Who's Who

David Gazzard

Lay Reader

David and his wife, Val, have lived in Tunbridge Wells for many years. Prior to retirement David worked as a ship’s officer and then in ship management ashore. He enjoys creating artwork, spending time with his grandchildren and reading his ever-growing theological library.


Rev. Dr. Peter Sanlon


The founding minister of Emmanuel Anglican Church is enthusiastic to help people get to know God better. Peter has served as a minister in Tunbridge Wells since 2013 and has been full time at Emmanuel since 2019.  He enjoys days out with his wife and children, and is a good loser at competitive board games.



Tim was born and raised in Tunbridge Wells.  During the week his gardening business keeps him busy. He is married to Nina and they have two adult sons. Tim works with Andrew  as a warden.  This work is essential in the management of the church and in providing pastoral support to the church family. 


Val Gazzard

Safeguarding Officer

Val is married to David.  She supports our church in many ways, including as our Safe Guarding Officer.  Val also very much enjoys time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren!

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Children's Ministry & Music

Susanna has co-led Sunday Club for eight years and she is passionate about the children’s ministry at Emmanuel! Like many Mums, Susanna juggles work, family and church commitments. During the week Susanna is involved with our toddler group, First Steps.  She hosts a home group aimed at Mums with pre-school children and assists with Music on Sundays



Andrew is a local businessman. He is married to Lydia and they have four adult sons. Andrew's role as warden involves supporting the day to day running and development of the church.


Pam Dymond

Children's Ministry

Pam is a retired optometrist having worked for two independent family groups for 40 years. She is married to John and they have two adult daughters and two grandchildren.  Pam has taught Sunday School for many years and is fully involved in the Sunday Club at Emmanuel!  When not at church, Pam enjoys gardening, photography and family time.