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About Us

Who We Are

Christ Church Leyton is an evangelical Anglican church situated in Leyton, London. Whether you want to find out more about following Jesus Christ or you are already a committed Christian, we hope that Christ Church will be a place where you can both give and receive help and encouragement.

Staff

Mark Burkill

Mark Burkill

Vicar

Mark was not brought up as a Christian but was converted at the age of 20, while studying archaeology. He considers being a minister to be the best job in the world because it deals with the most important part of people’s lives. He is married to Christina and they have three children. Mark has been vicar of Christ Church since 1991.

Nick Algeo

Nick Algeo

Curate

Nick joined the staff in 2014 as a curate (assistant minister).  He is married to Harriet, and they have two children.  He enjoys explaining how following Jesus makes the biggest difference to ordinary life.  In his spare time he loves to be outdoors, play or (more likely) watch sport, and spend time with family.  Nick loves being part of the Christ Church family; having a local community in a big city.

Luke Forty

Luke Forty

Associate Minister

Luke had the joy of growing up in a Christian home and can’t remember a time when he didn’t know Jesus as his saviour and king. He spent six years working in the city but left to follow his real passion – helping people know God and his plan for the universe better. Luke is married to Ruth and they have the joy of bringing up two young children.

Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey

Intern

Matt grew up in a Christian family, which he’s now very grateful for but hasn’t always been. He thinks he became a Christian around 11 but university was when he started to be more open about his faith in Jesus. He spent nearly 3 years working in the city before his current role at Church and attending the Cornhill Training Course. He enjoys playing and watching sport plus being in Cornwall.

Danielle Scaramuzza

Danielle Scaramuzza

Intern

Daniele was born and raised in Italy. He always went to church but never really understood the gospel and who Jesus really was. At the age of 19 he moved to the UK and became a Christian in 2010. He is married to Faith and they have been part of Christ Church since 2013. Daniele joined the staff in 2016 and also attends the Cornhill Training Course. He is passionate about reaching people with the gospel and studying the Bible with friends.