Past Vicars and Curates

1883 - 1885
Rev’d. Percy Brent

1885 - 1910
 Rev’d. George Passand Turner

1910 - 1936
Rev’d. John Thomas

1936 - 1941
Rev’d. Trevor Herbert H Kilborn

Rev’d. Trevor H.H. Kilborne. B.A.
Date of birth Sep 1905 Registered in Kettering (3b187)

It is reported in the April 1936 edition of the Parish Magazine that the Rev. Trevor H.H. Kilborne. B.A. had been appointed as the new vicar. His age was not mentioned; but he was educated at Wellingborough and then took a two-year course in administration work. He took his B.A. at Leicester (Honours English). He then read theology and prepared for Ordination at Bishops' College, Cheshunt. He was appointed Deacon in 1930 and Priest in 1931. He was travelling Secretary for the Student Christian Movement. In 1933 he was Curate of All Hallows, Lombard St. and Secretary of a society working for the Unity of the Churches. He is keenly interested in music and holds views of that of a Broad churchman. The fact that he has a wife is also mentioned in passing.

Induction at St Mary Magdalene on Friday 5th June 1936.  After St Mary Magdalene he became Vicar of Sedgley. He died in 1965.

1941 - 1948
Rev’d. A Watford Deakin

1948 - 1953
Rev’d. R Boylette Stewart

Rev’d. R Boylette Stewart.

The Rev’d. R Boylette Stewart was also a scout master.

1953 - 1958
Rev’d. Frank Coventry

The Rev’d. Prebendary Frank Coventry, 1913 – 1994

After completing a PhD for English Literature at Emmanuel College Cambridge, Dr Coventry taught English at Raynes Park Grammar School before training at Lincoln Theological College under Eric Abbott. He was curate at Dulwich for two years, and then Chaplain to the Theological Faculty at King’s College London for 5 years. He was Vicar of St Mary Magdalene, Enfield from 1953 to 1958 and then Rector of St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone Road, NW1, from 1958 until his retirement in 1978. He married Ursula Gaselee in 1948, having two daughters, the younger one born while at St Mary Magdalene.

1959 - 1966
Rev’d. Arnold Hellicar

1967 - 1978
Rev’d. Cyril Witts
Trained at Sarum Theological College

1979 - 2001
Rev’d. John Sampford

Trained at Lichfield Theological College
Curate 1961 - 1965 St Philip, Lambeth
Curate 1965 - 1969 Beddington
Vicar 1969 - 1979 Christ Church, Hampstead
Died 2013
Interred in our memorial Garden

2003 -
Rev’d. Dr. Gordon John Giles

Rev’d Dr Gordon Giles

Trained at Ridley Hall

Curate 1995-8 The Good Shepherd, Cambridge

Succentor, Minor Canon and Senior Cardinal, St Paul’s Cathedral 1998-2003

Concurrently Director of Post-Ordination Training, Edmonton Episcopal Area, from 2008

If anyone is able to supply profile details or photographs of any of these Priests which could be added to this section, please contact us.

Past Curates

1886 - 1895 - Rev G. Vasey

1889 - 1891 - Rev J.G. Bulman

1891 Jan-Nov - Rev O.A. Archer

1892 - 1896 - Rev J.H. Davis

1896 - 1901 - Rev J.I. Ball

1892 - 1907 - Rev G.D. Hughes

1908 - 1909 - Rev C.V. Raynor

1910 - - Rev W.J. Wright

1914 - 1916 - Rev H.M. Bankart

1916 - 1918 - Rev H. Daniels

1918 - 1920 - Rev A.R. Johnson

1920 - 1955 - No Curate

1955 - 1960 - Rev Gordon Martin

1960 - 1972 - No Curate

1972 - 1973 - Rev Theo Cunningham-Burley

1974 - 1979 - Rev Dr R. Macqueen

1981 - 1982 - Rev Christopher S. Scott

1985 - 1988 - Rev Jeffrey G. Heskins

1989 - 1992 - Rev Jonathan W. Sewell

1993 - 1996 - Rev Reginald H. Dunn

1998 - 2002 - Rev Stephen Taylor

2004 - Rev Jackie Fish

2010 - 2015 Rev Maureen Lunn (Parish Deacon)
2015 - Rev Maureen Lunn ordained as Curate

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