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. Kristin is our Minister-in-Charge of Brixton Hill and Mostyn Road Methodist Churches. She is a member of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church in the United States but currently serving in the British Methodist Church as Recognised and Regarded Minister, R & R as they call them (together with her husband Rev. David, who is appointed at Southwark & Deptford Circuit).

The United Methodist Church sent Rev. Kristin and the whole family (Rev. David, Hannah and Aidan) to Lithuania as Mission partners.  From there, they served as United Methodist Missionaries in Milan, Italy, for seven years (2004 to 2011).  They served a multi-national and multi-cultural Congregation which includes  Italians and immigrants from Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Rev. Kristin's last appointment before coming to join us in the Lambeth Circuit was Barnsley Circuit of the Sheffield Methodist District.

To contact Rev. Kristin email:  kristin.markay@gmail.com



Our incoming Minister Rev. Dr. Lyons will have Pastoral Oversight for Lambeth Mission & St. Mary's and Vauxhall Mission.  He will be moving to our 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