About us

The Church

Jesus said he would build local communities which would be a picture of his life-transforming Good News to a watching world. That’s what a church is supposed to be, and we just are one of those.

We are a picture of that Good News, not because we have any experience of being sorted, but because we have experienced forgiveness through Jesus’ death and resurrection.  And now we are asking him to change us bit by bit so that people in Streatham get to see how wonderful he is.

We long for more people to join us, to experience that life-transforming, community-building forgiveness, and get to know Jesus with us as we listen to his voice in the Bible – God’s living word, through real people, to us today.

The Elders

The church is headed up by Alex Lyell, the full-time pastor, and Andy Bushell, a member of the congregation. They’re nothing special, in fact the Bible  says they’re not even the ministers, they’re just here to equip the members of the church to be ministers of the truth about Jesus in their everyday lives. (Ephesians 4)

Alex Lyell

Alex is married to Lucy and they have 2 little boys, Finn and Henry. For the four years to summer 2014 he was part-time Assistant Minister at Christ Church Balham, while studying at theological college. Before that he worked in the city for 7 years doing Fund Management. Although Alex studied History at Oxford, he's not very good at reading or writing! But he is very good at faffing!

Andy Bushell

Andy is married to Anna with their daughter Katie who arrived on the scene in 2015. After growing up in Bangladesh he lived in London through university and settled in Streatham in 2011, meeting Anna through church and getting married in 2013. Andy currently works as a pilot, flying people around Europe when he's not indulging his techy side or playing with motorbikes.

Staff Team

Char and Ed Mayhew join Alex on the staff team, working to help the church in their various needs, as well as looking to reach out to people in Streatham.
Charlotte Mayhew

Charlotte works with women in Streatham from all sorts of different backgrounds and cultures and loves to open up discussion with them from the Bible. Previously she worked as a research scientist at the Institute of Cancer Research and Imperial College in the field of Cancer Research. Charlotte is married to Ed and they enjoy having people over, comedy and chatting with people about who Jesus is.

Ed Mayhew

Ed works part time for the church to help us share what God is doing in our lives. His aim is to show people in Streatham that the things Jesus teaches are relevant, powerful and exciting, even today. He loves opening up opportunities for dialogue, cultural discussions, meeting new people, playing music, and creative writing. He is married to Charlotte. And in return, Charlotte is married to him, which works nicely!