Rev Jon Stannard

Administrator - Julie Firminger

Parish Nurse - Lorraine Lawrence

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1150, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2AJ

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Church Council

Church Council are elected volunteer Leaders who meet with the Minister regularly to oversee the following Task Groups:

Malcolm M'Clelland

Church Secretary & Chair of Support Services Task Group

Lynnette Feist

Chair of Discipleship Task Group

Stuart Campbell

Chair of Children and Youth Task Group

Frances Davis

Member of Community Task Group

Rev Jon Stannard, and his wife Sarah have been serving with us at West Leigh Baptist since November 2012. Jon was previously a student Minister at West Leigh between 1992-1996, having married Sarah in 1991 at West Leigh where Sarah spent her teenage years. Jon became a Christian and was baptised at the age of 15 at Belle Vue Baptist Church. Following a drama and theatre arts course, Jon worked for the Oasis Trust for 3 years, 2 of which he spent performing drama with Shout Theatre Company all around the UK. Following his training, achievement of a degree in Theology, and Diploma in Church Planting and Evangelism, Jon was ordained here a West Leigh in July 1996. Jon and Sarah then moved to St.Peter’s, Broadstairs, Kent, where Jon led the Baptist Church there for 5 years. In Oct 2001 the family (now 6 of them, Matthew, Hannah, Naomi and Megan) moved to Newbury, Berkshire, where Jon became the Senior Minister. After 10 years Jon, Sarah and the family moved back to West Leigh to live, as Jon became the National Director for Viz-A-Viz Ministries. Jon, Sarah and the children worshipped at West Leigh and after a short while there was a strong sense of God’s call for both Jon, and the church at West Leigh, for Jon to become our Minister, Team Leader.


Sarah is a chemotherapy nurse, the children are growing up fast, and the family live locally with their 2 dogs, Chocolate Labrador Alphie and Labradoodle Lilly. R.I.P. Monty


Jon enjoys all sports, particularly football and golf!


To contact Jon please email

or call 07825 638589

Jan Champion

Member of Children and Youth Task Group

Sue Mahagan

Member of Discipleship Task Group

Brian Crew

Chair of Future Projects Team & member of Support Services Task Group

David Back



Andy Holmes

Treasurer & member of Support Services Task Group

Bob Hadwen

Bookkeeper & Accounts


Julie Firminger

Church Administrator

Lorraine Lawrence

Parish Nurse

Lynda LeCorgne

Site Manager

Karen Smith

Cornerstone Charity Shop Manager

Ann Rahi

House Keeper

Jan Champion

Parish nurse assistant

Keith Bunker

Assistant Site Manager

Emma Chamberlain

Family Worker

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