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Beverly Hollings

I was born and brought up in Huddersfield where my Mum still lives. Taken to Sunday School 'to get me out of Dad's way' each week, it was on a Sunday School camp when I was 11 years old that I made a response to the message of the Gospel. I was aware of a call to ministry when I was 16 years old but for a long time the message was 'not yet'. So I trained to teach....

Mullally - June16

Bill has been serving in the Darlington Circuit from September 2017. He and his wife Val, have a vision for family-centred church, sharing together in worship in a way that embraces all ages, and encouraging the congregations to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, who loves us and who desires for us to live our lives in the fullness of His Spirit. When leaving school, Bill trained as....

Solomon

I am Solomon, Presbyter from Church of South India(CSI), Kanyakumari Diocese. CSI is a union of Methodist, Anglican, Presbyterian, Congregational (LMS) and few other small denominations. This new church came into being on 27th September 1947 after 27 years of tireless joint actions. At present, this Church has 25 dioceses with 3, 80,000 believers. When I was doing my ministry with my....

Selby White

I was an active minister in the Circuit from 2003 to 2014 and remained in the town as a Supernumerary. Currently I hope I'm 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 bible-story stickers in Sunday....

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....

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 Administrator, have lived all my life in Darlington and David and I have been married for 38 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 7 years ago, have 1 daughter, Amy and are expecting their second in December, and Andrew,....

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 eldest is 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....

Hazel Neasham

I have been married to Clive for 30 years and we share our home with two rescue Patterdale Terriers. Our twin daughters now live independently; Abigail is a newly qualified doctor at the Bolton Royal Hospital and Catherine who lives in Darlington works for the RSPCA. I retired three years ago after a career of 40 years in social housing. Whilst I loved the variety of my role, meeting....

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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