Chris Thackery has been leading the church since 1989. Chris is married to Charlotte, they have three children and live in Harlesden. Chris is the senior minister and leads the teaching and congregation activities. When taking a break Chris may be found walking in the Chilterns or his homeland of Derbyshire, wielding a camera or a fencing sword, or seen as a passing blur on his racing bike, going faster than is reasonable for a man of his age!
......but before you get the impression that Westbourne Grove Church is directed by the leaders we should say straight away that the church is not organised in a top down way. In some churches plans pass through the leaders who set the pattern for how the church will function. In Westbourne Grove Church we think that everyone can contribute part of the plan. Leaders co-ordinate and help members to pursue what they feel they are called to do in their lives. The community life of the church emerges from the collective passions of the people who contribute.
The leaders meet regularly with other local ministers and participate in conferences and discussions with leaders in the national Salt and Light Network of churches.