Meet the Team
James Lawson ~ Vicar
Father James studied history and theology at the University of Edinburgh, and went on to do a doctorate at New College Oxford, where he studied St Augustine’s reconfiguration of the Platonic ascent of the soul in the City of God. He trained for the priesthood at Mirfield and served his title at All Saints, Poplar in the East End of London.
He was Chaplain and Fellow of Corpus Christi College Cambridge, and then Senior Chaplain and Press Officer to the Bishop of Salisbury. He then served as Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Stoke Newington Common in Hackney and Vice Principal and Charles Marriott Director of Pastoral Studies at St Stephen's House in Oxford.
He is married to Nana who is a psychologist.
The Reverend Maureen (Mo) Lunn ~ Assistant Curate
Maureen was born in West London, the middle of three children. She attended the first co-educational and the then brand new comprehensive school, Holland Park, and it was there she met her husband Malcolm. Malcolm and Maureen were married in 1969 at St James’ Church Sussex Gardens, where she had begun singing in the choir aged 11. This began her love of Church Music that remains one of her greatest pleasures. Maureen’s work experience included Junior Laboratory Technician in the Bacteriology Dept of UCL Medical School, an Accounts Clerk, and various NHS Administrative posts at Chase Farm and Barnet Hospitals. She has a family of two daughters, two Sons-in-law and five grandchildren.
Maureen came late to academia, gaining a BSc Hons in Psychology with Religious Studies in 2004 with Middlesex University, and a BA Hons in Contextual Theology in 2007 with the NTMTC, Middlesex University. She was Ordained a Distinctive Deacon in 2007 and her training parish was at St James Enfield Highway.
In 2010 Maureen moved to the Parish of St Mary Magdalene Enfield, and worked as an SSM Parish Deacon until her Ordination to the Priesthood on Saint David's Day, March 1st 2015. Maureen continues to serve at St Mary Magdalene Enfield as SSM Assistant Curate.
Anneliese Fenwick ~ Church Warden
I am Anneliese Fenwick and I have been a churchwarden at St. Mary Magdalene since 2019. I enjoy this very much.
I was born in Austria and grew up in Salzburg. After finishing school, I worked for an accountancy firm located next door to Mozart's birthplace and later in the bookkeeping department of a German company. I first met my husband, Ray, in 1967 when he was camping with the Scouts in Salzburg. Some years later, in 1974 we were married in Southgate with a Scout guard of honour. We lived for a few years in Bush Hill Park and in 1981 we moved to this parish. My friends at St. Mark's church told me of St. Mary Magdalene where I now belong. We have four children all of whom I am immensely proud. The children attended Sunday school with Muriel Maxwell and her team until they all joined the church choir. Occasionally I too sang in the Christmas choir. I have been involved in many church activities and I am still organising the Sunday coffee rota.
When the children were older, I attended Middlesex University to study for a degree. I enjoyed that very much, and, after graduation, I continued for a further year to do teacher training. I taught German for 16 years at Bishop Stopford School in Enfield.
Now all my children have left home, are married and between them they have provided me with 11 wonderful grandchildren.
Alison Reeve ~ Church Warden
Hi, I am Alison.
I have recently been appointed as Churchwarden but I am not new to the role as I have served twice before.
I have attended St Mary Magdalene all my life; I was baptised, confirmed and married all at this wonderful church, it is part of who I am and is my spiritual home. It was here that I learned about living a Christian life as I grew up through Sunday School, Brownies and Guides, and our drama group. St Mary Magdalene continues to be at the core of my life as I not only serve as Churchwarden but help our co-ordinator run social events, serve as a chalice assistant and intercessor, read regularly in services and am the appointed Children’s Champion. I still perform with St Mary Magdalene Drama Group.
I have been married to Paul for 38 years and we have two children who are now both in their 30’s. Paul too has several roles within the life of the church and both our children were actively involved when they lived locally. Our son still manages to get back to ring the bells every now and then. My mother (88yrs) has also attended here all her life being baptised here in 1934
I worked as a teacher for over 30 years in Enfield. As a family we lived in the USA for 3 years in the late 90’s which we found exciting, challenging and rewarding.
As well as performing I attend a lot of theatre. I also enjoy reading, cooking and sewing and I spend a lot of time gardening. We also enjoy travelling but obviously find we cannot do much of that at the moment.
I feel blessed to be part of the St Mary Magdalene family and to serve once again as Churchwarden.