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.

Bernard Noghiu

Bernard is our Curate, and is married to Cornelia.

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Cornelia Noghiu

Cornelia is our Ordinand, and is married to Bernard.



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 5 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.

Dawn Gilbert


Dawn is the Garden Project Leader at 213, and leads the exciting new venture of a community garden for local parish of Saint Stephen's.

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