Our Clergy and Staff
Our parish is under the guidance and spiritual leadership of His Eminence Archbishop and Metropolitan Joseph of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of Western Europe.
The current clergy and the lay leadership team are all assigned and serving in the parish together, working towards the spiritual well-being of the members.
Rev. Fr. John (Ioan) Mandu is the assigned parish priest and rector of the parish and also acts as the chairman of the associated charity, which is how the parish is administratively organised. Fr John is married (like most Orthodox priests) and has two children.
Fr John has a BA in Pastoral Theology from the University of Bucharest and has also graduated a Theological Seminary in the natal Romania. He has a number of other courses under his "belt" and also works in IT (he has a day job like most other people, as the parish can't currently provide a full income) for a major retail corporation.
Deacon Marius Picu is the deacon associated with the parish and acts both in worship, but has many other responsibilities associated with the organisation and the ministry of the parish. He is also a Theology graduate (plus Seminary) and currently has one child (another one on the way).
Subdeacon Mihai Davidescu is entrusted with administrative duties, especially around supplies, Altar care and general housekeeping. Every church needs a person like Mihai! He is also married and has a child.
Gabriela Campan is the Treasurer of the parish (and associated charity). She is dealing with the financial matters and makes sure we are stable money wise and comply with all relevant legalities regarding payments, accounts, balances and provides regular reporting to the PCC and the larger AGM and of course to Charity Commission.
Gabriela is in the course of retiring from this position and we are advertising for a replacement person.
Petru Busuioc is the Sunday School Director and is also a member of the PCC. He is busy with all the management of the School, preparing the lesson plans, managing the volunteer teachers and in general makes sure the School runs smoothly.