Who's who


The Revd Canon Tim Pike CMP


Father Tim was inducted as the Vicar of St Michael's in September 2016. 


Before ordination he studied Russian at Durham and in Moscow. He trained for the priesthood at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield and has served in parishes in the North East of England and in London. 


Fr Tim is a governor of St Stephen's House, a Church of England theological college in Oxford and a member of the Company of Mission Priests. 

He was appointed Honorary Canon of Southwark in August 2020.


Fr Luke Demetri

Fr Luke is the Assistant Curate and is currently a deacon awaiting ordination to the priesthood in 2022. 

Prior to his training for ordained ministry, Fr Luke studied Philosophy at Lancaster and then taught Religious Studies and Philosophy in Secondary Schools and took on various pastoral roles in the schools he worked in. 

Fr Luke trained for the priesthood at St Stephen's House, Oxford taking a degree in Theology from the University. He was ordained to the diaconate of June 2022.


Fr Nigel Palmer SSC


Fr Nigel is Assistant Priest at St Michael's and joined us in October 2020, having spent three years serving his Title at St Benet's, Kentish Town in the Diocese of London.

Before ordination Fr Nigel spent over thirty years in London as a solicitor specialising in the world of film and television. He took a degree in Theology from St Stephen’s House, Oxford in 2015 and was ordained Deacon in 2017.

Pastoral Assistants

Each year the Parish takes on one or two Pastoral Assistants.


From September 2021 our Pastoral Assistant will be Joe Grogan.  


Pastoral Assistants play a full part in the liturgical life of the parish, and assist with Christian chaplaincies at Croydon College and Croydon University Hospital. They assist the clergy with parish visiting and bringing Holy Communion to the housebound,. They also help each week at the Refugee Day Centre at West Croydon Baptist Church.

Pastoral Assistants are usually exploring a vocation to the Sacred Priesthood.