Erin was ordained Deacon and became the Assistant Curate at St Matthew’s in July 2016, after a short placement at St Matthew’s the previous summer. She has recently been appointed the new Rector of Bethnal Green and will take up this role from St Matthew's as of March, 2019.
Prior to seeking ordination Erin trained as a sociologist and worked in churches and community and youth development organisations doing outreach and arts-based work. As befits her American origins, she has also been a cook in three different pizza restaurants.
In her spare time Erin enjoys travelling, running, practising weird musical instruments (banjo and ukulele at the moment), smashing the patriarchy, exploring London and learning German with the help of her husband, Max.
Erin also works as a freelance editor and writer. Her poetry and fiction have been published in place including Geez, Pilcrow & Dagger, Mash Stories, and Quail Bell. She can be found on Twitter @e_m_clark and on Instagram @erinovitch.
Judith was licensed to the team at St Matthew's by Pete Broadbent, Acting Bishop of Stepney, on January 23, 2011.
She was ordained in 2002 and has served as a priest to the parishes of St Paul and St Mark, Old Ford, during a time of redevelopment and St Peter's, Bethnal Green where she was Priest in Charge.
Judith has been a member of the Society of St Margaret at St Saviour’s Priory since 1990 working in parishes in various capacities prior to her ordination. She is the leader of her community, and has served as assistant leader and Bursar.
She is also trained in Spiritual Direction and often leads retreats and quiet days. Sr Judith is used by a number of people as a spiritual director.
Before joining community Judith trained in law and worked for many years in Magistrates Courts in Aldershot and Southend.
Judith serves on London Diocesan Synod, Bishop’s Council and is vice-chair of the Diocesan Audit Committee.
For relaxation Judith likes walking and going to the cinema.
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Parish Eucharist at 10.30am
Mass, Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are offered most days.
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