Who's Who at St Joseph's...
Parish Priest - Fr Steve Benford
Steve and Lorraine have been part of St Joseph's since November 2014.
They have 4 grown-up children who have flown the nest, so now live with Millie-Friday (a labradoodle who moved in to replace them. Fr Steve has recently been appointed Bishop-Elect of Dunedin in New Zealand, and he and Lorraine will be leaving St Joseph's in September 2017.
Assistant Priest - Fr Nnamdi Maduka
Fr Nnamdi - Associate Priest (self-supporting) married to Chinwendu and they have three children. Fr Nnamdi - originally from Nigeria - is part of St Joseph's and also serves the Igbo Church in London.
Assistant Curate - Fr Stuart Melchor
Fr Stuart was ordained Deacon in July 2017. He is very keen to be seen in the parish, and to become known. He comes with a freshness that recent ordination imparts, and several years experience from his "sending" church in young people's work and other areas of lay-leadership.
Licensed Lay-Minister - Sandy Reed
Sandy has been part of St Joseph's for many years, and a Licensed Lay-Minister since 2012. A member of the Pastoral Team, Outreach Team, Lighthouse Team, Preaching Team - she and her bicycle are to be seen all over the Parish.
Gary Hannington - part of St Joseph's from an early age, Gary has been involved in much of what goes on here. Also a Driving Instructor and Travel Agent - it's certain he wants us to go far with God
Patricia Nelson - involved at St Joseph's for several years, mother to Michael and Iona, part of Respond and the Music Group, and a regular at the Woman's Bible Study and Cupcakes and Chianti - is that tea in her mug????
Ordinand - Julia Jagannath
Studying at St Mellitus College, and working for Westminster Council, Julia joined St Joseph's in September 2016...
Commissioned Lay Minister - Rose Thuo
Part of the Prayer Ministry Team - Rose is a Commissioned Preacher.
Commissioned Lay Minister - Chris Glazebrook Part of the Prayer Ministry and Pastoral Teams - Chris is a Commissioned Lay Minister in Pastoral Care and Preaching.
Verger - Ray Johnson For all things to do with Vergering - then Ray (also a Prayer Minister) is who you need...
PCC Secretary - Emma Osejindu - Prayer Minister, Lighthouse Leader and Music Group Member - Emma is everywhere!