Who’s Who

Who is who – Chi siamo

Robert Innes close up_cropped

The Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe – the Right Reverend Dr Robert Innes, based in Brussels and London.


Revd Canon Tony Dickinson

The chaplain – Revd Canon Tony Dickinson. For more information about him please go to the Chaplain’s page .





Flora HG Genoa

Churchwarden – Flora Capostagno
Flora has lived in Italy for over 30 years. Formerly at the Chaplaincy in Rome, she moved to Genoa in 1982 and now is a freelance translator and English teacher. She is also the church organist.


Mary W Genoa

Churchwarden & Synod Rep – Mary Wellington

Mary has been in Italy for 38 years, is married to an Alpino. She is a housewife and enjoys reading literature and history books.



The Treasurer – Alexia Piaggio

Alexia was born and grew up in East Africa, has been in Italy for about 15 years and is a freelance EFL teacher and legal translator. She loves running and swimming.


Lisbeth Watkins

Assistant Treasurer & Synod Rep Lis Watkins Quierolo 

Lis has lived in Italy for over 40 years and is a freelance teacher. She is a keen reader and sewer and her work, from curtains to pew cushions and purple vestments, can be seen inside the Church.

   Secretary – Elsabe van der Sijde

Elsabe is from South Africa and one of our newest Council Members.  She is carrying out research into land reform.  Her husband, Giovanni, is also South African and of Italian heritage.


Eucharistic Assistants are Hanako Tsushima and Lisbeth Watkins.

Giovanni Milandri Council Member (married to Elsabe)

Kallina Temperini Council Member and Safeguarding Officer

Ann Maselli Council Member and Evangelical Hospital Representative

Giovanni B. Forlino Council Member and Ecumenical Officer

Denise Ashing Ex Officio Council Member


Electoral Roll Officer HanakoTshushima

Sacristan Lis Watkins 

Assistant Sacristan Peter Asemwote

Servers/Chalice-bearers Peter Asemwote, Lis Watkins

Lesson-Readers Moses Adesina, Flora Capostagno, Lydia Oriasotie, Alexia Piaggio, Hanako Tshushima,                                 Mary Wellington (co-ordinator)

Music Flora Capostagno, Hanako Tshushima

Welcomers Lydia Oriasotie,  Tracy Uwaghe

Offertory Lydia Oriasotie, Rachel Ukpohi, Tracy Uwaghe, Godstime Idu, Amelie Carteny

Safe-guarding Officer Kallina Temperini

Sunday Refreshments Flora Capostagno (co-ordinator)

Building Maintenance Lovely Lucky, Godstime Idu

Furniture Lay-out Cyril Chimeziri, Aoustin Jostin, Lovely Lucky, Godstime Idu

Photographer Israel Dominic

FB Admin Tony Dickinson, Alexia Piaggio

Website Manager Flora Capostagno, Tony Dickinson

Church Cleaners Lydia Oriasotie, Tracy Uwaghe, Godstime Idu, Israel Dominic

Grounds-keepers Peter Asemwote, Moses Adesina, Godstime Idu, Lovely Lucky


Wendy Catchpole (1947 – 2015) Wendy was elected as Church Secretary in April 2010 having been involved at the Chaplaincy for over ten years. She stood down in 2014. As well as her secretarial duties, she took care of the church garden and the Priest Calendar and was quietly a very generous person. We will miss her.


Peter Jones (1947 – 2013) was the Reader at Holy Ghost from the 1970s  onward as well as Churchwarden. Originally from the UK, his home became Genoa. As a former English teacher and trainer, many people in Genoa owe their knowledge and enjoyment of English to him. A tribute from friends can be read on the church’s Facebook page.