Who’s Who

Martin Lane


Martin is married to Rachel and they have four children. Before training for ordained ministry at Oak Hill Theological College, he spent a number of years working for a city-centre church in Cambridge and, before that, had a career in finance. He has been at Emmanuel Church since January 2012.

Hilary Drury

Families Worker

Hilary joined Emmanuel as Families Worker in September 2019. She grew up in Basingstoke and studied Psychology at the University of Bath. In her role at Emmanuel, Hilary aims to equip families to live out the gospel in every area of life, and in her spare time she enjoys going to the cinema, reading, and trying new kinds of crafts.

Naomi Wade

Church Administrator

Naomi has lived in Hastings for 12 years with her husband, Vince, and they have two children. Originally from north east Kent, she went to the University of Brighton where she studied computer science and contemplated teaching. She has spent 10 years as wife and mum, home-educating her children for the last 5 of those and continues to do so. Naomi has now taken on the role of Church Administrator and is excited for the new challenge.

Emmanuel Church PCC (L to R): Lucy Sparks, Holly Eldridge (Director of Music), Rowena Pelling (Safeguarding Officer), Bernadette Huggins (PCC Secretary), Jamie Coussens, Michael Davis (Churchwarden), Carol Eldridge (Treasurer), Tony Simons, Hilary Drury (Families Worker), Geoffrey Martin (Churchwarden) and Martin Lane (Vicar).

Lisa Bonham

Sunday Club Supervisor

Lisa grew up in Hastings and has been at Emmanuel for over half a century, on and off! She is married to Terry and has two girls, both grown up and independent. Having lived in Norway for a year as a teenager, she speaks Norwegian and loves the cold weather! She was a nurse for nearly 40 years before retraining in administration. Lisa was the parish administrator for 19 years and has recently retired.

Sarah Davies

Crèche Supervisor