Our Clergy

Team Rector

Revd Canon Dr Ann Nickson

Ann has been Parish Rector since May 2010. She served previously in parishes in Sanderstead and in Norbury and Thornton Heath. Prior to ordination she was litigation partner in a firm of solicitors in Bromley. Ann trained for ordination at Ridley Hall Cambridge and studied for a doctorate on the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at Peterhouse. She is particularly interested in the relationship between theology and the arts. In her spare time Ann enjoys travel, snorkelling and nature photography. She runs regularly in Richmond Park and along the towpath and can usually be found doing Richmond Park Run.


The Revd Matthew Watts

Matthew was ordained Deacon in June 2022 and subsequently licensed as the Parish Curate. He was born in Wiltshire and grew up in North Yorkshire, where he was a chorister at Ripon Cathedral. Music has always played a large part in his life, leading to a pre-ordination career as a freelance and Army musician playing tuba, trombone, euphonium, and also singing. Other interests include fiction, food, theatre, board games, rugby, and being a slightly reluctant runner.


Anita Larsen
Elected Churchwarden in 2023

Ginny Waterkeyn and Sarah Coggins
Elected as job-sharing Churchwardens in 2021

Director of Music

Hugh Crook

Hugh is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO), was organ scholar at Emmanuel College Cambridge and organist for St John’s Voices, Cambridge. He played on a critically-acclaimed CD of choral music by William Mathias, released by Naxos.

Click here for more about music at St Mary’s.

Parish Administrator

Cheri Crump

Cheri is usually in the office from Monday to Thursday and contactable on 020 8876 1630 or email on Friday mornings.