The churches of St Luke's and St Philip and All Saints are delighted to welcome Hannah Swithinbank to the Benefice as their new Assistant Curate.
Hannah is has recently completed training at Westcott House and the University of Cambridge. She was ordained in Southwark Cathedral on 24 June 2023.
Before training, she lived in Earlsfield and worked for Tearfund, leading their Theology team, working with churches and theologians around the world to grow church participation in community development and social justice, and this was an important part of her discernment of her call to ministry.
She grew up in west Cornwall, before moving to the other end of the UK to go to university in St Andrews, where she spent nearly ten years, ending up with a doctorate in Ancient History. She’s excited to move back to Southwark, to experience the joys of life in Kew, and to serve in the parishes of St Philips and All Saints, and St Luke's. In her free time, she enjoys reading, and going to movies, theatres, and concerts, and before moving to live in college in Cambridge, she was trying to be a better gardener.