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Rev Amanda James - Senior Minister

Amanda James

I was born in London and grew up in a medical family - both my parents were doctors.  I didn't follow in their footsteps but instead after school at the City of London, went off to sunny Eastbourne to train to be a PE teacher.  My first teaching job was here in Enfield and so I began to attend Enfield Baptist Church in the early 80's and I've been here ever since! I have been a deacon, youth worker and have now made it to Senior Minister.  I manage (and they manage me) a wonderful team where together we have a real passion for God.
It was one evening service in September '93 that I had a very definite call by God to leave a successful teaching career and go into the ministry.  So with much fear and trepidation I went Spurgeons College for three years.  I specialised in Church Planting and Evangelism and was ordained in June 2000. I now serve God here as the Senior Minister and have a real passion to make Jesus known in the community, ensuring that the church is accessible to all.
Relaxation?  Well, that is definitely sport.  I still love playing tennis as well as following another love of my life - Chelsea FC.  I still dream of becoming their Chaplain one day!!!!!  Nothing is impossible with God - my journey of faith is proof of that!


Marion Phillips - Senior Support Worker

Marion Phillips

Hello, I'm Marion, the Senior's Support Worker, here at EBC.  I was born and brought up in Enfield and live with Greg and our three grown up sons.  I have been a Christian since the age of 11 and been in attendance at EBC since 2008.

My whole working career has been in the care sector, caring for people with a wide range of needs, throughout Enfield and parts of Essex.  I have been truly blessed along the way and cannot imagine doing anything else.  I love to come alongside our older members to offer friendship and company as well as reliable support, assistance and encouragement.  I am available to escort people on hospital and other health related appointments and I offer domestic assistance, shopping and pharmacy errands as well as any excuse to meet up for a cup of tea and a chat.

Here, at Enfield Baptist Church, we also open our doors to the wider community and invite residents from two local care homes to enjoy a weekly drop-in style coffee morning.  Music, conversation, games and friendship are shared and offered by myself and a loyal group of volunteers at 'Cafe Refresh Plus' on Thursday mornings.

In my spare time, I love to catch up with friends, I enjoy listening to all sorts of music and visiting art galleries.

Sarah Cody -  Children and Youth Worker


My name is Sarah and I am the Children and Youth Worker, I am married to Martin and we have three children Darcy, Zach and Ciaran.  We have been attending Enfield Baptist Church since 2012.  I have lived in London for most of my life.  There have been some times travelling in Durham and the Highlands of Scotland.  I grew up in Christian home but didn't make the commitment myself until 2006, when I knew my life needed to change.

Over the years I have worked with children and young people in many settings and I have enjoyed it all.  My role at Enfield Baptist Church gives me the opportunity to teach the children and young people about Christ, whilst having fun!  I run Ablaze on a Sunday morning with the help of a team of volunteers.  I also, alongside a team of volunteers, run Acorn toddler group on a Wednesday morning, Disciple on a Wednesday after school for children years seven to thirteen and Blast after school on a Thursday for year group four to six.

In addition to this I take the youth away to Christian organised events in April and August.

Clare Shadwell - Family Support Worker

I'm Clare and I am the the Family Support Worker at EBC.  This is a role that I have felt God calling me to for many years and I feel it is a privilege to serve families both in the church and in the community.  I run Little Buds on a Friday afternoon, which is a group for Mums/Dads with babies under the age of one/pre-walkers.  Alongside Sarah I run Kids Matter Parenting Groups, which help equip parents to rase children in a postive way.  On a Tuesday evening I host an after school club for those who are parenting alone.  

I have been coming to the church since 2001 and really feel like this is my second home.  I have always had a belief in God but didn't make the step to commit to follow him until 2005.  Although life has had it's challenges I have held onto my faith, sometimes by the skin of my teeth.  I have four children who keep me very busy and in my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends, especially when I can cook for them!


Noel Chung - Premises Manager


Will McKendrick - Assistant Premises Manager


Dawn Shepherd - Church Cleaner



Hello and welcome to Enfield Baptist Church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit


The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

Our Sunday Services start at 10.30am, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to allow time to meet our welcome team and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be given a welcome leaflet which gives a brief outline of Enfield Baptist Church, along with a “stay in touch” card, we would encourage you to complete this and hand it back to one of the team.

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There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from our Senior Minister followed by a time of worship.  The children stay with us for the first twenty minutes and then leave for Ablaze, our welcome team will let you know where you child/ren should go. 

 Sunbeams from Newborn to 3 years
 Sparklers age 3 to 5
 Rockets are school years 1 & 2
 Lasers are school years 3 & 4
 Ignitors are school years 5 & 6
 Neon and G:low are school years 7-11.

The service then continues with more worship, prayers and a sermon, all of our recent sermons can be found on the website. 

At the end of the service we have a prayer ministry team who will be happy to pray with you if needed.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are served following the service and we would love you to join us and meet some new people.

There are many other activities happening during the week at EBC, please see details under Church Life. 

We hope that the above answers any questions you may have but should you have further queries then please use the get in touch form below and we will respond to you as soon as we can.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.


Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
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Amanda James    
Rev Amanda James    
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home and welcome at Enfield Baptist Church.