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Meet The Team

The Revd Kalyan Das, Minister

Kalyan grew up in the Christian faith. He is a Bible teacher and mentor. His worldview is shaped by his study of the Bible and he is passionate about bringing alive and making relevant, the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.

During his career spanning four decades managing organisational change, Kalyan lived and worked in several countries across the world, working, worshipping and being in fellowship with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 

Responding to a specific call, Kalyan resigned his professional career, joined Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford on a three-year programme which shaped and transformed his life to be a pastor in church-based ministry. He is on the Baptist Union of Great Britain’s list of Accredited Ministers.

Kalyan and Narola have two adult children, Nureen and Ranjeet, both in professional careers, and both personally committed followers of Jesus Christ.


Diane Melchert, Church Secretary

Diane is an active Ordained minister in the Mennonite church; a church-planter; an Artist; and a former nurse.  She has lived in several different countries and love engaging with Christians from all over the world.

Agnes Stanmore, Acting Church Treasurer

Agnes became a Christian at 16 before arriving in the UK for further study from Malaysia. God has been her strength and guide in her Christian journey. She is married to Philip and has a son who is married and recently became a father.

Agnes has lived in Oxfordshire since 1987 and enjoys reading, walking, gardening  and ballroom  dancing. 

Michael Jaremczuk, Deacon

Angela Astley-Penny, Deacon