Sent to set hearts on fire to live and love as Christ did. Since 1831.

Spanning generations, from many nations. Since 1831.

Loving our community. Since 1831.

Who’s Who


Revd Ian Gallagher


Born 1971, ordained 2008. Grew up in semi-rural New York State. Ian’s first degrees are in music; he was a lecturer in music history at Duke University, then worked as a professional singer and stage performer in Germany and internationally. He became an Anglican, and was later a pastoral assistant, at St George’s Berlin in the Diocese in Europe. Before arriving as the eleventh vicar of St James’s in 2014, Ian ministered as interim rector in Frankfurt am Main and team curate in Liverpool. Since 2016 he also serves as an elected member to the Edmonton Area Council. Ian hails from a large family in North America, including an identical twin brother.


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Carol Harvey


Stewardship Secretary

 Denise Clarke

Denise Clarke

Parish Councillor

Church Safeguarding Officer

Sophia Foot

Sophia Foot

Assistant Safeguarding Officer

Siobhan Land

Siobhan Land

Children’s Champion


Revd Henderson George

Associate Vicar

Born 1944, ordained 2007.  Born and raised in Trinidad to Grenadian parents, Henderson came to Britain in 1967 and served both in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.  As a schoolteacher he spent his career in East London and North London, including as a headteacher in Hackney and Bethnal Green, and lastly as Deputy Head at a primary school in Tottenham. Before coming to St James’s in 2012, was a curate in Hackney and before ordination a lay reader in Poplar.  At St James’s he has a particular brief for pastoral work, and since 2016 also serves as Assistant Area Director of Ordinands.  Married with two children and two grandchildren, Henderson also confesses to being a supporter of Liverpool FC.


Aleksandra Tomaszewska

Aleksandra Tomaszewska

Parish Administrator

Council Clerk


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Adrienne Greenaway

Electoral Roll Officer

Altar Servers Co-ordinator


Irtis Barber 3

Iris Barber

Parish Councillor


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Kathy Bracey

Parish Councillor


Abiola Akinkugbe

Abiola Akinkugbe

Co-opted Parish Councillor




Revd Jeremy Foot

Associate Vicar

Born 1967, ordained 2010.  Jeremy lived for several years in Hong Kong working for Standard Chartered Bank, and during that time had his first callings to the ministry. Since returning to these shores he has joined Her Majesty’s civil service, working in Westminster for the Ministry of Justice.  Jeremy arrived at St James’s in 2010 as assistant curate after training for the ministry, and since 2015 is an elected member of the London Diocesan Synod. At St James’s Jeremy convenes the liturgy and worship working group, and has a special brief in adult education.  Husband and father of three, and in his free time Jeremy is also a hobby woodworker.



Derek Woodward

Parish Treasurer

Parish Councillor



Alan Goymer

Parish Councillor

Health & Safety Liaison



Paula Nicholas

Parish Councillor

Member of Standing Committee

Junior Church Leader


Dot Pagin

Parish Councillor



Bethan Evans

Health & Safety Officer



Revd Kechi Onwuka

Assistant Curate

Born 1948, Ordained 2017.  Born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Kechi came to Britain in 1967.  She studied as an accountant, receiving a BA in accountancy at Middlesex University. She worked in the private sector for 20 years then work for London local authorities. Kechi served as a Pentecostal pastor from 2000, leading the Jesus Ministries congregation in North London and working with deprived communities.  She has been a member of St James’s family since 2012.  Kechi is married with five children and twelve grandchildren.  She has a particular calling to pastoral care, and heads up the prayer ministry at St James’s.  Formerly an avid tennis player, she is a supporter of Arsenal FC.


Reg Daniel


Vice-chair of Church Council

Born 1968, elected 2015.  Born on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, came to England after his schooling, and works in the financial sector.  A key player in Keeping our Family Heritage Intact (, a leading community organisation locally, promoting awareness of African and Caribbean culture and preserving its history.  Apart from being a husband and father of three, Reg enjoys being a hobby musician.



Shirley Robertson

Parish Councillor


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Joanna Dimmock

Headteacher of St James’s Primary School

(ex-officio to church council)


Bayode Akinkugbe

Bayode Akinkugbe

Representative to Enfield Deanery Synod


Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Representative to Enfield Deanery Synod

Find Us

St James’s Parish Church is on the Hertford Road (A1010), about 12 mins from Southbury Overground station (right out of the station and left onto Hertford Rd) and Brimsdown rail station (left out of the station and left at the bottom of Green Street). London buses 121, 279 and 307 all stop across from the church.

Pop in for coffee

The church is open every Saturday between 10am and 12pm, so please feel free to come in for a cuppa and a chat or just to find some space in our busy world. One of our clergy is about for any enquiries or whatever is on your mind. Our tea and coffee are Fairly Traded.


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