Who We Are

Westbourne Grove Church is a community of people who meet together to explore their relationship with Jesus, to express God’s love to one another, and to share that love with the world.

Minister – Chris Thackery

_MG_3202Chris Thackery has been leading the church since 1989. Chris is married to Charlotte, they have three children and live in Harlesden. Chris is the senior minister and leads the teaching and congregation activities. When taking a break Chris may be found walking in the Chilterns or his homeland of Derbyshire, wielding a camera or a fencing sword, or seen as a passing blur on his racing bike, going faster than is reasonable for a man of his age!

……but before you get the impression that Westbourne Grove Church is directed by the leaders we should say straight away that the church is not organised in a top down way. In some churches plans pass through the leaders who set the pattern for how the church will function. In Westbourne Grove Church we think that everyone can contribute part of the plan. Leaders co-ordinate and help members to pursue what they feel they are called to do in their lives. The community life of the church emerges from the collective passions of the people who contribute.

Chris meets regularly with other local church leaders, and works together with the leaders from the UK Salt & Light family of churches.

Hannah James

14706761_10157565211825582_7431840538399399155_oHannah has been a part of the church since early 2014 and is a full time member of staff. Three days a week she works behind the reception desk greeting visitors and booking in customers. On the other two days you can find her working with our homeless drop-in, running our English Conversation Café, helping in a local school or dreaming up new ways of engaging people in the life of the church and conversations about God.

If you can’t find her in church, the best places to look are the nearest salsa dance clubs, the Thames South Bank or in front of any television showing motorsport or American football.