We have a historic relationship with our patron, The Haberdashers’ Company
We are part of the HTB church-planting network
For more information about the history of the parish have a look at our Wikipedia entry
Graham Hunter was appointed Vicar of St John’s in May 2011. Prior to being ordained, he was a worship leader and youth worker - so spent most of his time playing guitar, drinking coffee and hanging out with people. This is roughly what he still does now as Vicar…
Graham very occasionally writes on his Vicar’s Blog
Graham is married to Sara, and they have three children: Caleb, Seth and Hannah.
St John’s is governed by a PCC (Parochial Church Council) who also serve as charity trustees. Some of the PCC members hold specific roles:
Revd Graham Hunter
Maria Demetriou & Ian Shepard (From 6th June 2013: Peter Chareka & Ian Shepard)
Deanery Synod Rep
Other PCC Members
Adelle has been on staff at St John’s for nearly 13 years. She has recently taken on a more comprehensive role in running the office and taking care of managing the church premises. Adelle is the person most likely to answer the phone in the office, and is usually there Monday to Thursday between 9.30am and 1.30pm.
Steve joined the staff team in October 2011 as worship pastor. He heads up the team of worship leaders and musicians who lead worship at Sunday services and other events in the church. Steve spent a number of years involved in the Malibu Vineyard church, and has recently returned to the UK with his wife Shannon. Steve was born and brought up in Hoxton! He’s always on the look out for more musicians to play music with…
Steve is assisted by a talented team of musicians, but in particular by Sam White and James Turner our worship interns.
Bosede has lived in Hoxton for nearly ten years with her daughter Sharon. She is responsible for the cleaning the church, and ensuring it’s ready for various different users.
Ruth joined the team in November 2012. A qualified primary school teacher, with specialisms in early years and RE, Ruth has a strong sense of call to children’s ministry. She is passionate about children’s worship, and enjoys singing.
Sally joined the team in February 2012. She is involved in running all kinds of projects, particularly our community ministry projects: Hackney Hoodbank, Hackney Winter Night Shelter, Shoreditch Citizens as well as ad hoc pensioners teas and outdoor concerts. When she’s not rushing around organising, she can usually be found reading a book somewhere…