In January 2008 Helen and Mark Shannon and their family moved into Strawberry Vale in East Finchley

Quote Left“As a family we have a heart to share the love of Jesus with the residents of local estates. We don’t want to be one-hit wonders, going in like the Christian SAS, running activities and events and then leaving again. As a Christian family we believe that as we live within the community at Strawberry Vale, we carry the light and love of Jesus into its very heart. We want our home to be an open one where

people feel comfortable to experience and learn about the love of Jesus.”


Helen and Mark have drawn a core team around them, some of whom live on the estate and others who don’t, but are all equally committed to seeing God’s kingdom coming in great measure in Strawberry Vale.

If you would like to pray and support the team and the projects then you could email and we’ll put you on the Godparents' email list to receive our regular prayer email.

And then there are all the wonderful life-changing groups that happen during the week.
Perhaps you could become one of our Top Teams of volunteers...

Wednesdays   4.30pm to 6.00pm Only Girls Allowed kids group
Thursdays 4.30pm to 6.00pm Only Boys Allowed kids group
  7.00pm to 8.30pm The Place youth group
Fridays 9.00am to 11.30am Estates Coffee Stop
Sundays 5 to 6 church@five Kids Ministry
  5 to 6.30 church@five 

Or perhaps you’d like to talk to us about becoming part of the Estates Missional Community, the possibility of moving onto the estate, or becoming a befriender with 'Inspire - Befriending and Encouraging' (part of the BAMS project)?

The Estates ministry works closely with Hope North London, a partner charity of St Barnabas Church. Why don’t you visit the website at


Watch this video to find out more:
 Estates Video 
Estates Promo Video


We’re also working towards impacting other watch this space!


Helen Shannon

Neighbourhood Pastor

020 8343 5789