We are delighted that the Reverend Matt Beeby will be our next Rector.

About Matt

Matt studied for the ordained ministry at Oak Hill theological college, after a City career with Ernst & Young. He served his curacy in a dual role at Christ Church Mayfair and Dundonald Church, in Raynes Park – a lively church of a similar size to The Two Saint  James. Having completed his curacy, he took on the role of Senior Associate Pastor at Dundonald and he remains a regular preacher at Midweek in Mayfair, an outreach to professionals in the West End of London.

Matt is married to Amy and they have three children (ages 6, 8 and 11). He has long been involved with ministry amongst business people, young people and with Christians in Sport. Matt is also a member of ‘City Cohort’ – the City Centre Resource initiative, working on church planting and resource church leadership with the Bishop of Islington, Ric Thorpe. He is also Captain of the Diocese of London cricket team.

A message from Matt

Matt writes: “I am delighted to have been asked to serve as Rector of The Two Saint James and I am looking forward to the challenge of leading the church
into the next stage of its growth. Throughout the appointment process, Amy & I felt a strong sense that God was leading us to Saint James. The desire for numerical and spiritual growth through a clear commitment to evangelism and discipleship resonated strongly with my own personal convictions. I’m also excited about the opportunity to build on the rich heritage of the church with its diversity of tradition, as we proclaim the gospel, teach the Bible and welcome people of all backgrounds into the life of the church. Amy & I are praying for you all as we prepare to come and join you and we’re looking forward to meeting you!”

When and what next?

We are very excited at this appointment and look forward to a new phase in the life and mission of The Two Saint James.

A Service of Institution, Induction and Installation for Reverend Matt Beeby as Rector of this parish of St James Gerrards Cross with Fulmer was held on Thursday 7th February.

Matt’s first day preaching with us is Sunday 24th February.

Please pray for Matt and his family, and also for Ben and the team here as they continue to lead us for the remainder of the vacancy.

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