Meet the Team

Lead Pastor

Paul Lapworth

Paul joined us in September 2019 and has been a long standing member here at Wycliffe. He is a former student of All Nations, served for a number of years in Senegal and was more recently Deputy Director of the Christian mission WEC UK.

Associate Pastors

Stewart Johnston, Operations Manager

Stewart joined the staff in 2005 and is also a longstanding member of Wycliffe. Prior to joining Wycliffe staff, his career was in road haulage & logistics.  Stewart and his team simply want to facilitate God’s work through our Church in any way they can.  

Jane Farnworth, Families Pastor

Jane oversees the Children’s and Youth Team while also considering how best to be Church for those aged 0-25 and their parents. She has a passion to see all ages know Jesus, from the very youngest members of our Church family and up.

Children’s, Youth and Family (CYF) Team

Alison is our under 8’s and families specialist. Alison joined the team in 2019 after many years at Wycliffe. She is a qualified teacher and has a passion to journey with families as they share faith together.

Roz is our 8 years to 13 years specialist. Roz joined the staff team in 2012 and works with our 8-13 year olds.  She has a degree in Youthwork and Theology and enjoys the fun, creativity and challenging questions that come from our younger youth as they explore faith and life together. 

Pete Sewell-Alger

Pete is our 14 to 18+ specialist and joined the staff team in 2015.  He has a degree in Youth Work and Community Development and is currently studying for a degree in Mission & Ministry. He aims to inspire and provoke young people to become more like Jesus every day, in every way!


We currently have a team of five Elders who work hard watching out for the spiritual life of our Church, teaching the Word of God, making important decisions and spending time in prayer.

Nigel Harman

Chris Darby

Lis H.

Esnat Tembo

John Leary


Roger Garrick

Roger oversees our Church finances in order to manage wisely the funds that we have been given by God’s love and grace.