Who’s who

Ministry Team

The Ministry Team is responsible for planning and leading services as well as organising and delivering pastoral care.

Chaplain: The Rev’d Canon Sal McDougall

Sal joined St George’s as chaplain in April 2024. Born and educated in Scotland, Sal has ministered both there and in England. Immediately before coming to Madrid, Sal was the Deputy Director of the Royal School of Church Music, where she was responsible for all aspects of the charity’s education and mission programme in the UK.

Assistant Curate: Fr. Solomon Ike

Born in Nigeria, Solomon has been a member of St George’s since coming to Madrid to live and work over 20 years ago. Encouraged to consider a vocation to ordained ministry from early adulthood, Solomon was ordained to the priesthood in 2022 and currently serves at St George’s as an Assistant Curate.

Lay Reader with PTO: Canon Celia Paterson

Celia has lived in Spain for over forty years. She has been a primary school teacher both in England and Spain. She is also qualified as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and has worked in adult education. Celia became an accredited teacher Godly Play in 2007. She is a member of the board of Godly Play España and the Godly Play International Council.


The Churchwardens (Charles Penty and Adam Hill) are elected by members of the congregation to help the church run smoothly.  Together with the Chaplain and the Church Council, they are responsible for the organisation and administration of the church.

Church Council

Lay Vice-chair: TBC

Churchwardens (Charles Penty and Adam Hill)

Council member: Carol Skinner

Council member: Katherine Horton

Council member and Treasurer: Gerald Richli

Council member: Christian Bolz

Council member: Riley Kaminer

Synod Reps: Anne Cole (pictured below) and Adam Hill

Church Council members are here to represent the views of the church family, so please feel free to talk to them after any service or contact the Church Office.


Safeguarding Officer: Alison Eyer (safe.stgeorges@gmail.com)

Director of Music & Organist: Stephen Knight

Deputy Organist: Diana Davies Burr

Secretary Church Council: Charles Penty

Data Protection Officer: Anne Cole

Environmental Officer: Carol Skinner

Electoral Roll Officer: Melissa Pearce

Independent Reviewer: Karen Mullins

Parish Administrator: Melissa Pearce

Church Flowers: Carol Skinner


Standing Committee: Chaplain, Wardens, Secretary and Treasurer

Fundraising Committee: Angela Irwin, Carol Skinner

Fabric Committee: Chaplain, Wardens, Carol Skinner

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