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Faint Glow

Who’s who at St James’s

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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 degrees in music from the Oberlin Conservatory (BMus in voice) and Duke Univeristy (MA in historical performance practice); he emigrated to Germany in 1997 and then worked internationally as a professional musician and stage performer. Ian became an Anglican at St George’s Berlin, later serving as a lay pastoral assistant. Prior to his arrival in 2014 as the eleventh vicar of St James’s, Ian was a team curate in Liverpool, then interim rector in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. Locally has has chaired of the local Community and Police Engagement (CAPE) group for Highway ward. For the Diocese in Europe Ian serves as a formational and placement supervisor and an Assistant Director of Ordinands. Ian loves languages, music and theatre, travelling, most anything with subtitles, quiz evenings, and making soup.

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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 · Lay Pastor


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, AV maestro 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

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Our church council (PCC)

Abiola Akinkugbe

Bayode Akinkugbe

Melloney Deacon-Powell

Sarah Field

Marian Jacobs · Enfield Deanery Synod

Shirley Robertson

Gwen Tucker

Gordon Tweddle

Ogo Uduchukwu

Derek Woodward · Enfield Deanery Synod

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

Gwen Tucker · Electoral Roll Officer

Mouse Caffell · Audiovisual Maestro and Webmaster

Corrine Lewis · Junior Church Co-ordinator

Carole Harvey · Flower Team Leader

Derek Woodward · Treasurer, St Barnabas Hall Manager

Carol Harvey · Stewardship Officer

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