Leadership Team


Staff team

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Philip Sudell (Minister)

Philip has been in full time ministry for over 20 years but before that served as an engineer in the Royal Navy and taught maths in a comprehensive school in South London.
He is married to Jo, with four children, and is an enthusiastic cyclist and hockey player.

imageClare Hendry (Honorary Associate Minister)

Clare has lived in North London since 1986 when she moved down to lecture at Oak Hill Theological College. In 2011 she moved from working at St James Muswell Hill to Grace Church, where she works with women in the congregation and helps co-ordinate midweek groups (with her husband Steve). She has two children and in any spare time enjoys spending time with friends over food.


imageMary Roseweir (Administrator)


imageHetty Taylor (Ministry Trainee)

Hetty works amongst children & young people, as well as taking part in the Co-Mission Ministry Training programme.  She also helps with our Community Cafe and Chat & Play groups.




Church Council

imageAndrew Cusdin (Treasurer)

Andrew was born and brought up in Muswell Hill where he became a Christian in his teens.  He, his wife Tracey and their four children have been members of Grace Church since it began.  Andrew works for a high street bank, and oversees the church’s finances as treasurer. 

Andrew and Tracey teach ‘Grace Gang’ some Sundays and enjoy escaping to the countryside with their family and two collies.

imagePhil Drane

Phil has been part of Grace Church for six years. Married to Lucy with two young children, the family are involved in various aspects of church life. Phil helps with our Crèche & Pre-School group (ages 0-4) and FIX, our group for 14-18s. A Town Planner by day, he is also an avid follower of American sports - having long since retired from playing American Football.

imageAndrew Marsh

Andrew joined Grace Church whilst a student at Oak Hill College and has stayed since then. He is part of our Sunday afternoon congregation and also helps with FIX, our group for 14 – 18s. His ‘day job’ involves seeking to speak about Jesus in public life – especially in the media, politics and the legal system.


imagePaul Smith

Paul, his wife Liz and their two boys have been coming to Grace Church since it arrived at the bottom of Colney Hatch Lane, close to their home, in 2011.  Having attended various large evangelical churches since his late teens, Paul is very happy to be involved again in a local growing congregation.
Paul and Liz were married at St James' Muswell Hill by Philip Sudell when he was a curate.  They are both involved with Grace Gang on Sunday mornings as well as the annual Grace Church holiday club for 5-11s.
Paul works as a civil servant and hopes one day to have some spare time to ride his bike and listen to more live music!

imageRebecca Stewart

Rebecca has lived at one end or other of Colney Hatch Lane with her husband, and three daughters for the last 20 years. She works part time as a health visitor in Haringey and enjoys getting to know people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.
She says: "I came to faith in Christ as a teenager, but am grateful that God continues to change and challenge me, transforming the most stubborn of his adopted children to be more like his Son!"
Rebecca has been involved in women’s and children’s ministries at Grace Church since its beginning. She enjoys spending time with the family, reading, cycling, running and growing strange looking vegetables on the allotment.

imageSam Sweetman

Sam Sweetman joined Grace Church not long after it began, and has served on the Church Council for the last 4 years. She says:  “I became a Christian aged 14 when a school friend took her to a concert. Someone explained our need for a saviour and I understood for the first time God's amazing offer of grace through his son Jesus.” 
Sam has been in education since she was 5 - most recently as a primary school head teacher.  She enjoys eating cake, sharing God's word with our teenagers in GYGs and FIX, helping out with some admin support, and walking her dog Ruby.

imageGraham Wright

Graham is married with four daughters.  He’s been part of the leadership at Grace Church from Day 1, having previously attended St James’ Church, Muswell Hill for 20 years.  Graham chairs the mission committee and is involved in leading the music in our morning services. 
He says: “By profession, I’m a management consultant – by passion an enthusiastic jazz musician, parkrun organiser, and conservationist.