I moved to this community with my family in 2016. Together with my husband Andy and our two young daughters, I love to spend time eating, playing and enjoying the local area, especially Woodberry Wetlands.
I love connecting people and creating community so that lives are shared with love.
I do this because I’ve experienced the radically inclusive love of God, who is the source and sustainer of all things. I think God is best recognised as a radical, relational flow of love, in and through all things. Not the distant angry divinity so often portrayed in the history of western Christianity. Instead God is life-giving, loving, funny, utterly inclusive and at the heart of each of us. It’s this loving God, whom I experience, that I want to share. It’s this loving God (the Creator/Christ/Spirit) who is the source of community and who enables us to create community together.
I also love walking, drinking coffee, and watching box sets (I’ve watched The West Wing too many times to count!).
Hi I’m Chris; I am 52 years old, married to Joanne and we have two children. Harry is 21 and is studying at Chichester University. Molly 16 and is home schooled.
Having been ordained in 2012, I am a late vocation and the church refers to me as a Self Supporting Minister. This means that in 2012 I became a member of a group going back to the 1960’s called ‘Worker Priests.’ I have been a self-employed embalmer for 37 years. It has been my privileged to have served the client families of many of this country’s leading funeral homes. I feel blessed to have a ministry here at St Andrews and also in my day job but this also means that I have to juggle several commitments.
You will soon come to realise that I am a “people” person who will remember your face – but not necessarily your name. I am an avid metal detectorist and on the rare occasions I have time off I will be in a field somewhere where I can not only be reminded of the beauty of God’s creation around me but possibly find a piece of history last seen by the individual that dropped it.
My faith is expressed in ways which years of life’s rich pattern has taught me others will understand – I am not like a learned theologian who is so heavenly minded that they are of no earthly use. I am a road to Emmaus theologian, where we can walk alongside each other sharing and discovering how God is working in our lives. I believe love gives life meaning and my life experiences tell me that a gospel of hospitality sustains me. These are realities which I have experienced most importantly in my following of Christ.
My prayer is that we can discover the truth in God’s promises together as the future unfolds.
I have been at St Andrew’s for the last 6 years. My love for the church is because it helps to mould my faith. I am passionate about helping others.
In my spare time I love to read and catch up with my family and friends. For work I am a Nursery Cook.
I have been a member of St Andrew’s for almost 2 years. What I like about St Andrew’s is the friendly nature of the congregation, everyone is welcoming and you do not feel left out.
I am a mother to one, David, with whom I attend church. Most of the time, I would describe myself as
being quite friendly. I am a big sports fan.
It would be lovely to see some new faces. Find me for a conversation and a cup of tea…