Jonathan Baker

Revd Canon Jonathan Baker is the Vicar of Beverley Minster.

Jonathan studied History at Cambridge and Law at Guildford before working as a solicitor in London for five years. After serving in churches in Croydon and Scarborough, Jonathan went to Peterborough in 2004 where he was Canon Missioner at the Cathedral, overseeing the ministry to visitors, and schools. He became Acting Dean of Peterborough Cathedral.

Jonathan’s particular interests are preaching, the relation of faith to culture, Christian spirituality, and holy places. He grew up in Warwickshire. Jonathan’s leisure interests include history, architecture and the visual arts, including film. 


Tim Carlisle

Tim Carlisle is Chairman of Two Churches One Town. He has spent his time developing enterprises with a Logistics theme in P&O, BET and United Transport.

Tim was CEO of a Logistics business in the Food and Chemical industries that grew from a £20m enterprise to a £135m company through organic means and by acquisition.  It became the European market leader in its field.

Tim has devoted time in the education sector with Young Enterprise and helping emerging entrepreneurs with FEO. His interests in retirement are heritage, rugby, music, art and hiking.

David Kilburn

David Kilburn is the joint founder and CEO of MKM Building Supplies the UK’s largest independent chain of Builders Merchants. He is a board member of The Humber LEP and Chairs its Regional Growth Fund Investment Panel.

He is a joint founder and Director of For Entrepreneurs Only a local group dedicated to improving the local economy. He’s also an honorary President of Hull City Football Club. HRH King Charles III awarded David Kilburn a C.B.E. in June 2023 for services to the Construction Industry and to Charity.

Becky Lumley

The Revd Becky Lumley has been the vicar of St Mary’s Beverley since 2011. Prior to moving to Beverley, she was vicar of St Alban’s Church in Gateshead and served her curacy in Darlington. 

She studied at St Andrew’s University and Durham. Before ordination Becky worked as a children, youth and family worker. She is passionate about education and young people, as well as seeing the church thrive as a compassionate and vibrant community.

Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr

The Marr family have been involved in the fish business since the 1870’s. Today Andrew Marr is a Director of Andrew Marr International which has extensive interests in fish catching, international fish trading and cold storage. Educated at Stowe School he joined the family business in 1960. In 1969 he married Else Lica Andersen in Copenhagen and they have three sons and a daughter. He was admitted as an Honorary Brother of The Corporation of The Hull Trinity House in July 1991 and as a Younger Brother of the Corporation of The Trinity House, London, in July 1997.

He served as High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire 1999-2000 and was appointed Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire in 2011. He is an Honorary Freeman of Beverley and is President of the Beverley Civic Society. HRH Queen Elizabeth II awarded Andrew Marr a C.B.E. in January 2022 for services to the UK Fishing Industry.

Richard Townsend

Richard Townsend retired in 2016 from Lloyds Bank after 36 years having spent the last 15 years as the Relationship Director for the regions larger listed, private equity and family owned businesses. 

More recently he has been working for Leeds based corporate finance boutique, Dow Schofield Watts advising clients on business sales, buy outs, buy ins and fund raising. 

Married with 3 adult daughters Richard’s hobbies include being a member of Brough Golf Club, South Cave Gym, Skiing, walking and travelling in his camper van. Also enjoys watching all sports.