Who's Who?

All kinds of people are involved in the life of St James's.

Here are some useful names of those who might be able to help you.



The Reverend Diana Johnson
An Introduction.

Diana is London-born and was brought up in Clerkenwell and Finchley, from which a place at Sandhurst beckoned. During 21 years of enjoyable military service some high points were active service, intelligence work in Berlin and teaching officer cadets at Sandhurst, before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Three years at Ridley Hall, Cambridge brought a master’s degree in Pastoral Theology to complement another in International Relations. She held a variety of teaching posts at a school in Cambridge, including as an honorary lay chaplain, for nearly 20 years.

Since being ordained priest, Diana has served the people of St Andrew’s in Girton, St Mary and St Michael’s in Trumpington, and St Peter’s in Horningsea. She arrived in St James's,Riding Mill in July 2021. Diana has three grown-up daughters and is proud of three grandchildren, too. She enjoys hill-walking, photography and is seldom happier than when walking in the wild places of God’s creation.

David McKenzie

Church Warden

Contact details : email  mckenzie.d@btinternet.com

                          tel       01434 682771

Gwyn McKenzie


Contact details : email  gwyneth.mckenzie@btinternet.com

Robert Laws

Organist & Choirmaster