Our Team

We are a dedicated and committed team at St Paul’s, Old Ford and will be happy to help you with any questions you might have.

Rev. James Hughesdon – VicarRev James Hughesdon

James has been at St Paul Old Ford since June 2012 and became the Vicar in January 2015. He loves being a part of all that God is doing at St Paul Old Ford. James is married to Caz and they have three lively, bubbly children.

James can be contacted on james@stpauloldford.com
Tel: 07841 123869 or 020 8981 4655

Karen Diss – Venue Manager Karen Diss

Karen is responsible for our buildings, space hire and building team. She ensures that we are a welcoming and safe place for visitors, building users and worshippers throughout the week. If you want to talk to someone about hiring space at St Paul’s then give Karen a call or visit our space hire page.

Karen can be contacted on karen@stpauloldford.com or 020 8981 4655


Dan Hayward – Youth WorkerDan Hayward

Dan oversees our youth work and youth volunteers.  This ranges from our youth Bible studies to after school clubs to our summer activities. If you want to know more about our youth work then give Dan a call or drop him an email.

Dan can be contacted on dan@stpauloldford.com. For more info on Youth Work, click here!


Jessica Spiteri – Youth Work intern

Jessica is training in youth work through Oasis College and works at St Paul’s supporting the youth work Sunday-Tuesday each week.

Jessica can be contact on jessica@stpauloldford.com.


Rev. April Keech – Associate PriestApril Keech

April is a full-time chaplain at St Mary Magdalene Academy in Islington and has been worshipping at St Paul’s for a number of years. April works with James to lead and develop our services, pastoral ministry and Mothers Union, as well as a host of other initiatives.


Dave Pilkington – QEOP Missioner

Dave leads our joint missional work with St Mary of Eton in the Diocese of London area of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas. He is also an ordinand at St Mellitus college.

Dave can be contacted at dave@stpauloldford.com


Fiona Lowther and Neil Gilbert – ChurchwardensNeil Gilbert

Fiona and Neil work with the Vicar and PCC to further the mission and ministry of St Paul’s in the Old Ford area and beyond. They have particular responsibilities around the building and leadership. The Churchwardens are elected every year at our AGM.


Divya Beeharry – Front of House Coordinator

Divya provides a welcoming face for everyone coming into St Paul’s and is the first point of contact for any inquiries for space hire.

Divya can be contacted on divya@stpauloldford.com or 020 8981 4655.


Christine Fryer – Cafe SupervisorChristine Fryer

Christine supervises our café and café volunteers. She makes wonderful home cooked food and provides a friendly welcome to everyone who visits the café. Our café is open 10-3pm, Monday-Friday and provides a range of wonderful and affordable home cooked meals and snacks. As the only not-for-profit on the Roman Road you can enjoy it knowing that every penny you spend is reinvested in the local community through the church’s work.


Anne Zakiewicz – Pastoral AssistantAnne Zakiewicz

Anne provides support to James in our pastoral care, and she leads our welcome team ministry. If you’re new to St Paul’s then why not get in contact with Anne and find out when our next welcome lunch is? It’s a great way to get to know people and to find out more about who we are at St Paul’s.

Anne can be contacted on 020 8981 4655.


Mark Hutin – Music LeaderMark Hutin

Mark oversees our music ministry, including our choir, musicians and AV team. Our choir meets every Tuesday from 7pm and is a friendly and welcoming group who love to sing and worship together. All abilities are very welcome!



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Christina Ganasegaram – Cleaner





St Paul’s reception can be reached on 020 8981 4655 or by emailing hello@stpauloldford.com.