Meet the Joint Church Council of Holy Trinity and Minstead Gardens

Rev. Jim McKinney

Vicar – JCC Chair
Jim has been Vicar of Holy Trinity for over 10 years and plays an active role in the life of the community of Roehampton and that of the University and Church School as well as the Ecumenical Parish.

M Woodroffe

Director of Music – JCC Member
M is our choirmaster and organist. A Reader, member of Deanery Synod, part of the worship team – M does more for Holy Trinity than is possible to note down here!

Rose Ferguson

JCC Member
Rose is a representative to the Deanery Synod for Holy Trinity and member of the JCC, a sidesperson at Sunday Services and involved in the Sunday School along with the Sunday School teacher Lam.

Pam Harris

JCC Member
Pam is a member of the Finance Sub-Committee, a JCC member and an active player in the social committee and events held by Holy Trinity. Along with Jean Vincett was instrumental in setting up the very popular and successful 60+ cafe.

Alan Housden

JCC Member – Treasurer
Alan is co-treasurer of Holy Trinity and treasurer of Minstead Gardens. Supported by Richard Holman, Alan has overseen the accounts for many years. All Alan’s contributions to Roehampton were recently acknowledged by the Mayor of Wandsworth.

Eleanor Horne

JCC Member – Treasurer
Eleanor is the co-Treasurer for Holy Trinity, a ‘Holy Duster’ as well as a server in the Church.

Rev. Geoffrey Farrar

JCC Member
Geoffrey is the Minister of Putney Methodist church and sits on the JCC in that role as well as being a part of the worship team and supporting Holy Trinity in many of our joint activities in Roehampton.

Jill Francis

JCC Member
Jill sits on the JCC and with a professional singing background is also a regular in the choir of Holy Trinity and supporting at musical events.

Jean Vincett

JCC Member
Jean is a wonderful organiser of everything in Holy Trinity. A JCC member and on the Finance Committee as well as key person for Holy Trinity social events, rotas, training servers and sidespeople and instrumental in setting up the hugely popular 60+ cafe at Minstead Gardens.

Tom Kemoh

Churchwarden
Tom is one of two Churchwardens for Holy Trinity and on the Finance Committee. A skilled professional, Tom also supports Holy Trinity across the many, varied building issues that can be found in a Grade II listed church.

Susan Melhuish

JCC Member
Susan is a JCC member and leads the “Holy Dusters” in their polishing and maintenance of HT. Susan is also a sidesperson, server and all-round-doer for things Holy Trinity.

Michael Shute

JCC Member
Michael sits on the JCC and is a regular at the 12 o’clock service – with a background in publishing, he brings a helpful perspective on modern communications.

Rev. Dr Mark Garner

JCC Member
Mark is part of the worship team of Holy Trinity, helping with services and preaching, and is also an active member of the Choir. Mark is head of Whitelands College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Roehampton.

Ann Budhram

JCC Member
Ann has attended Holy Trinity for many years – and many Vicars (!) and sits on the Finance Committee as well as the JCC, giving invaluable advice on all matters to help strengthen Holy Trinity and maintain its ecumenical presence across Roehampton.

Darlene Donaldson

JCC Member
Darlene is a JCC Member, a “Holy Duster” and a server for Holy Trinity – as well as regularly volunteering at the 60+ cafe and other HT social events.

Dr. John Moxon

Churchwarden and Secretary
John is one of two Churchwardens for Holy Trinity and the secretary to the JCC. John is also a Deanery Synod rep, a member of the Choir and helps manage our social media.

Jean Harrison

JCC Member
Jean sits on the JCC as a member of Minstead Gardens, our sister Methodist Church – Jean actively brings the two churches together through her participation in our joint activities.

Our Family

Holy Trinity and Roehampton Methodist Church (usually known by its location, Minstead Gardens) have been in a formal ecumenical partnership for over fifty years.  Our joint philosophy is that we are ‘one church in two places’. The worship at Minstead Gardens is the traditional Methodist form of service starting on Sundays at 3.00pm.
Everyone can be assured of a friendly welcome at each service.

At present, Holy Trinity has a Joint Church Council with Minstead Gardens Methodist Church – however Holy Trinity is in the process of reverting to a Parochial Church Council whilst maintaining close links with Minstead Gardens and having two joint meetings a year to discuss areas in common such as mission.

The congregations of the two churches give service through a number of ways – from “Holy Dusting” to organising wonderful musical and social events, supporting administratively and through governance on the JCC, gardening, flower-arranging, serving, running the Sunday School, being sidespersons, on the coffee rota, driving others to church, pastoral care and much more.

Worship Team

Holy Trinity is very fortunate in having a diverse worship team who take services and give sermons regularly including the Rev. Mark
Garner, Head of Whitelands College and also the Whitelands College Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Eshun.

June Boyce-Tillman of Winchester University also regularly preaches and Rev. Geoffrey Farrar of Putney Methodist Church as part of our ecumenical ethos and closeness to the Methodist Church in Roehampton – Holy Trinity’s reader and organist Em Woodroffe and, of course, Holy Trinity’s Vicar the Rev. Jim McKinney – all of these different voices allow the congregation the uplifting experience of a  breadth of religious ideas and sermons within the Church of England ethos.