Meet the Team

Find out a little bit about the team that keeps New Song Cafe Southampton running every month!

Brian Purchase

Brian Purchase Correspondence


Oliver Hack

Oliver Hack Musical Director

Ollie has been worshiping at SJR since before he could walk. As a multi-instrumentalist he is passionate about bringing congregations together for events of worship that are both accessible to people of any faith or none. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing table tennis!

Sarah Dennison

Sarah Dennison Social Media Team Leader

Brought up in South-West London, Sarah moved to Southampton where she completed her MEng Acoustical Engineering Degree. In her spare time she likes to play cricket and running. She is a great asset to the New Song team with her positive mentality and hard working attitude!

Russell Hack

Russell Hack Technology Leader

After graduating with a BSc in Music and Audio technology, Russell has used his experience in sound and lighting to transform the New Song Cafe ambience. Alongside this role he enjoys playing the piano and supporting Southampton FC.

Ginny Snook

Ginny Snook Hot Drinks Coordinator


Jemma Ryder

Jemma Ryder Prayer Leader

A key member of the band over the years for New Song Cafe, Jem’s singing and leadership has been a blessing to our community alongside her pastoral work. She is very approachable and will never turn down a chat on the sunday evening. Jem also helps manage the social media for NSC.