Meet some people

Mark and Sarah Cooper

Mark and SarahMark and Sarah met at university in Durham and married three years later in London, where they worked for St Helen's Church, Bishopsgate. Mark is now our Assistant Pastor. They enjoy crosswords (competing against each other!), coffee, sports (Mark) and music (Sarah).


Alice Cornes

Alice CornesAlice enjoys people. Her ideal day involves a lot of chatting (she doesn't mind whether that's talking or listenening - she loves both!). This is her 4th year at Philly's now and she says each year gets better. 


Mark and Liz Eaton

Mark has been coming to Philly's for donkeys years and married Liz here. They have two children: Chris, currently at St Margaret's School, and Abi, who's at St Hilda's. 


Brian and Alice Elfick

Brian has been the Rector of St Philemon's since 2012. Before that, he did various jobs telling people about Jesus: at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire working with school kids, in New York working with young adults, and in Cambridge working with students. He has been married to Alice, a barrister, since 2010, and they have 3 children: Lucy, Edward and Charlotte.




Tom Keningley

Tom is from Merseyside, but (whisper it) was Pisa 1 2born and grew up on the other side of the water! He moved to Liverpool and joined Philly's in 2014. He works in tax and in his spare time he enjoys video games and board games, cooking and the odd game of squash.



John and Cathy Millington

John is one of our churchwardens, and together John and Cathy lead the Friday Club for School Years 3-6. John is a Store Manager at Iceland and Cathy teaches at Matthew Arnold School.


Ella Walsh

IMG 20150928 111522910Ella grew up in Manchester, and after some time away was pleased to be able to return to the Northwest when she recently moved to Toxteth in 2015. She enjoys dancing, knitting and cooking, or just curling up on the sofa with a good sci-fi novel.