St Barnabas is led through a collaboration between ordained and lay leaders. We are very blessed with a gifted and diverse clergy and congregation who offer their skills to the mission and ministry of the church.
Fr Justin Dodd
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Before ordination in 2007, I spent 10 years in the advertising industry as a copywriter and later creative director and entrepreneur. I am originally from Johannesburg, South Africa and trained for the ministry in that vibrant city. I served my curacy at St Paul’s Parkhurst before being appointed Associate Vicar for the then joint parishes of All Saints Ealing Common and St Martins West Acton in October 2009. In September 2013, I became Vicar of St Barnabas Ealing. During my time in the Diocese of London I have served as a Vocations Advisor, creating and producing the London Callings series. I am actively involved in the community organising and church planting movements. With degrees in Communication, English Literature and Theology, I have a long list of interests including contemporary culture, current affairs, the media, liturgy, social justice, Christian spirituality and the arts.
Mtr Jenny Krige
Assistant Priest for Children and Families
My husband, Paul, and I have recently moved to the UK from Johannesburg, South Africa. We have three daughters living in and around London and a son in Melbourne. We decided to make the move to be closer to our 5 grandchildren here as they grow up. For the last 10 years I have been at St Mary’s Junior School for girls in Waverley where I facilitated Divinity lessons across the primary school and supported the school chaplain with confirmation classes and weekly Chapel services for the staff and students. I've always had a twin vocation to minister and teach. I look forward to being with you at St Barnabas and thank you for your welcoming presence.
The Revd Amy Merriman
Amy is SSM Curate at St Barnabas. She trained for ordination at Ripon College Cuddesdon and was ordained deacon in July 2023.
Amy works full time at King’s College London. Outside of work, she is regularly to be found walking the Thames Path or hanging out in Kew Gardens. She comes from Swansea and returns to Wales as often as she can to spend time by the sea.
Amy has postgraduate qualifications in Theology, Ministry and Mission (Cuddesdon), Christian Spirituality (Heythrop College) and Theology and Transformative Practice (Queen’s Foundation).
Director of Music
Harry Guthrie is a choral conductor, baritone and teacher based in London. Alongside a busy schedule as Director of Music at St Barnabas’, Harry is Head of Choral Music at Notting Hill & Ealing High School. He has worked with the Rodolfus Choir, the Cambridge University Chamber Choir and Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir. In 2018, Harry founded the professional choir Continuum.
Passionate about working with young people, Harry has previously worked at Wells Cathedral School, St John’s College School, Cambridge and for the Girls’ Choir of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Harry enjoys annual work with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the Rodolfus Foundation, both of which were instrumental in developing his love of choral music.
After growing up in Bedford, Harry read Music at Trinity College, Cambridge where he held a Choral Scholarship under Stephen Layton. Before coming up to Cambridge, he spent a year as the Bass Choral Scholar at Wells Cathedral.
Music Director Gospel Choir
and Noisy Mass
Hello, dear reader. You probably know me as the leader of the Ealing Gospel Choir. I grew up in deepest Devon playing Chopin and The Beatles, did my music degree at Robinson College, Cambridge, and then flirted briefly with composing music for films in New York City. As you may already know, my passion is sharing the transformational power of music with people. That's led me through various teaching and choir-leading positions (such as Head of Vocals at the Twyford Trust), as well as in various positions on stage. As a pianist, singer and composer I write and record music - songs, piano works and anything that moves my heart. Actually, I'm shortly to release my debut album... watch this space! I have an online audience of people from across the world (10000 and counting!) for whom I've been performing online concerts during the lockdown. I practice meditation and Qi Gong to help me ride the waves of life with some level of equilibrium and purpose. And that's all I shall say here - feel free to ask me or talk to me about anything!
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I've lived in Ealing almost all my life and have served St Barnabas parish as Facilities Manager for over 30 years. I'm passionate about working in the local community and ensuring the buildings of the church are well maintained to enable our mission and ministry.
It is not an exaggeration to say that St Barnabas has been a second family to me – it is the staple of many home videos, from my 3rd birthday to my last school concert. The enthusiasm and kindness of the people here pulled me through my awkward teenage years and made me a much more courageous person, and I hope to support the church in providing similar opportunities for others. I now work as a Project Manager in construction, but as has been the case for the last 20 years, you'll always be able to find me in the choir.
I have lived in Ealing my entire life and been worshipping at St. Barnabas for almost 4 years now. I feel blessed to have an active role in the church and look forward to helping St Barnabas achieve its mission.
Since retiring from the post of Consultant Clinical Biochemist at Central Middlesex Hospital in 2001 I have supported St. Barnabas in many different roles. Currently, I am the Parish Electoral Roll Officer, and, in the absence of any office staff, I have taken on responsibility for all aspects of church and hall hire.
I have lived in Ealing for 39 years; for 25 of those years I worked as a local GP. I then trained as a Pastoral Assistant, a role I have fulfilled for 15 years. I am a member of the Ministry Team and am passionate about pastoral care and the local community.
I head up a team of markers for an international real estate company. I’ve lived in various parts of Ealing for over 15 years. I’m always drawn back to St Barnabas because of its family focused community.
I grew up in West London since I was 5 years old. And over 20 years of it was in Ealing, which holds a very special place in my heart. Being a member of St. Barnabas Ealing has given me a chance to reach out to the multiracial community of Ealing in order to ensure a safe, loving and inclusive neighborhood, for my family and others.
I moved to Ealing in 1986 and am now a retired HR professional. I have worshiped at and actively contributed to life at St Barnabas since I moved to Ealing and I feel blessed to be part of the St Barnabas family. I am committed to supporting the contribution that St Barnabas within the Parish and the wider community.
I love St Barnabas because it has really helped me come to (a still imperfect!) faith. Completely unexpected: I never ever thought that would happen. It's also a church of doing as well as preaching. During the 2020 lockdown, it was great that lots of us seemed to draw energy from doing things within the church and community – and showed me how community organising can be really powerful in lots of unexpected and hilarious and odd and mysterious ways, so I'm really passionate about that part of St Barnabas, too.