator and started working here in January 2015. She grew up in Bristol where she had a number of administration roles including the ministry of defence and mediation. She moved to London 10 years ago where she read Law at London Metropolitan University and BPP Law School. Jules is married to John […]

Rachel Maby

Rachel Maby is a mezzo-soprano from London who studied on the prestigious Joint Course at the Royal Northern College of Music and University of Manchester. She was brought up in Highbury, went to Christ Church as a child and worked as assistant choir director for the Highbury Young Singers, run by Sarah Wilkinson. She now […]

Hamish Brown

Hamish Brown is a pianist, accompanist, organist, composer, arranger and conductor. He read music at the University of Manchester from 2011-14, studying piano with Andrew Wilde, and graduating with First Class Honours. As a postgraduate, he continued his studies at the Royal College of Music, studying Piano Accompaniment with Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles, graduating […]