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RICHARD JONES was born in India and grew up in North London. After reading Law and Politics at university he spent 15 years working as a management consultant and then in senior management in both commercial and not for profit organisations.
Following ordination in 2004, he served as Curate in Ashtead (2004-8) and then as Vicar of St. John's, Burscough in the Diocese of Liverpool (2008-15). During this time, he also served in a number of Deanery and Diocesan positions. He has a passion for discipleship (particularly spiritual formation), mission and pastoral care.
Married to Jo, they have two children. To relax, he enjoys the arts, cricket, rugby (supporting Harlequins) and trying to shed a few pounds through getting on his bike.


Associate Minister

Nico Ohlsson

Nico Hilding Ohlsson


Assistant Minister
TIM LONG moved to Ashtead in 2011 with his wife Kirstie after a ministry as Rector of various parishes over a period of nearly 30 years in the dioceses of Pretoria and Johannesburg in South Africa. Tim and Kirstie came to the UK to join their three children and ten grandchildren living here permanently, and are grateful to have been received so warmly by the community of St Giles' and St George's. Tim's passions are reading theology and literature, listening to classical music, and walking.



Youth Leader

 Sean Skinner
Sean Skinner Aug 2019

Children and Families Leader
Jaynie Kendall



Contemporary Music Leader

Mirkku Ridanpaa

Jaynie Kendall Aug 2019

Mirkku Ridanpaa Aug 2019

Pastoral Care
SHARON SEAL is the Leader of Pastoral Care. Her ministry began in 2001 and her role is to facilitate, initiate and oversee all pastoral care within the church and in the community. There are currently around 80 people who volunteer and are actively serving in this area of ministry. As well as pastoral care Sharon also helps lead and coordinate the housegroups as well as leading various creative and contemplative prayer opportunities.

Sharon Seal


Mark Haustead


Parish Manager

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