Who’s Who

MINISTER – Rev’d Richard Matcham

Hello, my name is Richard Matcham and I have been the Pastor at Barton in Torquay for over 8 years since completing a Masters in Theology from Bristol Baptist College.  I am married to Rachael, we have three grown-up children, one granddaughter, and a recently adopted two year-old daughter, oh, and a dog who redefines the word “dopey”!  I have ten years retail management experience followed by a call into mission with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), which included living and serving in Egypt.  Currently, I also teach theology and biblical studies to willing undergraduate students, as well as take the BBC Radio Devon Sunday Serves a few times a year.  If you want to be set free in Christ, nurtured and fed with biblical truth, enjoy good company and experience the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus with other believers and seekers, then Barton might just be the place for you.







Bill Knowles

I have worshipped at Barton for a number of years and served on the Diaconate several times.  I take part in the music team, lead a Sunday School group and most importantly, I am married to Kris and father to two awesome boys.  When I send in an actual photo of myself, they promise to take down this cartoon version!





Carol Hellyer

I have been at Barton many years and am currently serving on the Diaconate for the first time.  I have a heart for Mission and pastoral care.  This has taken me to Kosovo with BMS for a short period, and also to Cambodia with a team from Barton Baptist Church in 2015.  I also serve in the Sunday School and I am recently retired and considering my options.







Steve Philips

I am married to Gosia and father to Nicola.  We have been at Barton for a few years and and am brand new to this whole “Diaconate thing” despite God calling me quite clearly.  I have a huge heart to reach out to men with the Gospel and have been active with Christian Vision for Men (CVM) over the years.  Currently, I facilitate the Social Media and promotion of Christian Ministries, including Open Doors, for Barton.  I long for the Gospel to reach all people, especially men during these challenging times in which we live.



Dr Julie Cubbit

I am a GP and part-time student of Theology.  I am serving on my first-term within the Diaconate at Barton, and help lead the Sunday Services and and occasionally preach, both at Barton and elsewhere.  I love to explore the rich spirituality of the whole Christian tradition and seek to bring this into my life and ministry for the Church.  Again, as per Bill, when I send in a photo Richard promises to take down this cartoon version.