Who's who

Vicar - Position vacant

Shanti JayasekeraLicensed Lay Reader - Shanti Jayasekera

I was born in Sri Lanka on 4th March 1954 and came to England with my parents in 1968.  In 1971 at the age of 17, I went into banking and served in various Financial Institutions.  I am married to Gita and we have been blessed to have two sons, Jehan and Chanaka. They attended school at St. John’s, Stanmore and Bishop Ramsey, Ruislip.  My youngest son, Chanaka, is married to Katie and we have two granddaughters named Freya and Erin.

My calling to become a Licensed Lay Minister came a few years back, through God’s calling, and much encouragement from various members of clergy, parishioners & family,  culminated in me going to theological college at St. Mellitus, London to study and qualify.  I am delighted and look forward to serving this Parish and community in Ruislip Manor, to enrich the lives of many of God’s love for each other through my ministry and prayer.                                              

My hobbies include listening to classical music and playing the violin, reading, walking and spending time with my Granddaughters & family,  but my main passion is watching a game of cricket these days at Lord’s Cricket Ground and supporting Middlesex County Cricket Club.

Pat CarpenterChurchwarden - Pat Carpenter

I joined St Paul’s in 1984.   I ran the pre-school playgroup for over twenty years and now help lead Little Poppets, our toddler group, and help out at Rainbows.   I am married to Mike, a keen photographer, and we are both retired.   We have a daughter and two sons and ten grandchildren. I enjoy reading, crosswords, gardening, crafts, art, cinema and the theatre. 

I became a Warden in 2015 and feel that my long experience of working with children and families helps me to relate to all the age groups of the congregation and the wider community.


David HodgenChurchwarden - David Hodgen