Charity details

Charity Registration Number: 1141414

Registered office: 41 Byng Road.  Barnet Hertfordshire EN5 4NW 



The Rt Revd Rob Wickham - Bishop of Edmonton 

Bishop Rob was appointed the Bishop of Edmonton in September 2015 and he kindly agreed to be our Patron in May 2019. Please see below for more information


Andy Wright        

Chair - As of 26th January 2021

Chris Dixon

Treasurer - Assoc. of the Chartered Institute of Bankers with a career in the financial services industry

Jean Corney          

Former paediatric Nurse and former Christ Church Parish Administrator

Paul Jackson        

Chartered architect with experience in residential, commercial and ecclesiastical work

Graham Paddon  

Company Director with experience in technical facilities and with a previous church refurbishment project     

Andy Rimmer       

Anglican minister and Vicar of Christ Church

Yemisi Bakare

Project Director with many years of experience in this field


 Patron of the Open Door Centre


The Bishop of Edmonton or Bishop Rob as he is known, kindly agreed to be our patron in May 2019. This is what he said when accepting the invitation:


"I am delighted to accept the invitation of the Trustees of the John Trotter Trust to be the Trust’s Patron.

The Open Door Centre run by the Trust is a creative and sensitive transformation of a derelict, former Victorian church school into an extraordinarily successful and vibrant community hub. It is a wonderful demonstration of Christ Church Barnet’s outreach into the local community.

The Trust’s ambitious plans for the future development of the Centre will see the transformation and expansion of Christ Church’s existing food bank and night shelter activities along with advice and practical support. They are an imaginative response to current, urgent needs in the community and will help to make Christ Church’s new vision for compassion ministries a reality.

As someone with a long-standing interest in the role of the church in education and the creative repurposing of church buildings I am delighted to be associated with the Trust’s current activities and its ambitious plans for the future".