The Court of Sion College is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting from amongst its fellows. A new court member starts as an assistant, before moving through from Junior Dean to Senior Dean before becoming President. The role of past Presidents is also important to maintain continuity. The lay Fellows are elected by the Court and generously give their time and wisdom to support and encourage the clergy.
The Court are responsible for the smooth and proper running of the College and attend monthly Court meetings, an away day each year to plan the subsequent year’s programme and take on the responsibility for running the many events each year.
Court members are easily identified at events by their Court badges with the red (and occasionally purple) ribbons. As hosts of the event, any question, query or comment is gratefully received.
The Reverend Laura Jørgensen
Laura Jørgensen is Rector of St Botolph without Aldgate, and was previously Minor Canon and Sacrist at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Her interests include education, ecumenism, social justice and the theatre.
Immediate Past President
The Reverend Kevin Morris
Kevin Morris is Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park, Chiswick and St Peter’s Acton Green.
He is also Director of the Bedford Park Festival and has interests in theatre and the Arts.
The Reverend Graham Buckle
Graham Buckle is the Vicar of St Stephen with St John Westminster. He was DDO for the Two Cities for ten years and now one of the Bishops Advisors for BAPs.
Particular interests are sport, theatre, cinema and issues of social justice.
The Reverend Eileen McGregor
Eileen McGregor is Associate Vicar of St Nicholas Chiswick and worked in the City prior to ordination. She is the honorary treasurer of Sion College.
Her interests include walking and enjoying family life.
The Reverend Jeremy Crossley
Jeremy is vicar of three churches round Bank Junction in the City of London. A Lancastrian by birth he read history at Durham & then worked for some years in the Ministry of Defence before going to theological college in 1981 as a London ordinand. Since ordination he has served his title in the Rochester Diocese & has served on London parishes for just under 30 years.
When not working he enjoys reading political biography, music, seeing friends, visiting art galleries, walking, food & wine.
The Reverend Matthew Duckett
The Reverend Matthew Duckett has been Priest-in-Charge of St Peter-le-Poer, Friern Barnet since 2013, and before that was curate in the parish of Old St Pancras.
His interests include the works of Rene Girard, and travelling in Italy.
The Reverend Canon Dr Alison Joyce
Alison Joyce, Rector of St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street.
Interests include Richard Hooker, playing the cello and Anglican Moral Theology.
The Reverend Canon Anthony Ball
Anthony Ball is Canon Steward at Westminster Abbey. For some years he combined being a NSM with a career in the diplomatic service and then worked at Lambeth Palace before becoming Rector of Worth in West Sussex. His interests include travel, the Christian communities of the Middle East and inter religious relations. He is the Chair of Trustees of the Christian development charity Embrace the Middle East.
The Reverend Paul Bagott
Paul Bagott is Vicar of St Cuthbert with St Matthias Earl’s Court, he was previously Vicar of Holy Redeemer and St Mark Clerkenwell.
He is Chaplain of St John’s Ambulance and Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey.
The Reverend George Bush
George Bush has been a parish priest in the diocese of London since 1994 and has served two terms as President of Sion (and a number of terms as Treasurer).
He is concerned for the encouragement of the clergy and has wide interests comprehending literature, decorative and fine arts and all things Spanish.
Mr William Chapman
William Chapman is Private Secretary to the Lord Mayor of London, based at the Mansion House in the City.
His interests include reading (novels, poetry, biography, history), music, theatre, socialising and walking.
Sir Michael Pownall
Michael Pownall was formerly Clerk of the Parliament at the House of Lords from which he retired in 2011.
He is interested in public affairs and the work of Parliament; he enjoys walking, birdwatching and a house in Italy.