King’s Church Kingston is led by a team of pastors, Philip Ellwood, Patrick Corbett and Mark Goddard. The word ‘pastor’ is a term the Bible uses, along with other words like ‘elder’ or ‘shepherd’, to refer to men to whom God gives the responsibility of leading and teaching the church.

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Philip Ellwood – Lead Pastor

Philip Ellwood, pictured with his wife, Caroline, is the lead elder of the church and works full time in the office. A former teacher of history and sports, Philip takes every opportunity to pursue his passion for both subjects.

Patrick Corbett – Pastor

Patrick is married to Liz, and they have been part of King’s Church Kingston for years. Patrick came into Eldership in 2018. They have 3 children.


Mark Goddard – Pastor

Mark & his wife, Kate, are proud parents of 3 amazing children under 12. Mark came onto the Eldership team in 2018.

Staff Team

The pastors at King’s Church Kingston are supported by a staff team, each of whom carry different responsibilities in the church. The team is: Mike Thorne (Communications), Kate Goddard (Administration), Louise Richmond (King’s Kids) and Ellen Spear (Worship).


Ministry Leaders

There are a number of other leaders in the church, of Life Groups, serving teams and other ministries. Some of these are: Becca Beschizza, who leads our women’s ministry; Patrick Corbett who leads the men’s ministry and Heather Hannington leads Little Sparks (Crèche).