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Father David Peebles Rector
I come from Stockton-on-Tees in the North East of England but have lived all over the place. University in Bristol, Durham and Manchester, followed by teaching in Bath and then a curacy in Crewe, followed by teaching again in West Yorkshire. I came to London in 1995 and was the chaplain of Queen Mary College in the East End and also parish priest of Bethnal Green. In 2001 I became Chaplain of the London School of Economics and remained there for ten years until I became Rector, here at St George’s, in 2010. I hope to help St George’s become a Parish Church for all people; so that nobody is excluded. The gospel is about the whole of humanity and the utter self-giving of God in Jesus Christ to us. St George’s attempts to bring curiosity and fun as well as solemnity and depth to our Christian faith. You would be very welcome indeed to just turn up.
Father Rene Jarrett
Father Rene comes from Sierra Leone and has been in the UK since 1988. He has been assisting in the Edmonton Diocese and presently is Honorary Assistant Priest at St George's. He is also Chaplain to the Sierra Leone community in the UK.
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Sam Bardsley started singing as a chorister in his local parish church and has gone on to sing with some of the finest cathedral choirs in the country. Before commencing study at the University of York, Sam was a choral scholar at Southwark Cathedral and when not committed there worked as a freelance singer and conductor with various choirs in London and the South-East. When he moved to York, Sam was a choral scholar at York Minster and was fortunate enough to sing at the annual Royal Maundy service and appear on live broadcasts and recordings with the Minster choir. Solo appearances have included lead roles in Dido and Aeneas, Monteverdi operas, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi Gloria, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and other oratorio. Whilst in York, Sam studied with Iestyn Davies and David Lowe and currently studies with Ben Johnson. Sam has been the organist at St George’s since 2012 and has directed acclaimed orchestral performances of works including both Mozart and Fauré Requiems and Bach’s Magnificat. Choral Young Artists Anna Golitzin is from rural Northern California, where as a child she learned to sing at a Russian     Orthodox church. She developed a love of renaissance choral music through her mother, and went on to study Early Music History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During her university years, Anna studied harpsichord and basso continuo with Joseph Gascho, and performed in baroque operas. One of her favourite performances was an improvisation based on a poem with her baroque trio, using ground bass and inventing a melody to fit the text. Anna followed her love of singing polyphony to England, where she studied with Robert Hollingworth and Alex Ashworth in a masters in Solo Voice Ensemble Singing.  In London, Anna has sung with various choirs including Robert Hollingworth's I Fagiolini and Greg Skidmore's Lacock Scholars.  Anna is a primary school music teacher, and deeply enjoys designing a curriculum of singing and music history for the girls at Falkner House School. Luke Horner  Irish Tenor, Luke Horner is currently studying for a Masters of Music at Trinity Laban, London. He is in receipt of the Kathleen Creed Scholarship fund and is studying under the tutelage of Lynton Atkinson. Previous teachers include Jon Christo and Robert Alderson. Luke is focusing his career in the direction of solo singing and opera. Recent performances include the premier production of Ashley Pearson’s ‘Verismo’. This was an exciting new pastiche of Leoncavallo’s ‘Pagliacci’ and Mescagni’s ‘Cavilleria Rusticana’ where he created the role of Beppe/Stage Manager/Arlequino with Opera on Location, Sheffield. Other performances include a touring production of Handel’s ‘Semele’ and Will Todd’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ where he played the role of Victorian III and understudied the role of The Queen of Hearts with Opera Collective Ireland. Previous roles include Nemorino from Donizetti’s ‘L’Elisir d’amore’, Torquemada from Ravel’s ‘L’heure Espagnole’, and Don Basilio/Don Curzio from Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’. Luke is also an accomplished Oratorio singer. He is a regular Tenor Soloist in Bach’s ‘Magnificat’, ‘Johannes Passion’, Handel’s ‘Messiah’, Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’, Rossini’s ‘Petite Messe Solemnelle’, and Stainer’s ‘Crucifixion’ with various institutions throughout Ireland and the UK. Luke is also a highly experienced choral singer. He was a boy chorister at St. Patrick’s Cathedral before progressing to the back row as both a junior and senior choral scholar. He then spent three years as a Lay Clerk at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin before moving to London. Helen Southernwood is a Soprano who grew up in Cumbria, singing with several local choirs. At 16, Helen attended Chetham's School of Music as a first study singer where she studied voice with Margaret McDonald. After Chetham's, she went on to study Music at the University of York in 2018. Throughout her degree she has performed regularly with various ensembles both in and out of York, including the 24 directed by Robert Hollingworth, Chimera Contemporary Music ensemble, the Yorkshire Bach Choir, Kantos Chamber Choir and the Charles Wood Festival Singers. During the pandemic Helen took a year-long internship in Belgium at the British School of Brussels. This past year having returned from Belgium, Helen has enjoyed being one of the HeartEdge Manchester Choral Scholars, directed by Andrew Earis, with whom she has recorded several services and workshops for the Church of England online services and for the BBC as well as performing at St Martins-in-the-Fields in a joint concert with I Fagiolini and the English Cornet and Sackbut Ensemble. She also held the soprano choral scholarship at the York Oratory during her final year at the University. In addition to singing, Helen also has enjoyed producing operas for the University of York Opera Society and administrating for different choirs within the university, including The 24. Recently, Helen has enjoyed performing Catherine Lamb's 'Parallaxis Forma' with Chimera Contemporary Music ensemble and performing as part of the Rameau Projects production of Castor et Pollux, involving two performances in Oxford and at Stour Music Festival. Laura West is a German/British 19 year old soprano based in London, England. She is currently in her 1st year of undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with a scholarship in September under Marcus Van Den Akker. Until July 2021 she was enrolled at The Royal College of Music Junior Department, with help from the Peter Rogers music scholarship, under Jean-Claude Ohms. Laura has placed in many competitions thus far in her career; Including the Kath Topping Vocal Award (2021),  Woodard Young Musician of the Year (2020), as well as the first vocalist to place 3rd in the RCMJD performance competition, and recital competition. Roles Include Amor, Orfeo Ed Euridice- Gluck (Barefoot Opera) and Frost, Selfish Giant- John Barber (Garsington Youth Opera).  In 2021 Laura was selected by Roderick Williams to sing in his masterclass; other masterclasses include Jane Highfield in 2018. She has also performed at prestigious venues such as; The Royal Albert Hall, St. James’ Piccadilly, The Royal College of Music Concert Hall, Britten Theater, Garsington Opera, The Barbican and Rochester Cathedral. Staff Hirings & caretaker - Noel Noel handles all bookings and enquiries regarding hiring the church, upper vestry hall and meeting room. If you would like book our hall or meeting room please contact him here. Noel also handles all matters relating to the site, buildings and facilities management of St George’s. If you have any enquiries regarding our facilities management or site please contact him here. Finance & accounts - Eva For all matters relating to accounts please contact her here or via our Contact Us page.
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Rev Luke Gun Hong Lee, DD Fr Luke was born in 1937 in  Korea and was educated at Yon Sei University, Australian College of Theology and Birmingham University (Ph.D candidate). He has been a Priest in Korea at St Benedict pro Cathedral, St Martin’s Eumsong and St Michael’s Theological Seminary, and in Enland at St Thomas Bloxwich, St Fremund Dunstable and All Saints Croxley Green Fr Luke is chaplain to the Korean Anglican community in London and would warmly welcome any Koreans into fellowship, particuarly at the Korean Service at St George’s at 1pm on Sunday, which is followed by a shared meal.
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