The Reverend Dr Stephen Sichel has been the Parish Priest at St Matthew with St Jude since 2001. He grew up in Sevenoaks, Kent and was ordained in 1990. He served a Curacy in Wolverhampton and came to south London in 1995. He is married to Sue and they have three grown up children. He has served as an Area Dean, Vice Chair of Governors at St Judes Primary School, and the Diocesan Public Policy Group for the Diocese of Southwark. In 2016 he was awarded a PhD from King’s College, London.
The Reverend Alice Hole is married to David and has two daughters, Ellie and Libby, aged 15 and 12. She is part of a clergy family and spent the first eleven years of her life in Papua New Guinea. This has given her a strong sense of God working in her life. From a young age has tried to discern God’s purpose for her life and for many years felt that she was called to be a nurse. Alice spent ten years as an intensive care nurse before becoming a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Occupational Asthma. After her children were born she felt that it was important to be at home with her children as they started nursery and school: God, in his generosity, gave David and her these two precious people to nurture and care for and they both believed that to do this she needed to be at home. By 2008 it was becoming increasingly difficult for Alice to ignore the inner promptings to explore the possibility of ordained ministry and with huge support from her church, and friends and her family she trained at South East Institute for Theological Education and was ordained on Sept 30th 2011. Alice feels hugely privileged to have been called to the Parish of Brixton, St Matthew with St Jude, and very excited to be working in an iconic building at Brixton’s vibrant heart. She looks forward to building our church community within the wider community of Brixton.