Who’s Who

To contact any member of staff at St Martin’s please call the Parish Office on 0121 600 6020.

Rector:  Rev Canon Stewart Jones

I am a scot who has been ordained for 24 years. I have been the Rector at St Martin in the Bull Ring for 7 years. Prior to moving to Birmingham I was in Canterbury, Kent where I served as Archbishop’s chaplain for 6 years as well as working in a parish.

I am married to Julie and we have three children; Naomi, Sandy and Jess.

I enjoy sport (watching only!); films and reading. I am trying to learn about gardening but am better at making mistakes than actually growing anything.


Director of Care and Discipleship  Rev  Dr. Mike Branscombe

I  joined St Martin’s after moving from America where I served as Associate Rector & Youth Minister at Church of the Ascension in Florida.

Mike Branscombe






Assistant Priest: Rev Elsie Blair-Chappell


I was licensed to St Martin’s in 2008. I am mostly involved in leading and preaching at the 9.30 am services and occasionally at the Crossing. In additional to regular commitment to the 6pm, Thursday services, I am also the coordinator for the Prayer Ministry at the Crossing and for Healing on the Streets ministry. You can follow the link Prayer and Worship or www.healingstreamsbirmingham.org.uk  for more information.

I was born in Brazil and I came to England in 1974. I am married to Stephen and we have two adult sons.

Prior to my ordination in 2003 I was a Primary school teacher. Then I taught children with Special Education Needs on both primary and secondary sectors specializing in Dyslexia. My involvement with the church at St Martin in the Bull Ring goes beyond my role. I see it as God’s call to me at this time of my life.

Please do come and see us sometime.





Operations Director: Paul Capelin

Parish Administrator: Juliette Farrell

Worship Coordinator: Philippa Done

Events Manager: Hannah Jackson

For Centre for Health and Healing please see the CHH section of the website.