I arrived at the Hall as the new Deacon in September 2014. My role includes pastoral care of the community (with emphasis on home and hospital visiting); co-ordinating the training for local preachers; organising the weekly Guild; leading our fortnightly bible study; monitoring membership figures; co-ordinating the night shelter volunteers; and both Catherine and I have responsibility for the safeguarding of the church. I have links with St. Vincent’s Family Project and Sanctuary and I assist with the leading of worship each Sunday.
I was previously a minister in Gateshead for 5 years before moving to London. This is the first time I have lived and worked in the capital and I love it!
Before I became a Methodist minister I worked as a civil servant for 24 years in various Jobcentres around the country.
I have been married to Paul for over 28 years and we are both from the West Midlands. We enjoy walking our dog – Jasper, going to the theatre – which London is ideal for, eating out – which London is also good for, and holidays – either in our caravan or travelling abroad.