Our Trustees
Jeremy Fraser

Chair of Trustees

Jeremy is the vicar at St Pauls Church in Stratford. Before ordination Jeremy had several careers: Postman, social worker, leader of his local council (Southwark) and then he helped to create a PR company (Four Communications). Jeremy is married to Ruth and they have two grown up children.

Contact Jeremy

Find out more about St Paul's Church, Stratford

Dave Chesney



Dave is the vicar at Ascension Church in Custom House. Before ordination Dave worked for 18 years in the city as a Senior Sales Manager for HSBC, before swapping his calculator for a dog collar. Dave is married to Sarah and they have two daughters.


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Find out more about Ascension Church, Custom House

Christine Bollans


Christine is the youth and children’s pastor for Highway Vineyard Church in Stratford. Before this she worked for a christian charity called Stewardship for 5 years and was a quantity surveyor before that. She has been involved in youth and children’s work for over 20 years. She is married to Mark and has 2 kids.


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Nigel Weekes


Nigel lives in East London and has been the Youth Coordinator at River Church in Canning Town since September 2015. Prior to this he worked for 22 years in Social Care in London and Essex, 14 years of which were with young people (youth) within a secured unit environment. Nigel have a son and two daughters.


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Find out more about River Church

Bianca Parish


Originally from Johannesburg South Africa, Bianca moved to the UK in 2004 and completed a degree in Youth and Community Work with Applied Theology at Cambridge Centre for Youth Ministry. After graduating, she spent a year volunteering overseas with Latin Link to support at risk teenage mothers in South Brazil. She's now working as Team Leader of Eden Plaistow, coordinating community outreach work in and around Cornerstone Cafe including: detached youth work, an evangelistic football academy and a knitting club for college students. Bianca is married to Dave and is an active member of Plaistow Christian Fellowship.

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Find out more about Eden Plaistow

Bruce Stokes


Bruce is the minister at Woodgrange Baptist Church. Bruce has been a Baptist pastor for over half his life, but outside of that enjoys swimming, cycling and dabbles with jazz piano. He enjoy cinema, theatre and most sports, and having spent 30 years here, he counts myself a Londoner.

Contact Bruce

Find out more about Woodgrange Baptist Church

Hannah Robinson


Hannah is the Youth Adviser for Barking Episcopal Area with the Diosese of Chelmsford. Before her turning to youth work Hannah was looking to work in the theatre world. But now enjoys merging the two. Hannah’s job involves working with and supports Anglican youth workers across the barking episcopal area, helping with development, mentoring and organising youth events. Hannah is married to Peter and enjoys walking in the countryside, sewing and writing.

Contact Hannah

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