Vocation to Ministry comes with baptism, and all of us have different gifts to offer. There are lots of ways to get involved – please get in touch for a conversation. One of the clergy is usually around the office on Gateway on Mondays between 9am and 12pm and for a bit after the daily Masses.
See below a number of key people in alphabetical order.
Fr Barry Naylor
Chaplain to Holy Trinity Hospital
Fr Barry is retired from paid ministry and continues to look after Holy Trinity Hospital on Bede Island. He is a former incumbent of St Andrew’s and joins us regularly.
Fr Barry is available for confessions and conversations and can be contacted via email.
Fr David Clark
Fr David is retired from paid ministry and comes to St Andrew’s most Sundays. He is a professional musician, brings a wealth of experience in interfaith relations and has an expert knowledge of the different communities in the city.
He can be contacted for confessions or conversations via the Parish Office.
Mr Eliam Ngoma
Churchwarden / DCC Member
Eliam comes originally from Malawi and has overall responsibility as Churchwarden.
Mrs Elizabeth Amias
Treasurer / DCC Member / Church Care Team
Elizabeth works as an NHS Director and somehow finds the time to be our Treasurer and to do all sorts of other things at St Andrew’s – including running the Church Care Team.
Ms Gill Aird
DCC Member / Walsingham Cell Secretary
Gill works for Leicester City Council and finds time to be involved in St Andrew’s in all sorts of ways. Contact her if you want to find out about the Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Fr Johannes Arens SMMS
Fr Johannes grew up in Germany and has been living in the UK permanently since 2004. He used to work for Leicester Cathedral and fell in love with Leicester – a diverse and global city where people from very different communities do their best to be good neighbours, to treat each other with respect and to find common ground.
Mr Matt Newman
Matt works in engineering and is the first contact for all matters concerning the Serving Team.
Mr Peter Black
Deputy Churchwarden / DCC Member
Peter supports Eliam (and everybody else!) in many ways and is also responsible for Hospitality.
Mr Richard Arens
Deanery Synod Representative / DCC Member
Richard studies Politics, represents St Andrew’s in the City Deanery and is a member of our Serving Team.
Richard can be contacted via the Parish Office.
Mrs Ruby Fernandes
Ruby comes originally from Goa/India Ruby can be contacted via the Parish Office.
Mr Sam Thobiyas
Pastoral Assistant / DCC Member
Sam is an Energy Engineer by training and hails from Kerala/India. He is at St Andrew’s via the National Ministry Experience Scheme until July 2024.
Fr Stephen Foster
Assistant Priest & former Chaplain to the University of Leicester
Fr Stephen is retired from paid ministry and is regularly at St Andrew’s two Sundays a month. He can be contacted for confessions or conversations via email.
Dr Tim Trussell
Parish Safeguarding Officer / DCC Member
Tim works as a GP and is together with the Parish Priest the first contact for all matters of Safeguarding.
Mr Tony Simons
DCC Member / Gardening Team
Tony used to work for Leicester City Council and has been part of St Andrew’s for almost all his life. Tony can be contacted via the Parish Office.
Mrs Wendy Commons
Wendy spent most of her life as part of St Andrew’s and is a fountain of knowledge about all things.
She is also a nominated Contact Person for any Safeguarding concerns.
Wendy can be contacted via the Parish Office.