Meet the Team 


Vicar: Barney de Berry

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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: Stephen Carter

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Stephen joined SMB as Curate in July 2016 and was licensed as Associate Vicar in January 2020. 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.



Charmaine Muir
Charmaine joined the staff team as curate in July 2020, having trained at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford.  Previous to that she was on the staff team at All Souls in London where she ran the Workplace Ministry.  Born in the UK, Charmaine grew up in New Zealand and Sri Lanka before moving back to the UK in 2000.  In her spare time Charmaine will usually be found reading, but also enjoys watching a good crime drama, and time with friends, good food and a board game (or two).


Growing Faith Pastor: Mim Taylor

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Mim joined the staff team in 2011 as an intern before becoming the full time Children’s Worker in 2012, and our Growing Faith Pastor in 2020. 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, and her claim to fame is that she once visited all the Church of England's cathedrals in two years! 




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Megan joined staff team July 2021. Megan has been a youth worker for 7 years. She studied at Ridley Hall back in 2015, right after doing the New Wine DY gap year. She became a Christian at the age of 16, and being the only Christian in her family she hopes this being one of the only things she has "stuck at" (to quote parents...) is witness to them. 
As of this August she is now Mrs Megan Johnson, having married a wonderful man named James who like her loves working with youth and they spend most of there free time watching anime, Marvel and most things on Disney+. They also love a board game and when James is watching rubgy or NFL you can find Megan doing some painting or using her graphic art pad, while pretending to know what is going on. 



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Since moving to the UK in 1998 to study for his Masters, Manny has spent 10 years lecturing in wildlife conservation and regularly leading groups back to Africa. He joined the SMB team in January 2019. Since joining the church in 2014 he and his wife Cheryl have helped to run the Alpha ministry and also co-founded Stop The Traffik Kent. In his spare time Manny enjoys volunteering in the social justice sector, drama performance, travelling and walking in the countryside.


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