Andy Rider

Andy our rector oversees life at Christ Church in effect he is our senior pastor.

Before coming to CCS in 2003 he had variously been; a lifeguard, a psychiatric nurse, a social worker and a Church of England minister firstly┬áin Kent and then for 10 years as Clubhouse Vicar in London’s West End.

As well as leading our church he is honorary chaplain to Langley House Trust, Area Dean of Tower Hamlets, Co-host of Prom Praise for schools, a clergy trainer and author of three books, the latest being ‘Watching Waiting Walking’ SPCK 2012.

Andy enjoys adventure and has parachuted, run the London marathon twice and completed long distance cycle rides to raise money for causes close to his heart! He in married to Carol and they have three grown up children.