St Francis Church

Who's Who

Nick GrewVicar - Revd. Nick Grew
Nick studied Mechanical Engineering and worked for Rover in crashworthiness design for 14y. After retraining he was ordained in 1995 to be curate in Staffordshire & then Vicar in Surrey. He’s married to Christine.  They have a son & daughter and 5 grandchildren. Nick moved to St Francis in December 2015. He likes reading, writing poetry, playing piano, guitar and banjo, working in the garden, playing & watching sport, walking and going to the cinema.

Sarah Hancock

Curate - Revd.  Sarah Hancock
Sarah is married to Adam and they joined us in July 2017. She loves a good cuppa whilst watching anything from Bake Off to football! 



Joy DanielHonorary Associate Minister - Revd. Joy Daniel
Joy is a Lutonion who came into ministry through St.Francis. After looking after the Wigmore Estates & Cockernhoe area for some time she moved to be Priest –in-Charge of St Andrews Woodside & Holy Trinity East Hyde. Now retired from full-time she still enjoys Preaching and leading Services, praying with people, line-dancing, reading and is a member of U3A. Joy is a widow with two married children,four grandchildren and a step-grand daughter.

Rod MasonDiocesan Reader - Rod Mason
Rod is a retired teacher and has been a Reader for 10 years. He is married to Eileen and they have four children and seven grandchildren.



Barbara McIntoshDiocesan Reader - Barbara McIntosh
Barbara was born in Surrey but moved to Luton as a child worshipping at St Francis church for many years. After being licensed as a Reader she spent 17 years as a Chaplain at London Luton Airport but is now back in the parish where she has started a HOPE group for people in the second half of life. She enjoys her family, travel, photography, gardening and reading.


Martin EllwayChurch Warden - Martin Ellway
Martin is an Ex BT Engineer. He became a Church Warden at St Francis Church in 2015. He is involved in several Church Committees as well as being a Home Group Leader. He has lived in Luton for 43 years and became a member of St Francis Church around 30 years ago.



Graham HoskerChurch Warden- Graham Hosker
Graham has worked as a peripatetic percussion teacher around the South East for over 40 years, and is currently Lead Teacher for Orchestral Percussion in Hertfordshire Music Service. He is also a freelance musician and an examiner for Trinity College London. He is a widower with four sons. Away from work, Graham is a keen photographer and enjoys rambling.


Louise YusufAdministrator - Louise Yusuf
Louise has been working at St Francis Church since 2012. She first trained as a hairdresser and then moved on to work in the offices of a fashion company until she had her second child. Louise has three daughters and is married to Richard. In her free time Louise enjoys cooking and days out with the family and on a Saturday night you will probably find her at home watching a film with a bar of chocolate!