We are delighted to be able to give you the news you have been waiting for and to announce that the Reverend Matt Beeby will be our next Rector.

About Matt

Matt studied for 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
in to 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 in to 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 expect that Matt will join us sometime in the New Year.
We are very excited at this appointment, and look forward to a new phase in the life and
mission of The Two Saint James. 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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