Parish Leadership

The Revd Erica Wooff

The Revd Erica Wooff

Erica has been a parish priest since 2005, serving in three other parishes in South London before arriving in Stockwell in November 2016. Prior to ordination, Erica was a British diplomat, serving in China and Eastern Europe. 

Erica is passionate that the local church and its parish priest are called to serve the whole community, not just those who are regular worshippers at Church of England services.  This community service starts with our neighbours, of all faiths and none.  As well as being vicar, Erica is a trustee of the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education, and also a trustee of Together Southwark a partnership between the Diocese of Southwark and the Church Urban Fund, working to alleviate poverty in South London.Erica loves classical music, cooking, creative writing, and can be found walking a mad, black Labrador twice a day in the local park.

The Revd Erica Wooff
Priest in Charge
Stockwell Parish
78 Stockwell Park Road
London SW9 0DA

020 7274 6480


The Revd Olufunke Ogbede

Associate Priest

Funke is the Assistant Priest for the Parish. She takes services and preaches regularly at both churches, in particular she presides fortnightly at Tuesday morning Mass.  Funke also leads Bible study and prayer for the over 60s, undertakes pastoral visits, including prayer and HC to the sick or housebound and will offer prayer over the phone.

'Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together'(psalm 34 v 3). Be a blessing.


Glenfield Benjamin (Ben)

Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary

Ben is one of the most knowledgable people in St Michael's.  He is core member of the choir and serves at Communion.  He is master of the church's audio equipment and loves music.  Before he retired, he was a ticket inspector for London Underground.   He is a member of the Parish Pastoral team visiting the elderly and praying with them, and also visiting the sick in hospital.  He is married to Gloria, and his children and grandchildren are all active members of the congregation. He and Gloria are part of the church cleaning team on Saturday mornings.

Cora Leander

Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary


Margaret Fletcher

Churchwarden, St Michael's/Licensed Lay Minister

Margaret is one of the 2 Churchwardens at St Michael's and a Licensed Lay Worker at both churches.  She is involved with organising Bible Studies and Prayer Groups.  This includes supporting the church worldwide and reaching out to those with no faith.  She is also involved in Pastoral visits.  Outside the Parish, she is a volunteer member of the chaplaincy team at St Thomas' Hospital, London.  She is married to Philip, and they have a adult daughter and grandchildren.

Henrietta Royle

Churchwarden, St Michael's

Henrietta is one of the 2 Churchwardens at St Michael's.  She works in the City and is active in the local residents' association: Stockwell Park Residents Association (SPRA), being one of the links between SPRA and the Parish.  She works with a number of the congregation and local residents to grow flowers in the Church Hall Garden to be used for flower arrangements in St Michael's and to grow vegetables for Harvest Festival.  She is Chairman of the Trustees for Friends of St Michael, a Trustee of the Share Foundation and a founder member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club.  She lives locally and is married to Michael.  She loves art, theatre and food.  She is a keen cook and a very dodgy gardener.

Yvette Cole

Churchwarden, St Andrew's

Yvette is one of the two churchwardens at St Andrew's.  She has been worshipping at St Andrew's for 30 years. She is married to Eric, who sings in the choir.

Wendy Thompson

Churchwarden, St Andrew's

Wendy is in her first year as one of the 2 Churchwardens at St Andrew's. She is passionate about sharing God's love and vision with ALL Stockwell Parish now and in the future. Apart from her parish work, she is the local organiser for the Robes Project, arranges shelter for the homeless in a number of churches during the winter months. Wendy is a teacher and is married with children.

Henry Beckles

Churchwarden Emeritus

Henry was churchwarden for St. Andrew's for seven years and still actively supports the current churchwardens.  He is a keen and expert gardener, both in his large allotment at home and around St Andrew's.

Philip Fletcher

Reader (Permission To Officiate)

Philip Fletcher has been a Reader in the Parish for nearly 40 years, preaching regularly in both churches.  Retired from paid work, he seeks to help the Church, nationally and in the parish, to develop its mission to the wider world. Philip was a member of the Archbishops' Council for 10 years and Chairman of its Mission and Public Affairs Council for 4 years, from which he retired in at the end of 2016.   He continues to be a member of the CofE Environment Working Group and a Trustee of the Church Urban Fund.  He is a Governor of Canterbury ChristChurch University.  He sits on the Diocesen Synod.  He is married to Margaret and has an adult daughter and 2 grandchildren. 

Robert Shean McConnell

Co-Manager, St Michael's Church Hall

Robert co-manages St Michael's Church Hall.  As a retired Chartered Surveyor he advises on and partially supervises building work needed on the Hall and Church, like roofs. He is church bin man and occasional gardener. He came to Stockwell in 1965 while lecturing at The Brixton School of Building which became part of The Polytechnic of The South Bank . After the Brixton riots, he was for several years, from 1995, a member of The Community-Police Consultative Group for Lambeth. For ten years he was a Lambeth Borough Councillor ( Knights Hill Ward) and chaired The Race Scrutiny Commssion 2002/3. 

Jean Orr

Co-Manager, St Michael's Church Hall

Jean is co-manager of St Michael's Church Hall and has lived in Stockwell for over 40 years.  She is now retired after a long teaching career in Lambeth. She is a regular volunteer for Trinity Hospice, runs the bookings for the St Michael's Church Hall and is a new member of the PCC. She loves music, sings in an choir and is married with three adult children.

Yetunde Baoku

Yetunde is the Secretary to the PCC and a member of the choir at St Michael's.  She is a member of the collection counting team.  She works for the NHS as ..., is married with * children.

Simon Barker


Simon has been Treasurer for [eight] years.  He is responsible for budgetting,  income and expenditure, management of reserves and submissions to the Diocese and the Charity Commission.  He is in the process of building up a Finance team of volunteers.  Simon is Director of Operations for a City insurance broker.


Parish Secretary

Dawn ..

Norma Cambell

Sunday School Leader for St Andrew's

Margaret Aidoo

Sunday School Leader for St Michael's