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Andrew

I've been a minister in the Darlington Circuit since September 2010. I live in Hurworth with my wife Rebekah, our daughter Charis and son Micah. Before Darlington, we lived in Durham, where Rebekah began her work as a medical doctor while I trained at the Wesley Study Centre. Before Durham, we lived up north in Aberdeen, where Rebekah and I met through the Christian Union at the....

Mullally - June16

Bill was born and grew up in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, to an Irish father and English mother. When leaving school he trained as a mechanical engineer, serving an apprenticeship in his hometown of Bulawayo. In 1979 Bill, his wife Val and their two young sons emigrated to South Africa, where they lived for the next twenty-one years. In 1987 Bill responded to God's call and entered....

Selby White

I was an active minister in the Circuit from 2003 to 2014 and remained in the town as a Supernumerary. Currently I'm working part-time in the Circuit helping to move the Circuit forwards in faith as we tease out what our vision of God's purpose for us all means in practice.My journey into faith was family-based, starting out in an Anglican church in Manchester in the days of....

John Bower

I was born in Richmond, North Yorkshire opposite the castle walls in 1942. Home was in Darlington where I was brought up. I have always been grateful for loving parents and a younger sister which made for a happy home life. After leaving school I took up an apprenticeship with a local Radio and Television Company and in the course of my secular working life took up employment....

Graham Jones

I am Graham and I am the Circuit Pioneer Missioner. Since 2014, I have served and will continue to serve as Pastor of Harrowgate Hill Christian Fellowship (The Apostolic Church). I am married to Kath Jones who is the Village Seeds Project Worker, part of Darlington Area Churches Youth Ministry. We have three children, Michael, Mark, and Ben and we have lived all our lives in Darlington, a town....

Lyn

I am Lyn and I am one of the Pastoral Missioners for the Darlington Circuit. Before I became the Pastoral Missioner, I was working as a supply teacher, having spent 19 years in the same school in a full time role. In 2012 I realised it was time to move on and experience the wider world. So the last few years have been transient but mainly a lot of fun and a lot more freedom to teach than....

Chris

This is one of those occasions when I would like to be able to write that although I trained as a nuclear physicist my working life has been dedicated to saving a little known species of marine creature that holds the key to curing every disease know to the human race and in my spare time have invented an extremely delicious calorie free chocolate. Alas. Although I can write it, none of it....

Me

I am the Administrator at Elm Ridge Church and the Circuit Communications Assistant, have lived all my life in Darlington and David and I have been married for 36 years. We have 3 grown up sons, Stephen works for Royal Mail and lives in town, Stuart trained as a teacher in York, met and married his wife there 6 years ago and have recently just had our first grandchild, and Andrew, our youngest....

Margaret Garrett

I was born a Lancashire lass in Rochdale to Methodist, Liberal parents. As a teenager I became a member of a group called The Rochdale Crusaders which went round the area leading meetings for other young people. With this group I attended a Billy Graham meeting in Manchester and there committed my life to Jesus. At the age of 7 I wrote, 'When I grow up I want to be a Nursery....

Simon Charters

Simon is a Local Preacher and organist. He is married to Shirley and has 5 children, the youngest still at university and the eldest married with one daughter. Simon works at Northgate Vehicle Hire in Darlington, and in his spare time enjoys cycling and walking, and endures following Bristol Rovers.Simon is the....

Susan Jaleel

I was born at Stockport on VE Day — 8 May 1945 — and grew up in nearby Hyde, a small town once described as an S-bend with chip shops! My home was a terraced house in a street opposite the cemetery, and our neighbours were salt of the earth folk who mainly worked in the cotton mills or the nearby rubber factory. In those days, we lived in community with those around us — we looked after....

Hazel Neasham

I am married to Clive and have twin daughters, Abigail who is studying in Wales and Catherine who lives at home and works for the RSPCA. I have recently left employment within local government, another organisation that is seeing significant change and having to make significant adjustments.My relationship with the Lord started as a result of being invited to attend 1st Norton....

Morvyn

Hello, I am Morvyn Sanderson, the Circuit Children and Young people's worker. I am not 'Darlo' born and bred but I have lived here since I was 7 and Elm Ridge is my home church. Married to my fabulous husband Paul, for I am sure to him seems like an eternity! I have returned from maternity this year after adding number 5 to our brood of children, Euan, Isaac, Niamh, Rowan, and....

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