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Who’s Who – Richard Purkis

Richard PurkisBorn in East Ham, Richard grew up in Windsor. He has worshipped at St John’s since moving to Caversham over 30 years ago and has recently been elected as churchwarden for the third time, a role that involves much more than building maintenance and finance.

As a lay leader within the parish he is active in mission within the community of Lower Caversham. Richard is chair of the Church House Grants Team and a Director of Lower Caversham Community Partnership Ltd, which set up and now runs the 3Cs café in St John’s Church. He works with and through the Church Leadership Team and Parochial Church Council and is involved in a house group and the church’s prayer life.