St Swithun's Leadership Team


Tim & Debi Matthews

- Senior Leaders

We moved from London to Bournemouth last Summer with our three young children.  We all love watersports and the beach, so we love it here.  We’re longing to see young un-churched and de-churched people experience Jesus.  We think that church should be a place of life and hope, friendship and fun.  If you visit us and don’t get a warm welcome, we’ll make it up to you personally.



Matt & Laura Clayton 

- Ordinand & Ops Director 

After starting married life in London, we have loved our move to Bournemouth. No matter what the weather Matt will be found on the beach and is loving learning to kitesurf. After growing up by the coast, Laura is also very happy to be back by the sea! Matt is currently training to be a vicar and will be ordained in Summer 2016 (as long as he behaves himself). We lead the students ministry together and, if we’re honest, have a little too much fun in the process!

Jamie Matthews

- Worship Pastor 

I moved down to Bournemouth from London in September and I've loved every minute of it! I studied Theology and Music at London School of Theology before spending a year at HTB on the Worship Central Academy. I love playing sports (big Man Utd fan), making music, and going for a cheeky Nando's. 


Sarah Neale

- Children's Pastor & Worship Development

I got married to Rich in June 2014 and we relocated to Bournemouth at the same time.  We fell in love with Bournemouth and are so excited to have been a part of St. Swithun’s right from the start. I previously studied a BA (Hons) Primary Education at Winchester University before joining the team here. I love singing, playing music and going for walks in the beach! 



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Angela Pitt

- Youth Pastor & Finance Administrator

Having spent most of my working life in banking and then schools, it was fantastic to study Theology at Moorlands College.  Recently graduated, I am excited to be able to follow my passion, ministering and engaging with local young people.  My family is a huge part of my life, and when not socialising, I am often immersed in a good book or starting up another craft project!