Meet some people

Staff & Churchwardens

Brian Elfick

Vicar

Brian has been the vicar of Christ Church since April 2022. Before that he led a church in inner-city Liverpool for ten years. He has previously worked for churches in Sydney, New York and Cambridge. He is married to Alice, a barrister, and they have three children: Lucy, Bear and Charlotte. Brian loves sport and has the unusual claim of having captained both universities in a varsity match.

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Rich Powell

Associate Vicar

Rich has been at Christ Church since 2017 having spent 8 years serving in churches across the south of the UK. He is responsible for the student and small group ministry at Church. He spent three years training as an illustrator and still has a keen interest in the visual arts.

 

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Gordon Hoff

Churchwarden

Gordon joined Christ Church in 2018 upon relocating from Sydney to London as part of a job move.  He grew up in middle-America where he met his wife Kimberly, and they have three grown children.  He works in IT and enjoys spy novels and hiking.

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Andrew Dimond

Churchwarden

Andrew joined Christ Church at the start of 2016 after moving from Cambridge. Andrew is married to Claire with whom he led a bible study group for a number of years before taking on the role of churchwarden. They currently live in Southfields and Andrew is a molecular biology researcher at Imperial College London at the Hammersmith Hospital campus. Amongst other interests Andrew especially enjoys cycling and baking.

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Breanna Monaghan

Pastoral Worker,
Overseer of Children’s Work
& Safeguarding Officer

Breanna grew up in Birmingham and on the South coast but has called London home since 2013 when she came to study at Imperial. She’s worked at Christ Church since graduating and is married to Michael who is a doctor at Croydon Hospital. 

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Roselle Fox

Ministry Support Coordinator

Roselle grew up in Cornwall, and after graduating in textiles from Bath, moved to London where she worked in fashion and interiors before working for Christ Church in 2021. She enjoys spending time with her friends, and a good day at the beach.

 

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Sam Barber

Pastoral Worker & Director of Music

Sam joined Christ Church in September 2020, having previously held roles at St Helen’s Bishopsgate and the Royal Church of St Alfege, Greenwich. When not at Christ Church, Sam enjoys a varied freelance schedule, which among other things has recently taken him to the O2 Arena to play alongside Queen.

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Pippa James

Ministry Trainee

Pippa has been part of the church family at Christ Church since 2017 and joined the team in 2022, having previously worked for a Christian charity. She studied languages at university and loves singing and baking.

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Grace Palframan

Ministry Trainee

Grace moved to London 2023 to be a part time ministry trainee alongside some nannying. She grew up in Liverpool and graduated from Chester University where she studied Chemistry. In her free time you’ll often find her outside exploring London or in a coffee shop. 




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Tristan Bacon

Ministry Trainee

Tristan is one of our Ministry Trainees following three years working in the self-driving vehicle sector. Having grown up in Bristol, he studied Engineering at Durham University from 2014 but spent far more time behind the drum kit or on the squash court!

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PCC Members & Small Group Leaders

Georgy Armitage

PCC Secretary &
Small Group Leader

Kexin Baugh

Small Group Leader

Matthew Baugh

PCC Member &
Small Group Leader

Claire Dimond

Secretary of Buildings & Fabric Committee

Alice Elfick

Small Group Leader

Felipe Gana

PCC Member &
Small Group Leader

Richard Heffner

PCC Member

Winnie Ip

PCC Member

Andrey Lebedev

PCC Member

Irene Lu

PCC Member

Amelia Ravalde

PCC Member

Isobel Sims

Small Group Leader

Imogen Sprackling

Treasurer &
Small Group Leader

Josephine Teo

PCC Member

Sarah Tett

PCC Member

Hannah Thoppuram

PCC Member