Who's Who



Matthew Jolley - Minister 

Matthew grew up in Wigan in Lancashire. He obtained a Maths degree in 2002 from Queen Mary college, London, then served as a youth worker and assistant minister in churches in the USA for seven years. In 2008 Matthew studied at London Theological Seminary before being ordained into the ministry and the pastorate in Bury St Edmunds Presbyterian Church in 2010. Matthew is married to Kristen and they have three children, Wesley, Elizabeth and Theo.



       Jolley Family


Benjamin Wontrop - Minister 

Benjamin grew up in Blacksburg, VA, USA and obtained a History degree in 2011 from Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA, moving to England later that year to begin work as an intern at Gateshead Presbyterian Church (EPCEW). Over the next four years, he also studied at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, Edinburgh, Scotland and then through a distance program of Greenville Theological Seminary, Greenville, SC. In 2016, after a year of resident education at Greenville, he obtained a Masters of Divinity and moved to Bury St Edmunds. On 18 March 2017, he was ordained and installed into the ministry of the church. Benjamin is married to Anna and they are joyfully expecting their first child. 



Wontrop Family

Gordon Macintyre - Elder

Gordon is and elder of Bury St Edmunds Presbyterian Church and is married to Dani. Together they hail from bonny Scotland. They have three children, Calum, Bryony and Becky.




 Gordon and Dani Macintyre




Kevin McGrane - Elder 

Kevin is an elder in the church and is married to Margaret. They have one daughter, Agnes. Kevin teaches the weekly adult study class on Sunday mornings. 



 Kevin  Margaret Mcgrane

Jake Ashmore - Elder



Jake is an elder in the church and is married to Ieva. Jake is a serving airman with the United States Airforce and was ordained as an elder in 2016. Jake and Ieva have three children, Daniel, Becky and Abby.