The Revd Hugh Thomas is Associate Vicar with pastoral responsibility for St Cuthbert’s Church. Hugh is a self supporting priest who works as a lawyer in the City of London for three days during the week and with us at St Cuthbert’s on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
He comes originally from Wales and came to London as a student to study law. He trained at the South East Institute of Theological Education and was ordained in the Diocese of Rochester. After serving at St Margaret Pattens and St Michael’s, Cornhill in the City of London, he had pastoral responsibility for St Paul’s Church, Tottenham before coming to St Cuthbert’s Church in 2018.
The Revd Jonathan Kester is Priest in Charge of St Cuthbert’s, Vicar of our neighbouring parish of Emmanuel, West Hampstead and Area Dean of Camden, although Hugh does all the work!
Jonathan trained for ordination at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield and served his curacy in the Diocese of St Albans. He then served as Chaplain to the Bishop of Edmonton here in London, before moving across the border into Chelmsford Diocese to serve as Vicar of the urban and multi-cultural parish of St Mary’s, Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge. He moved to West Hampstead in 2008 and became Priest in Charge of St Cuthbert’s Church in 2016.
The current Church of St Cuthbert’s was purpose built in 1988 to provide all we need for worship, church and community life in the 21st Century.
St Cuthbert’s offers a warm, inclusive and welcoming environment where persons of all age, gender, race, culture and social background are embraced. Families with children are very welcome. We commit ourselves to caring for each other. We aspire to be a growing and vibrant fellowship ever keen to welcome new people into our congregation.
We offer teaching and pastoral care for all and would be delighted welcome you and to accompany you on your journey of faith.
We have a substantial Church hall, meeting room and kitchen facilities which are ideal for parties, small groups and other functions. These are all available for hire: contact us for details.