Helen Edwards

I’ve been a churchwarden at St John the Evangelist church in Friern Barnet for the last 6 years or so. ​
I’ve been attending St John’s for about 50 years now, but it’s a pleasure serving here as a churchwarden with a great team that involves themselves in parish life and outreach. ​
I have been privileged and humbled to share in baptisms, weddings, funerals, commemorations, celebrations and social events, amongst other things. ​
I believe that we should each be doing something in our lives to make a difference for the benefit of our community and this role has been instrumental in continuing to share the love, care and belonging that brings us together to worship God, through our Christian faith. ​
There are always new challenges, whether it be with people’s health, age, social circumstances; upkeep of our very special and beautiful

Elvin Formosa

I have been a member of St John’s church family for nearly 10 years. St John’s is a loving and caring community that welcomes everyone from all walks of life. As a church family we share our experience of God’s love and in response we try to serve faithfully in the world around us.

For the last 5 years it has been a privilege to serve as a Church Warden. Despite the challenges the role sometimes entails, it has been a rewarding experience to serve and support the life of our church. I am particularly grateful for the enthusiasm, support and dedication from so many people that make St John’s such a wonderful worshipping place and amazing community in Friern Barnet. 

Hailing from Malta, I have been settled in the UK for a long time. After obtaining my accountancy qualification I specialised in finance and have been working in financial risk management for a number of years. I am married to Tanya and we have a son, Torben, who was baptised at St John’s. 

Catherine Mitri

I have been the Deputy Church Warden at St John’s for nearly 3 years.

For me, this role is about community, service and love, and our special church is a place of refuge and calm after a busy week juggling work and home.

An interesting fact about me is that I was bombed 3 times whilst living in Beirut during 1989 – 90, but God looked after me and brought me home safely to my family in Scotland.

Ed Newman

I’ve been worshipping in St John’s for 36 years and this in my third stint on the wardens’ team.

Helen and I were married in St John’s and both our boys were baptised there.

In a previous existence, I was a sports reporter for 29 years but now work at our church school as a TA and PE teacher.

The best thing about being involved at St John’s is that we are an incredibly varied family of amazing, caring people.

To speak to one of our wardens, please send a message to: wardens@stjohnschurchfriernbarnet.org