Anna Poulson

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Alma Paterson
Church Warden

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As our senior Church Warden Alma along with Tinks is responsible for the upkeep of our buildings, structures and health and safety. Alma also works as the curriculum and quality improvement manager in a local college.


Lay Licensed Minister & Safeguarding Officer

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Suzanne was in the first cohort in London Diocese to be licensed as a Lay License Minister (previously called Lay Reader), which means she regularly leads and preaching on Sunday Services. She also leads the Prayer Network, and coordinates people to prayer for those in need, as well as being the Church Safeguarding Officer. Suzanne works in a local Primary school and is Mum to 2 children.


Derick Potter
Lay Licensed Minister

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Derick is one of our Lay Licensed Ministers and frequently leads our more reflective Sunday evening service. As a retired secondary school teacher he has longstanding links with people in Southall and the surrounding areas


John Mall
Licensed Pastoral Minister

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John helps with pastoral visiting church members and people in the community, including those in residential homes such as Martin House.  John also regularly helps lead Asian language services and in our morning service. John and his many of his family including his 2 children and 4 grandchildren are part of St John's.


Mark Poulson
Associate Vicar

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Mark is Inter-Religious Affairs advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury and is also helping St John's establish the King's Centre in Southall. He previously was the vicar at St John's, is married to Anna, has had four children, and is an avid Arsenal supporter!


Dave Bookless
Associate Vicar

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Dave's ‘day job’ is working as Director of Theology for A Rocha International ( and he helps out with preaching, leading services, and being part of the PCC, Standing Committee and leadership team at St John’s in his spare time. Dave lived in India until age 10, and he and his family have lived in Southall since 1991. Dave was formerly Curate of St John’s (1991-1994) and Priest-in-Charge of St George’s, Southall (1994-2000).


Jenny Watson
Little Angels & Parenting Class Co-ordinator

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Jenny works part-time as a GP in Southall and volunteers with St John’s in a number of capacities including co-ordinating the Little Angels Toddler Group and Parenting Classes that have grown out of this. She previously lived in Karachi, Pakistan, for 5 years, and still gets pleasure from the look of surprise on people’s faces when they first hear her speaking Urdu/Hindi! She loves Jesus, netball and baking, in that order. She’s married to David and has 3 primary school-aged boys.


Kim Mall
Children's Co-ordinator

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Kim has been committed to running our growing Sunday morning children's activities for a number of years. She also works at Chelsea FC and married Sonny Mall & has two children.


Nikkita Robert
Youth and Children's Work Apprentice

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Nikkita is working as an apprentice in children & youth in the 5 Anglican churches in Southall from 2015-18. She grew up as part of St George's Southall and has felt called by God into this ministry.


Joyce Murphy
Over Sixties Co-ordinator

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Being a member of St John’s Church for almost 30 years, and a recently retired nurse, Joyce is a well-known friendly face amongst the local elderly community. Joyce has recently undertaken the role as the leader of the Over Sixtie’s Club, arranging weekly meetings and excursions, entertainment, quizzes and more.


Idina Dunmore
Ordinand, Leader of 'The Table' Congregation and Messy Church Co-ordinator

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Idina is involved in many of the outward-focussed areas of St John’s life: co-ordinating Messy Church and Southall Foodbank café, helping in Little Angels and Parent-play, Southall Winter Night Shelter and serving on the Missions Committee. Idina is leader of the Servants Community on Havelock Estate, who run a weekly drop-in for our neighbours of all faiths.Idina loves the diversity of God’s wonderful world - with a special passion for India and Southall.


Anne Bookless
Ordinand and Welcome Ministry Co-ordinator


Helder Almeida
Church Administrator