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meet the team

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DEACON DAWN CANHAM

Minister

Dawn was appointed here at the Lantern in 2018, having previously served
outside London. “Returning home” to London (born north east of the river) has
been a great joy, as has being able to fully express her passion for the arts in the
solid relationship between the Lantern Methodist and the Lantern Arts Centre.

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ANGELA LINTON-SMITH

Safeguarding Officer

Angela has worked as a nursery nurse for many years and more recently, a support assistant in a primary school.  She has been a member of the Methodist Church in Wimbledon and Raynes Park for over 30 years and been involved in Church life in a variety of roles, currently in leadership and safeguarding.

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ROY NEWITT

Treasurer

Roy worked for BT for 40 years on the design and development of Billing Systems, retiring in 2007. He has been a member of Christ Church with St Philip in Worcester Park for nearly 60 years  and was treasurer there for 10 years after his retirement from BT. In 2017 he took on the role of Wimbledon Circuit Treasure and also assisting The Lantern Methodist Church as their Treasurer.

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ALAN BROWN

Vice Treasurer

Alan and his wife Anita live in Raynes Park and have been members of the Lantern Methodist Church since 2018. They are also both actively involved in the Lantern Arts Centre where Alan has been a Trustee since 2008. They have two children and four grandchildren.  Alan is a semi-retired  Architect who’s interests include  drama, drawing/painting, drumming, and a bit of walking football.

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STEVE REES

Operations Manager

Once a teacher, then a debt consultant Steve now works not only with the church but also with the Lantern Arts Centre further developing an ever-stronger partnership at the Lantern. Managing lettings, users and service providers he is an active custodian of both the Raynes Park and Wimbledon sites. Steve is a drummer playing in a local band and slightly late to the party, Steve became a dad for the first time in 2019 to daughter Millie, so things have changed a bit…

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ANDREW MCBRIDE

Buildings Manager

Andrew began his involvement with the Methodist Church and Arts Centre in 1998. For over 20 years he has not only been involved in anything technical, but is also known as a general ‘fixer’ of things as an all-round handy man. Andrew provides technical support for all the hardware and software in the building, as well as managing the lighting rigs and sound equipment in the studio and main auditorium.