Our Synagogue is fortunate to have Rabbi Tony Hammond as our Rabbi Emeritus. Rabbi Hammond and his wife Lucy together with their children have been members of our synagogue for more than 30 years; having served as Rabbi for Bromley Reform Synagogue for 10 years before he served our Synagogue from 2014-2015 and again from 2016-2020. Previously, he spent ten years as a lecturer and director at the Spiro Institute (which became the London Jewish Cultural Centre). Before training for the rabbinate at Leo Baeck College, where he was ordained in 2004, Rabbi Hammond studied Renaissance French literature and taught literature in schools and universities both in France and the UK. He even had a brief interlude goat-keeping in France!