About Us


Welcome to our churches...

We are a group of three churches: St Alphege, St Helen’s and St Michael’s, serving central Solihull.
We share the vision of loving and serving God and seeking to be transformed by the Holy Spirit so that we can become more like Jesus and make a difference to our local community.
EVERYONE is welcome – we are multi-generational churches and aim to be inclusive and accepting of all people.
We would love to welcome you to our church families. The menu on the right will take you to each of the churches in the parish.
A message from the Rector

Meet the Team

Staff from the 3 churches

Revd Jane Kenchington

Team Rector for the Parish

I lead the Parish Team and Chair the PCC

Revd Helen Greenham

Team Vicar for St Helen's

Director for Children's and Families' Ministry

Fr Simon Marshall

Team Vicar for St Michael

Priest with special responsibility for Junction

Fr Roy Murray

Assistant Priest at St Alphege

Revd Dr Sam Gibson

Assistant Curate

I have recently joined the Parish Team as Assistant Curate.

Fr John Bradford

Retired Priest

Paul Evans


I am a part-time verger at St Alphege

Stephen Linstead

Reader at St Alphege

I have been a reader in this Parish for over 25 years

Chris Carrington

Reader at St Helen's

I worship regularly at St Helen’s Church and assist in leading services

Beryl Moppett

Reader at St Helen's

I was admitted as a Reader in the Birmingham diocese in January 1995

Paul Smith

Reader at St Michael's

I have worshipped at St Michael's for many years and have served as Deputy Warden

Deirdre Moll

Parish Warden

Church Warden for the Parish of Solihull

Paula Vundum

Rector's Secretary

I oversee the running of the office generally and I'm also the Rector's Secretary

Prem Patel

Parish Secretary

Fran Halstead

Assistant Secretary

I work part time in the Parish Office arranging weddings, baptisms and funerals

Linda Hicks

Children's Worker

I am the full time Parish Children’s and Families worker

Revd Sue Chandler

Children's Worker

I assist with organising our Children's ministry

Viv Dobson

Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator. Contact for all safeguarding allegations, queries and concerns
07960 783636

Joe Minall

Parish Youth Worker

I work with the young people from year 6 to those in college

Lynn Smart

Youth Assistant

I am one of the part-time youth work assistants based in the Youth Room at the Oliver Bird Hall

Joe Cooper

Director of Music

I am the Director of Music at St Alphege. The church has a successful and long-standing musical tradition which continues to thrive today.