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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 serves as line manager to most of the staff ministry leaders and offers leadership in whichever area Henry asks him to!
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. He is a passionate worshipper (watch out if you’re standing next to him on the front row!) and ardent intercessor. Colin’s life vision is to see people become more whole in Jesus.
Colin is married to Natalie. They have three school-aged children. An enthusiastic musician, people often say that as a singer Colin makes a really good drummer...


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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 – World Missions Pastor


Caroline provides support to the mission partners across the world and those considering mission, short-term or long-term. 

Ryan Venn-Dunn - Young Adults & Youth Pastor

Ryan leads the Young Adults ministry for 18-30 year olds and helps oversee youthwork for 11-18s. 

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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.

Don Skinner – Equip Resources / Discipleship Administrator

Don volunteers 1 day a week, working in the Discipleship ministry.


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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 – Youth Worker


James helps to run the Youth Ministry here for 11-18 year olds.
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Michael Yelland-Brown - Youth Ministry Placement Student


Michael is on placement with St Bs Youth Ministry whilst studying. 
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Grace McPhilemy - Children's Work Coordinator

Grace oversees and coordinates the Children's work for 0-11 year olds and their families.


Becky Townley - Families Community Worker
Becky coordinates our Toddler group and family events.





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

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


Trevlyn Yeates – Church Administrator

Trevlyn works in the support department on a variety of administrative projects including weddings, event and safeguarding.


Bella Mutevelian - Admin & Finance Assistant

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

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Chanel Botha


Chanel works as Office Administrator in the support team. 

Dave Harvey – Facilities Coordinator

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

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 Coming up 
Barney's Toddler Group
9:30am Wednesday 25 May
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Wednesday Club for Senior...
2:15pm Wednesday 25 May
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Barney's Toddler Group
9:30am Friday 27 May
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
7:30pm Friday 27 May
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Holy Communion
8:00am Sunday 29 May
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Kids Church
9:30am Sunday 29 May
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Mini Church
9:30am Sunday 29 May
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road
Morning Worship
9:30am Sunday 29 May
St Barnabas Church, Holden Road