Who is who – Chi siamo
The Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe – the Right Reverend Dr Robert Innes, based in Brussels and London.
The chaplain – our priests come and minister at this church for short periods. Please go to the chaplain’s page to find out more about who is here in Genoa at the moment.
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.
Churchwarden – 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.
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.
Hanako Tsushima-Semino a researcher and talented violinist, Hanako is the newest Council Officer and plurilingual too.
Eucharistic Assistants are Hanako Tsushima and Lisbeth Watkins.
Ruth McGroary Council Member – outreach
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
Amelia Carteny Council Member
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.
READER AND HONORARY CHURCH WARDEN
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.