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The District Team

If you'd like to contact anyone from the District Team, please email the District Office.

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Revd Dr Jongi Zihle

District Chair

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Sam Redding

District Operations Manager

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Claire De Stefano

District Safeguarding Officer

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Revd Nigel Cowgill

District Chair

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Carol Grocott

Finance & Admin Officer

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Rachael Pielow

Assistant District Safeguarding Officer

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Revd Roz Hollingsworth

Deputy District Chair & Presbyteral Synod Secretary

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Martha Yankey

Communications Officer & Admin Assistant

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Will Quansah

Grants & Accounts Officer (London Committee)

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Revd Faith Nyota

Deputy District Chair

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Thomas Winter

Property Development Officer

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Revd Ian Worsfold

Chaplaincy Coordinator

The District Executive

Priya Rasanayagam

District Council Secretary

George Kulasingham

District Treasurer

John Logan

Representative Synod Secretary

The District Council

The Council is the London District’s policy committee. It seeks to think strategically about the life and mission of the whole District. It co-ordinates the work of the Commissions and is responsible for the continuity of District business between Synods.


Its membership comprises representatives of Superintendents, Circuit Stewards and other relevant groups. The eighteen members meet bi-monthly under the leadership of the District Chairs.

The Learning Network

The Learning Network are responsible for learning and development for Methodists across London; both lay and ordained. The team offers a wide variety of resources for churches and circuits, as well as courses for office holders. 

Sharon Nugent

Learning & Development Officer

Sally Rush

Learning & Development Officer

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