My wife (Anne) and I have been in St Erconwald's parish since we moved here in 1994. I am a scientist and have worked across pharmaceuticals, beer, coffee, cancer research and most recently carbon dioxide capture. I'm now semi-retired. In St Ercs, I've been a 9.15 collector, a welcomer during covid and I've been on the Finance and Fabric Committee since 2018. My wife and our three grown up daughters sing and play instruments as part of the 9.15 folk group... I've been in the folk group so long I can't recall when I started...and I still love it.
I have been a member of the Finance and Fabric Committee since Fr Bill invited me when he came to St Erconwald’s. You might also recognise me as the Parish Secretary that always seems to be in Spain! I really enjoy working in the parish office and with Fr Ruslan! I’m also an occasional reader at the midweek Masses.
I have been a member of the Finance and Fabric Committee in St Erconwald’s since its inception pre-Covid and an engaged member of the Catholic community in Surrey for many decades! After a very happy working life in schools, I retired from Headship in 2000, but have kept busy. I continue to enjoy family and friends, travelling, politics and parish life. I am currently a governor of Cardinal Newman School. In recent years, I have been able to join the diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage, together with several friends from St Erconwald’s. It has become the highlight of my year and a source of great strength and fellowship. It will be the 50th Anniversary of the pilgrimage in 2024 and we do hope to have a strong contingent from our local Catholic Community. We are very blessed to have Fr Ruslan in the parish and it is a pleasure and a privilege to support his work and life here in any way that I can.
I have been a parishioner at St Erconwald’s for 19 years, attending the family mass with my wife Lorraine and our three children. I am currently serving as the Head of School at Cardinal Newman School. I have previously supported at the Youth Club and have been a catechist for the Holy Communion programme. I enjoy a variety of sports as well as family walks with the dog.
I have been a parishioner at St Erconwald’s for 19 years, attending the family mass with my husband Gerry and our three children. I am a serving Headteacher in a Catholic primary school in Kingston. I am also part of the children’s liturgy team in the parish and have previously been a catechist for the Holy Communion programme. In my limited spare time I enjoy reading, singing and taking our dog for walks.
K evin Kilburn (Gift Aid Coordinator)
I have been a parishioner at St Erconwald’s since I moved to Walton in 1995. I am married to Patsy and we have four, now grown up, daughters who have all made their first Holy Communions and Confirmations here, with three baptised by Fr Liam. My children also attended Cardinal Newman and Salesian schools. I have a huge affinity for St Erconwald’s Church and parish and over the years have been involved as a reader, catechist, helping with the Children’s Liturgy when mine were young and I am currently the Gift Aid Coordinator. Through this journey my faith has developed and deepened. I am an accountant working in local authorities.
St Erconwald’s has been a part of my family for generations. My parents were married here and I was baptised, made my first holy communion and was married at St Erconwald's. My children have also grown up in the parish. They both attended Cardinal Newman and are now at Salesian. When my children were younger, I ran the church playgroup and I was also a catechist for the Holy Communion programme. As a family, we are very proud to be members of this wonderful community.
I am a solicitor and partner in a law firm in Walton-on-Thames and I specialise in wills, probate and inheritance tax planning. In my spare time I enjoy spending time by the coast, baking and board games.
I've been in this lovely parish for 23 years. I sing in the folk group at the 9.15 mass along with Stephen (my husband) and help with the children’s liturgy, flower arranging, gardening and fundraising events. I'm a volunteer with Elmbridge CAN, a local charity that aims to build a culture of welcome and support for refugees. It's a pleasure to be part of an ever growing parish exploring our faith and celebrating Mass together.
Stephen Speed (Chair)
Louise, Ellen and I moved to Walton at the turn of the century and our very first encounter with St Erconwald's was being greeted by Fr Liam at the special service held here on the very last evening of the 20th century! I have been active in the parish ever since in various roles, including confirmation catechesis, helping with music at 9:15am Sunday Mass, reading and gardening! I worked in London for many years as a civil servant and have now – gratefully – retired from all that! I am glad to be able to continue to serve in a vibrant parish that is growing in size and in faithful witness.
Emma Whitehead (Treasurer)
I am a mum to two young boys who were both baptised in the Parish. I am a Chartered Accountant working part time as the Finance Director of a local charity and volunteer as the Parish Treasurer. I am also a member of the Parish Pastoral Council and a governor of Cardinal Newman School. Whilst I spend most of my time dealing with numbers and spreadsheets I try and also get involved with other aspects of parish life such as welcoming and helping with the Alpha course.