Meet the Team

Maureen’s photo
© Malcolm Lunn Photography

Photos of Mo’s ordination are here.

Maureen was born in West London, the middle of three children. She attended the first co-educational and the then brand new comprehensive school, Holland Park, and it was there she met her husband Malcolm. Malcolm and Maureen were married in 1969 at St James’ Church Sussex Gardens, where she had begun singing in the choir aged 11. This began her love of Church Music that remains one of her greatest pleasures. Maureen’s work experience included Junior Laboratory Technician in the Bacteriology Dept of UCL Medical School, an Accounts Clerk, and various NHS Administrative posts at Chase Farm and Barnet Hospitals. She has a family of two daughters, two Sons-in-law and five grandchildren.

Maureen came late to academia, gaining a BSc Hons in Psychology with Religious Studies in 2004 with Middlesex University, and a BA Hons in Contextual Theology in 2007 with the NTMTC, Middlesex University. She was Ordained a Distinctive Deacon in 2007 and her training parish was at St James Enfield Highway.

In 2010 Maureen moved to the Parish of St Mary Magdalene Enfield, and worked as an SSM Parish Deacon until her Ordination to the Priesthood on Saint David's Day, March 1st 2015. Maureen continues to serve at St Mary Magdalene Enfield as SSM Assistant Curate.

Reverend Dr Gordon Giles ~ Vicar

Reverend Jackie Fish ~ Assistant Curate

Reverend Maureen (Mo) Lunn ~ Assistant Curate

The Rev’d Dr Gordon Giles was born in London and went to school in High Wycombe and Wales before studying music and aesthetics at Lancaster University. An M’Litt in Philosophy at Cambridge University followed and then he worked as Chaplain for the Missions to Seafarers in the North-east of England.  After studying theology at Ridley Hall Cambridge, he was ordained in Ely Cathedral and served a curacy in a parish in urban Cambridge.  

In 1998 he became Succentor of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, where he sang choral services and worked on large scale events such as the service after the 9/11 bombings; Millennium and Jubilee services.  In 2003 he became Vicar of St Mary Magdalene's Church in Enfield, North London, and in 2008 also became director of Post-Ordination Training in the Edmonton Episcopal Area of London Diocese.  

He has written several books on church music, hymnody and liturgy including ‘The Music of Praise’ (BRF/Hendrickson, 2002); ‘The Harmony of Heaven’ (BRF, 2003); ‘O Come, Emmanuel’ (BRF/Paraclete 2005); ‘O Clap your Hands’ (Paraclete/SPCK 2008) and ‘Fasting and Feasting’ (BRF 2008).  His booklet ‘Praying Thrice’ (2012) was launched at the Hymn Society Conference in Lancaster last year.  He writes a regular hymn meditation in the RSCM's Church Music Quarterly and as well as being one of the editors of the newly published ‘Ancient and Modern’ hymnbook, he is also a Director of the English Hymnal Company.  In 2012 was awarded a PhD by Middlesex University for his work on hymnody, liturgy and musicology.

Mo Lunn

Photos of Jackie’s ordination are here.

Jackie has a married son and two grandsons, both of whom are a great joy to her. Jackie herself was born and brought up in Enfield, the fourth generation of shop keepers; great grandfather a chemist; grandfather a butcher; and her parents owned a hardware shop in Edmonton N.9.

Before ordination in 2004 in St Paul’s Cathedral, Jackie was employed by the John Lewis Partnership and worked for Waitrose for sixteen years, a job she loved, serving the people of Enfield. During this time she was also a churchwarden for twelve years, and a trained Reader, preaching at St Andrew’s Church, Enfield. After her ‘calling’ to the priesthood, Jackie took early retirement, thus enabling her to train on the North Thames Ministerial Training Course, at Oak Hill College. While training she did a three month placement with the Chaplain at the North Middlesex Hospital, on which she wrote her dissertation.

Over the years Jackie has attended various courses, two of which were Bereavement and Lip-Reading; she has also benefited immensely from ‘Open Door Retreats’, both in participating and receiving training to lead them.

As well as Services in Church, Jackie’s ministry now is very much a pastoral one, involving visiting the sick at home and in hospital, administering Holy Communion to the sick at home and regularly to Springview, the local Residential Care Home; she also celebrates Holy Communion at Bishop Stopford School.

Jackie has been serving the people and parish of St Mary Magdalene for thirteen years; in her spare time, she enjoys Retreats, reading, visits to the theatre, cooking and entertaining both family and friends for dinner parties.

Rev'd Dr Gordon Giles' 20th Anniversary of being ordained 25th June 2015

The Reverend Dr Gordon Giles celebrated his 20th anniversary of being ordained on Thursday 25th June 2015 at the 10:30 am Holy Communion service. Pictured with The Reverend Jackie Fish (left) and The Reverend Maureen Lunn (right).

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