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Rev Alan Jonas, Vicar 

It has been a privilege and delight to be Vicar of Westcott for 19 years.  Previously I was a senior teacher in an education project on the St Hellier Estate in Merton. I probably knew soon after coming to Christian faith as a teenager that one day I would be 'ordained'.

I have been married to Jenny, my huge support, companion and best friend for 37 years.  We have two lovely daughters – Anna, married to Glyn and Freya, married to Dave.  They are both artistic (probably Jenny’s fault) – Anna in Pilates and dance. Freya sings and plays piano as well as other instruments - she is one half of the famous (well famous in Devon) folk duo “Harbottle and Jonas”.

I was brought up on a large council estate in Orpington, but my family’s roots are in the hallowed area of NE London, hence I was “born” into being a Tottenham supporter.
I try to keep fit – jogging, and cycling.  I enjoy art exhibitions, opera (again, Jenny’s fault), and box-sets, films and a game of cribbage at home.  I listen to a range of music – classical, rock, jazz, world.  I try to read as much as I can.

I am ever grateful for the loving presence of God, known through prayer and worship, that has guided me over the years and brings peace and strength.