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Staff Team

St Bs Staff Team by Ministry

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Henry Kendal - Vicar


As Vicar of St Barnabas, Henry holds the overall responsibility for the leadership of the church. Having had a background in the property business, he got involved in planting and subsequently leading a church in Harrow. From there Henry moved to St Bs over ten years ago. Somewhere along the way he was ordained in the Church of England having studied variously at London Bible College (now London School of Theology), Oak Hill College and North Thames Ministerial Training College.
Henry is a regular speaker at New Wine and in many places around the world. He has a passion for seeing the church become an effective vehicle for transformation for both the individual and society at large, as well as having a heart for world missions. Henry is married to Jane and they have three children two of whom are now grown up. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, walking in the country and playing real tennis.

Colin Brookes - Associate Vicar

As Associate Vicar, Colin assists Henry in the overall leadership of the church. He oversees a number of specific ministries including all Prayer and Sung Worship. Colin also works closely with David Brown in the Discipleship Department.
Colin became a Christian at the age of 16, but it wasn’t until he was 25, working at Soul Survivor, that the Lord really got hold of him! He studied theology at London School of Theology and Ridley Hall Cambridge. His primary gifts are teaching and prophecy and intercession. Colin’s passion is to see people become whole in Jesus.
Colin is married to Natalie and they have three young children. He has been trapped in an Atlantic cargo ship water tank, nearly eaten by a lion and has drummed at Wembley Stadium

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Margaret Peach – Henry Kendal's Assistant

Margaret’s role is to provide administrative support for Henry. Managing Henry’s diary, being responsible for the smooth running of Sunday services, providing administration for a range of groups and committees and working in a dynamic visionary team, Margaret believes she has the most varied and best job going.
Margaret has a background in administration, having previously organised environmentalists, musicians and museums. She loves spending time with family and friends and travelling the world.


Caroline Burns – Missions Worker


Caroline works part-time to provide support to the mission partners across the world and those considering mission, short-term or long-term. 

Ryan Venn-Dunn - Young Adults Pastor

Ryan leads the Young Adults ministry for 18-30 year olds

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Joshua Kane

Joshua Kane – Worship Pastor


Joshua leads sung Worship at St Barnabas Church and oversees the worship team and leaders.

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David Brown – Discipleship Pastor

As Discipleship Pastor, David oversees our emerging network of Missional Communities, directs our EQUIP training programmes, and co-ordinates pastoral care. 
Before joining the staff in 2007, David’s career included studying at London Bible College and Roffey Park Institute, leading churches, lecturing in Bible Colleges, and being a Learning and Development consultant in the Civil Service. In David’s own words: “This is my dream job because I get to bring all my passion to see people grow and be equipped, and all my learning and experience, together in one role."
David is married to Anne, and together they enjoy spending time with their six grown up children and six grand-children. Travel and photography are among the things which David would love to be able to find more time for.

Sally Dryden – Ordinand

Sally is an Ordinand and assists David in the Discipleship ministry.


Don Skinner – Equip Resources / Discipleship Administrator

Don volunteers 2 days a week, working in the Discipleship ministry.


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Chris Alexander - Trainee Discipleship / Young Adult Pastor


Chris works alongside David Brown and Ryan Venn-Dunn as a Trainee Pastor and helps with Missional Communities. 

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Helen Shannon – Neighbourhood Pastor

Helen is the head of the Neighbourhood Department and has been part of the staff team since the 1990s. She previously headed up the Children’s Work Department, oversaw the children's work nationally for New Wine and was part of the team that founded Hope North London, St Bs partner charity.
Helen was ordained in July 2010 and is now curate at St Bs. She is a regular speaker at New Wine and is also a trustee and projects director for Hope North London. Helen and her family moved into a local estate in January 2008 so that they and their team could more effectively share Jesus’ love within their neighbourhood.
Helen is married to Mark and they have six children, one of whom is now grown up. Helen is a born and bred North Londoner and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. In her spare time she loves to be with people especially if it involves a party or shopping.


Ash Chafe – Hope North London Assistant

Ash is the Project Worker for Hope North London, working alongside the Neighbourhood Department.


Elizabeth Burgon – Community Administrator


Elizabeth volunteers time to give much needed administrative support to the Neighbourhood department.

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Mike Pavlou – Vicar


Mike is the Vicar of Oakleigh Community Church, a congregation of St Barnabas.
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James Brown

James Brown – Youth Worker


James helps to run the Youth Ministry here for 11-18 year olds.
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Elliott Ireton

Elliott Ireton- Children's & Families Pastor

Elliott has oversight for the Children's and Families Ministry; 0-11 year olds and their families.


Alice Gavin Atashkar - Children's Development Worker

Alice works alongside Elliott to develop the Children's ministry at St Bs. 

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Mike Vamvadelis – Church Manager

Mike’s responsibilities include oversight of the Finance, HR, Administration and IT, Buildings and Vision Implementation portfolios.
As an ordained minister, he has come from a background of pastoral ministry in South Africa, having planted two churches there. He has led teams on mission trips to Mozambique, building 5 churches and assisted with equipping pastors there. At St Barnabas he has moved into an executive management role. His ministry passions are to equip churches for growth and achieving their full redemptive potential.
Mike is married to Carol and they have three adult children. Together they enjoy travel, reading, art and music.



Siming Hill – Finance and HR Administrator (currently on Maternity leave)

Siming oversees all our book-keeping and day to day accounts, the Gift Aid giving scheme and also administers the HR.


Viv Metliss – Finance Administrator Maternity Cover


Viv is overseeing Finance whilst Siming is on Maternity leave.

Trevlyn Yeates – Church Administrator

Trevlyn works in the support department on a variety of administrative projects including weddings, events, CRBs and website.


Bella Mutevelian - Admin & Finance Assistant

Bella works alongside Siming and Trevlyn assisting with admin and finance.


Dave Harvey – Facilities Coordinator

Dave manages the maintenance of our much-used buildings and facilities.

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 Coming up 
Wednesday Club
2:15pm Wednesday 1 April
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
N12 Missional Community
7:30pm Wednesday 1 April
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Holy Communion
8:00am Sunday 5 April
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Kids Church
9:30am Sunday 5 April
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Tots Church
9:30am Sunday 5 April
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Mini Church
9:30am Sunday 5 April
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Morning Worship
9:30am Sunday 5 April
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
The Sunday Session
11:15am Sunday 5 April
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road