Who’s who?


It’s nice to know who you’re talking to, especially if you are new to the church. So here is an introduction to some of the people you are likely to meet. We cannot show everybody but feel free to introduce yourself and we’ll do our best to make you feel welcome.

Russell Moul (Vicar)

Russell is the Vicar of St Paul’s, with overall responsibility for the running of the church. He has been a Church of England minister in the local area for over 15 years. He is married to Ailie and they have four children and three grandchildren. Before becoming a minister, he worked for the Foreign Office and served in the Army and TA.

Martin Bailey (Associate Vicar)

Martin works alongside the Vicar, sharing and explaining the good news about Jesus.   After a few years of publishing in  London, he was a vicar in the City of Plymouth for 11 years and of two village churches in North Bedfordshire for 11 years.  Martin joined St Paul’s Harold Hill and St Thomas’s Noak Hill in 2018. His wife Nicky has recently become a Primary school teacher. They have 5 grown up children. 


Stuart Brooks (Church warden)

Stuart is one of the church wardens, or senior volunteer leaders, at St Paul’s. He is married to Jacqui. His experience and expertise have made him a very valuable member of the church’s leadership team for many years.

Chris Balaam (Treasurer)

Chris oversees the financial side of St Paul’s. He’s a passionate advocate of men’s ministry within the church.

Ellie Callaghan

Ellie is responsible for lots of the behind-the-scenes administration at St Paul’s. In the rest of her time, she works at a nursery in Dagenham.