Meet the team

Minister – Revd Lucy Brierley

Lucy studied theology at Oxford University before training for ministry in the United Reformed Church. She was ordained and inducted as Minister of Woking URC in 2005. Lucy is married to Justin. They are both parents to Noah, Grace, Jeremy and Toby.


Youth Worker – Phil Ray

Phil joined our team as youth worker in 2021. Phil works part time for Woking URC, he is usually on-site on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Email: Mobile: 07766 762176

Children’s Worker – Alison Warlow

Alison is our Children’s Worker, working part-time alongside Phil, our Youth Worker. Alison oversees all our work with children up to school year 6 including Junior Church and the weekly toddler group.

Alison has many years of experience working with children from birth to 12 years old. Alison’s family are regular attendees with Alison having grown up in the church. Upon moving back to the area in 2018, she and her husband Rob both became church members. They have two children, their son Matthew and daughter Eloise can often be seen, and heard, making a contribution to Sunday morning worship.


Church and Community Worker – David Tuson

Dave has been our Church and Community Worker since 2017, helping to oversee pastoral needs and community outreach work. This includes our regular Lunch Club and Tea at 3. Dave is married to Karen and is very good at cooking spaghetti bolognese.

Dave’s working days are Sunday-Thursday. He is normally not available on Fridays and Saturdays

Email: Mobile: 07817007780

Church Administrator – Ellen Harrison

Ellen joined the church as a member two years ago, shortly after marrying Richard and moving to Woking. Her interests include drawing, birdwatching, netball and playing ‘Countdown’, regularly travelling the country to compete with other fans of the show. 

Ellen is in the office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, and is most easily contactable by email. 

Email: Phone 01483763078 (Option 2)

Premises Manager – John West

John is well known in the Church, having been a Member of the York Road Church and Woking URC for 44 years, and is currently a serving Elder. In the wider Church and community, he is Treasurer of Woking People of Faith.

John is in the office for his premises manager role five mornings each week from Monday to Friday.

Email: Phone 01483763078 (Option 1)

Church Secretary – Keith Bradley

The Church Secretary, who is always a serving Elder, has the responsibility for general administration and compliance issues within the Church.  As a Trustee of Woking URC Charity he is the official contact with the Charity Commission, and he also undertakes work occasionally for the URC Wessex Synod.  Keith is retired now but his ‘working life’ was in the NHS, health insurance and the medical charity sector.  He also served for nine years as a NHS Foundation Trust Governor.  Keith is married to Margaret who is a leader in the Children’s Work Team.



There are 15 men and women elected as Elders responsible for the pastoral care of members and assisting in the running of the Church.