Our Ministers


Our Circuit Superintendent Minister - Rev. Andrew Dart came to the Circuit in September 2012 when the former Brixton Circuit merged with the Streatham Circuit. He was previously Superintendent Minister of the New River Circuit in North London. Prior to that he worked in the Croydon and Romford Circuit.

Rev. Andrew has Pastoral charge of Streatham and Tulse Hill Churches and also shares responsibilities at Railton Road with Rev. Lena Ali including Lambeth Mission & St. Mary's and Vauxhall Mission with Deacon Marilyn.  Rev. Andrew has a great interest in Spirituality, having led many quiet days and retreats. He is an Associate Member of Iona Community.

He is married to Mrs. Barbara Dart and they have two young children - Cara and Mari.

Rev. Andrew is very happy to be back in South London as this was where he was born and grew up.

To contact our Superintendent Minister email: andrew.dart@methodist.org.uk



Rev. David is our Minister-in-Charge of Brixton Hill and Mostyn Road Methodist Churches.  He moved to Brixton and Streatham Circuit in August 2013 after serving five years in the Coventry and Nuneaton Circuit in the West Midlands.  But Rev. David is no stranger to South London, having candidated for the Methodist Ministry from the Croydon Circuit.  He has always been interested in World Issues with a particular concern for Africa and spent four years in Cameroon after graduating: his late wife Madeleine was a Cameroonian.  Rev. David travelled widely in his later career in the British Diplomatic Service, with extended periods in Denmark, Nigeria and Latvia.     

It was after Madeleine's death in 2004 that he followed the call to the Ministry.  His second marriage, to Sarah, took place shortly before moving to Brixton & Streatham Circuit (now Lambeth Circuit).  Between them, Rev. David and Sarah have four adult children and they have recently been  blessed with two grand-daughters.

To contact Rev. David email:  davidmusgrave@hotmail.co.uk  



Our incoming Minister Rev. Dr. Lyons will have Pastoral Oversight for Lambeth Mission & St. Mary's and Vauxhall Mission.  He will be moving to iour Circuit from Croydon Circuit where he was Minister at Parchmore Methodist Church.

Rev. Dr. Lyons was a Local Preacher, a Youth Worker, an Equal Oppotunities Officer before he became a full pledged  Minister. He held posts as Youth Worker at Parchmore before  he became a Minister there and  also worked at Downsview Methodist Church, the Sports Council as liaison with Black & Ethnic Minority group.

He did his Theological & Ministerial Training and gained a degree in Practical Theology; did his Master's Degree in Race & Equality at Warwick University and his PhD on Changing Practices in British Methodist Worship in 2010.  His first appointment  was in Bromsgrove Circuit, North Worcestershire before he came to Croydon Circuit and now to Lambeth Circuit.

The Rev. Dr. Lyons will be moving to Lambeth followed by his son this September.

To contact Rev. Dr. Andrew  email:  andylyons58@gmail.com


Rev. Lena is our Minister in-charge of Railton Road Methodist Church for the past five years now.  She is a non-stipendary Minister who lives in North London but commutes to Lambeth Circuit.  Prior to joining this Circuit, Rev. Lena was stationed in the New River Circuit for seven years.  Rev. Lena is a trained RGN (Regeistered General Nurse), RMN (Registerd Mental Nurse) and SCM (State Certified Midwife) before she was called to the Ministry.  Rev. Lena worked as a Senior Nurse Manager at a Psychiatric Hospital.  She also did her MBA (Master in Business Administration) and MA in Theology & Pastoral Theology.

She is passionate about helping those who are underprivileged and works as a volunteer on the Management Committee of a Housing Association which is responsible for housing single homeless people.  Rev. Lena is still actively involved in the welfare of homeless orphans and street children in Mumbai. 

Rev. Lena  has been married to Mr. Kashaf Ali for the past 45 years.  

To contact Rev. Lena email:  lenaali59@aol.com


Rev. Gordon Ashworth       
Rev. Graham Thomas         gthomas@aol.com

Rev. Andrew Goodhead