Who’s who at St James’s
REVD Ian Gallagher · Vicar
Born 1971, ordained 2008. Ian hails from a large Irish family in North America, including an identical twin brother. Ian has a BMus from the Oberlin Conservatory and an MA from Duke University in voice and historical performance practice; he was a lecturer in music history at Duke before emigrating to Germany in 1997 and then worked internationally as a professional musician and stage performer. Ian became an Anglican at St George’s Berlin, where he later served as a lay pastoral assistant. Prior to his arrival in 2014 as the eleventh vicar of St James’s, Ian served as interim rector in Frankfurt am Main and as team curate in Liverpool. He has held the office of chair of the local Community and Police Engagement (CAPE) group. For the Diocese in Europe Ian serves as a formational and placement supervisor for enquirers, postulants and ordinands from continental Europe. Ian loves languages, music and theatre, travelling, most anything with subtitles, quiz evenings, and making soup.
Born 1959, licensed 2019. Keith was born in Ponders End and has lived all his life in Enfield. He has been a part of St James’s since 1966 when he joined the cubs of the 1st Enfield Scout Group and is still a scout leader in Enfield. Keith served for many years as a Junior Church leader at St James’s. His career has mainly been spent working for local government in the Highways Department. Keith has a wide range of musical tastes (from punk to Puccini!), is a member of a local darts team, and an avid Arsenal FC supporter. Keith is the younger of two sons to his parents who also attend St James’s, and his elder brother is also a Licensed Lay Minister, serving in Hoddesdon, Herts. Keith married in 2015.
Keith Harvey LLM · Licensed Lay Minister
Richard Griffiths & Mouse Caffell · Churchwardens
Richard also serves as our parish health & safety officer. He worked in the senior civil service for the Department of Health, and brings to the post of churchwarden experience of capital fundraising, not to mention he writes a good risk assessment! Richard is a keen devotee of the opera.
Mouse serves as webmaster and vice-chair to the PCC. He helps to run our Youth Group, A joyful Noise, and A Chosen View. He works in social care and is also the chairman of the Enfield Highway Community Association.
Marian entered the position on 1st February 2023, and also serves as the clerk to the church council. Marian is a life-long resident of the parish, living on the border of Enfield Highway and Brimsdown. She has worked for a number of firms and institutions as a computer programmer, from Bovil through to British Gas and the Metropolitan Police. Before joining us at St James’s, she has worked at GP surgeries and podiatrist practices. Marian had long been a volunteer for the Scratching Post, a local rescue and shelter charity for cats. Marian is a dedicated and passionate animal lover.
Marian Jacobs · Parish Administrator
Our church council (PCC)
Bayode Akinkugbe · Enfield Deanery Synod
Marian Jacobs · Enfield Deanery Synod
Derek Woodward · Treasurer
Other parish officers and postholders
Dorah Sabiiti · Church Safeguarding Officer and Sacristan
Abiola Akinkugbe · Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Paula Nicholas · Children’s Champion
Richard Griffiths · Health and Safety Officer
Gordon Tweddle · Deputy Health & Safety Officer
Adrienne Greenaway · Data Protection
and Electoral Roll Officer
Mouse Caffell · Audiovisual Maestro and Webmaster
Corrine Lewis · Junior Church Co-ordinator
Carole Harvey · Flower Team Leader
Derek Woodward · St Barnabas Hall Manager
Carol Harvey · Stewardship Officer