Meet the Team 


Vicar: Barney de Berry

Barney has been the Vicar here at SMB since 2010. He trained at Wycliffe Hall Oxford, served his curacy at St Alkmund’s in Derby and was Associate Vicar at Holy Trinity Cambridge before joining us here in Canterbury. Barney is married to Ruth who is a Doctor and they have three very energetic boys keeping them busy! In his spare time Barney enjoys cycling and watching most sports. 


Associate Vicar: Craig Hunt

Craig joined the team as Associate Vicar in June 2016 having served as Curate at SMB since 2012. He trained at St Mellitus College in London and worked for a local parish church in Earl’s Court. He became a Christian through the witness of some friends at Durham University where he studied Geography. His particular responsibilities include overseeing the Fellowship Groups and discipleship at SMB. He is married to Becky and they have a little boy called Noah. He likes playing football, squash and cycling, as well as good coffee and fine wine. 


Curate: Stephen Carter

Stephen joined SMB as Curate in July 2016 and has responsibility ministering to young adults and students at SMB. He became a Christian at 13, finding Jesus in the midst of his disillusionment with life and faith. Getting a sense of God’s love for the church and the world, he felt a call towards ordination as a teenager but knew that call was on hold. Before joining SMB he toured with a Youth For Christ rock band, studied theology at London School of Theology, and trained as a teacher in Cambridge, before spending four years teaching Secondary RE in Dunstable. He’s married to the wonderful Tiffany who returned from living in Uganda in order to marry him. Lucky guy. Stephen enjoys playing rugby, has recently joined a local side, but invariably complains about his aches and pains.


Ministry Support Worker: Luke Bristowe

Luke oversees the youth work and the sung worship life of SMB. He's married to Bex and together they have a son, Elijah, and a daughter Lois. As a family they enjoy camping adventures and a good pudding! He loves seeing God move in young people’s lives, and seeks to encourage young people to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus and root themselves in love for the gospel. Outside of the office Luke can be found following all the latest sport, is a big Southampton FC fan and enjoys checking out the latest gadgets.



Children's Worker: Miriam Taylor

Mim joined the staff team in 2011 as an intern before becoming the full time Children’s Worker in 2012. She had moved to Canterbury to study Primary Education at university and decided to stay and make this wonderful city her home. Mim can’t sit still for long, and in her spare time can be found dressmaking, jiving the night away, baking and hanging out with friends. She is the only veggie on a staff team of keen carnivores, but wins them round with the occasional homemade cake or two.  Mim loves a challenge and can often be found exploring other cities with the aim of visiting all English cathedrals in two years! 



Office Manager: Rachel Bobb

Rachel joined us in May 2016 to cover Kelly while she is on Maternity Leave. Rachel oversees the premises and all administration at the church. She and her husband, Peter, have been members of the church and Fellowship Group pastors at SMB for many years. They have two teenage children and a dog to keep them on their toes. Rachel previously worked in Graphic Design for companies including Laura Ashley and John Lewis, so a role in Administration brings a whole new array of challenges to face, but is enjoying getting to grips with this new role!



Church Secretary: Kez BAWTREE

Kez joined us part-time in January 2015 after graduating from Nottingham Trent University where she studied Youth Justice. She started working as SMB's Church Secretary full-time in April 2016. She spends most of her time keeping the website updated, writing Family News, answering emails and phone calls and accepting any offers of a cup of tea. She enjoys travelling and has spent 7 months in Australia, India and Nepal with YWAM and has also worked with 24-7 Prayer for 2 months in Ibiza. She recently married Zac, and is still trying to get used to the name change (sorry if you receive any emails from Kez Clayfield).



Hospitality Officer: Janis Regan

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Janis joined St Mary Bredin in June 2010 as the Hospitality Officer, a job that has really grown over the last 5 years, covering external and internal bookings, overseeing the kitchen and refreshments. She is widowed with 2 grown married children and four lively grandchildren and has recently moved out of Canterbury to Herne Bay and is loving living by the sea.



Finance Officer: Dawn Gale

Dawn joined SMB in 2011 in the role of part time Financial Administrator after moving from London to the country outside Canterbury.  She worked in the City of London in Accountancy and Treasury roles for many years dealing with Company Accounts and Corporate Treasury functions, and before joining SMB she worked for a local charity in Ramsgate - The Christian Housing Trust.  Dawn lives in a small village in the countryside near Sandwich and enjoys walking with her dog Jessie, visiting with friends and her family.



Caretaker: Peter Marnham

Peter is the newest member of our team, and has been with us since September 2016. He spends his time here moving chairs, keeping the building presentable, setting up for bookings, moving more chairs and many, many other things that are impossible to list. 


Cleaner: Ben Forbes


After graduating from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2016 with a degree in Theology, Ben joined our team in August as a Cleaner. While he is working you will find him endlessly clearing up after bookings and keeping the whole premises tidy, clean and presentable. Ben is also part of our 2016/17 Discipleship Year, where he has a particular focus on Student and Youth Work. When he is not on the premeses in any of these capacities (which is rare) you can find him with Alice planning their upcoming wedding!


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