Our Team

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Colin Baldwin

Colin is our Priest-in-Charge. He is married to Vi, and they have three grown-up kids. Colin, a former architect, trained at St John’s, Nottingham, and has been ordained 15 years. Colin loves cycling and supports West Ham United. He is well known as a creative and pioneering minister, who was previously chaplain at the University of Essex and South Essex College. He is a member of the New Wine Leaders Network.

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John Perry

John is our Pioneer Minister based at Saint Cedd's. John is married to Sonia. They have recently moved into the area, and they are really excited to get stuck in loving and serving the community around Saint Cedd's!


Liz Stone

Liz is our Youth Pastor. She is married to Adam, a primary school teacher, and they have two young children.  Liz likes meeting new people and regularly goes running and clubbercise.  She also frequently changes her hair colour!



Andreas is our Office Manager. He runs the administration side of Lifestreams and studied theology at London School of Theology. His hobbies include gardening, all things Simpsons and researching his family tree, particularly trying to find long lost relatives.

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Sharon is our Admin Assistant. She is married to Martin, and has 2 sons and daughters-in-law, and 4 young grandchildren. Sharon enjoys ballroom, Latin-American, sequence and line dancing, as well as spending time with her family.

Stuart Bright


Stuart forms part of the Lifestreams office team and organises hall bookings.

Our staff are supported by a wonderful ministry team comprising Kathy Jones (Pastoral Assistant), David Preddy, our four Church Wardens, three PCCs and many active and involved members of our church family.