The church is not a building and it’s not a set of programmes and events. It’s a group of people- ordinary people who trust in Jesus to save them and want to live together with Him as their Lord.

This section isn’t a “Who’s Who” of the V.I.P.s at Grace Church, because every person is important. But it’s a way for you to see some of the leaders of the church, as well as hear from a few others, so you get to know us as a church.


Simon Dowdy


Simon was ordained in the Church of England in 1996 and served as a curate on the staff of Christ Church Beckenham until 2000. From then until 2005 he was associate vicar at St.Helen’s Bishopsgate in the City with responsibility for lunch time services and midweek bible study evenings. He has been leading Grace Church Dulwich since it started in 2005. He has also been Guild Vicar of St.Botolph’s Aldersgate ( in the City since 2001 where he spends part of his time midweek. Simon is married with three children which precludes much free time, but enjoys swimming and exploring the Celtic fringes of the British Isles when possible.


Andy Meadows

Youth and Children’s Minister

Andy grew up in a Christian home and decided to commit his life to Jesus around the age of 15. He has been involved in youth and children’s work ever since leaving university and loves teaching the Bible to young people. He is married to Alice and is an admirer of all things East Anglian, including Norwich City F.C., Delia Smith and Alan Partridge, but is still excited to be living in Britain’s second best city.

Church Wardens

John Bartlett – johnJohn is a Dulwich local, having grown up in the village and been schooled in the area. John is married and has two daughters, and the family have been members of Grace Church Dulwich since 2013. John is an underwriter for an insurance company in the City of London and is active in city ministry. To unwind, John likes to relax with his family, and swim, bike and run.



Ben Jones – Ben has been a member of Grace Church Dulwich since 2010, lives locally with hbenis wife and three children and is a teacher at a local secondary school.

Church Council

In addition to the staff team and church wardens the following members are on the church council: Andrew Burke, Nick Hallett, Ben Jones, Andrew Neden (treasurer), Katie Robertson, Vicky Widdows (secretary).


You become a member of Grace Church by joining the Electoral Roll. It’s a way of saying that you are with us, as well as saying that you want us to be ‘with you’ in the sense of looking after you spiritually.  Of course everyone is welcome at Grace Church and membership doesn’t magically make you any more part of the family. What it does do is show a real commitment to the church long-term and a desire to be rooted in the church family here. One example of how this works is that anyone is welcome at our AGM but only members can vote.

To become a member, you need to have been coming to Grace Church Dulwich for at least 6 months and be a committed believer in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.  We ask all our members to sign our Statement of Faith.

Sunday Morning Service 10:30am
We meet at Rosendale Primary School, Dulwich SE21 8LR. We welcome all and have a full programme for children
Get in touch

Charity info
Grace Church, Dulwich is a registered charity in England and Wales (1111740). This means that our accounts are regularly submitted to the charity commission for scrutiny and that financial gifts to Grace Church can be gift-aided.  You can view our Data Privacy Notice here.  And you view our Safeguarding Policy here.