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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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Members
Mabel Alonso (Treasurer)
Helena Roden
Dr Neil Handley
Hugh Kennedy
Dorothy Connell
Sara Payne (Secretary)
Parochial Church Council
Carmen Bailey
Sam Bardsley        Sam 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 Sonny Fielding  Sonny Fielding is a Tenor from Liverpool. He has recently graduated from the Royal  Conservatoire of Scotland where he graduated with a 1st class Bachelors Degree in  Music (Vocal Studies). He currently is under the tutelage of Professor Stephen  Robertson and his past tutors include Iain Paton and Jeffrey Lawton.   Sonny started his musical journey playing the clarinet in his local high school but was quickly drawn to the emotional intensity of singing. A local singing teacher encouraged him to apply for Junior RNCM, which he was accepted into, and started studying singing, piano, composition, theory and counterpoint. After 4 years of study at the JRNCM Sonny was then accepted into the RCS with a sizeable scholarship. Sonny will then study with Raymond Connell at the Royal Academy of Music for his postgraduate degree and has been offered a large scholarship to help cover the tuition fees. Sonny’s future ambitions are to attend an opera school at one of the top UK conservatoires and eventually become a freelance tenor working in the UK and on the continent. Eleanor Hunt.   Eleanor began singing in earnest in 2008 as a chorister at St Catharine's College,  Cambridge. She went on to study at Durham University, where she held choral  scholarships at St John’s College Chapel Choir and University College Chapel Choir and  was Manager of both the University Chamber Choir and Dunelm Consort, Early Music  Ensemble.   On her year abroad in Leipzig, Germany and Perm, Russia, Eleanor sang with the Leipziger Kammerchor and the Sächsischer Kammerchor and acquainted herself with Russian opera in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. After graduating from Durham in 2020 with a 2:1 in German and Russian, Eleanor spent a year studying under Robert Hollingworth and Susan Young on the Solo Voice Ensemble Singing MA Course at the University of York. Highlights from the year have included singing with i Fagiolini at Stour Music Festival and developing the character of a Russian Matrix agent across Sing The Score episodes. Eleanor has a deep love of the English choral tradition and is incredibly excited to see what her year at St George's, Bloomsbury will bring. Lydia Ward Lydia is singer from Nottinghamshire currently studying her Masters Degree in singing at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She studied as a vocal specialist at Wells Cathedral School before securing a choral scholarship to Royal Holloway, University of London, where she gained a First Class Honours Degree in Music and German. Lydia is a recipient of the Southwell Choral Society Music Bursary Prize and is currently part of the 10th Genesis Sixteen cohort. She has recently completed her vocal scholarship with Voces8, as well as her Fellowship and Choral Scholarship at St Martin-in-the-Fields. As a freelance singer in London, Lydia has performed on multiple recordings and broadcasts, and has toured Europe, Asia and North America. Laura West    Laura 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. If you have any enquiries regarding bookings for concerts, 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 Eva handles the financial accounts of St George’s. 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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