VPBC is committed to team leadership. In addition to the Pastor there are currently seven Deacons who individually and corporately make a distinctive contribution.

Jane Thorington-Hassell, Pastor (16K)

Jane Thorington-Hassell, has been Pastor of the church since 1985. She has a background in teaching, and did her theological and ministerial training at Trinity College, Bristol and also London University. She enjoys relaxing by meeting and eating with friends, reading novels & science fiction, walking and talking.

Bolaji Yoyole, Deacon (19K)

Bolaji is happily married to Wonu and they have three children. He enjoys travelling and watching movies. He believes in finding new ways to emphasise the church's relevance in a fast changing and dynamic society.

Hilary Papworth, Deacon (25K)

Hilary is a recently retired deputy head teacher. She is married to Neil and they have two sons. Her key role is Church Treasurer and her lead area is Finance.

Toks Atanda, Deacon (22K)

Toks is a Solicitor Advocate who works alongside her husband Kehinde in the family law firm. They have 4 children. She assists with the 0-4 year olds during the Sunday services.

John Morris, Deacon (21K)

John is a youth and community worker who manages a hostel for lone parents and babies. He is married to Liz. His lead area is Youth and Children.

Liz Morris, Deacon (21K)

Liz is a practice nurse working in a local GP surgery. She is married to John and they have a daughter. Her lead area is Creative Worship.

Pauline Facey, Deacon (23K)

Pauline has been a member of VPBC for the past 23 years. She lives and works in East London for a community development organisation as the Facilities Manager.

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