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Bude & Holsworthy Circuit (24/11)

Last October (2018) I was employed by the circuit as a part time Pastoral Lay Worker to support and work with the chapels in the area. This was a completely new venture for me having spent the last 16 years as a full-time homemaker bringing up my 3 children (16, 12 and 7) with my husband Kevin (a local preacher and street pastor).

Before becoming a Mum, I was Community Care Supervisor here in Bude. Although new to this job role, over the years I’ve been involved in many church ministries including being a Sunday School teacher, leading Bible Study groups, church steward, helping organise Light Parties, prayer events and being part of team that ran a Ladies Conference locally for several years.

My heart is with coming alongside people where they are, listening and supporting. Being a Christian for me is all about relationship and living out my faith in practical ways. I have very much enjoyed the last 10 months as a Lay Worker getting to know lots of new people, being welcomed in as part of their church family and having the opportunity to start some new ventures alongside them, including prayer meetings, a friendship group, Messy Church and Bible studies. As I continue in my lay worker role I look forward to new challenges, opportunities and growth in the Bude and Holsworthy Methodist Circuit.

Michelle Hogarth

Debbie Marsh

Hi I’m now in my 13th year of ministry as a Deacon having had 5yrs in Barnsley in the north of England, where I was working alongside mainly 4 churches but helping out with 5 others due to colleagues illness. This was made up of rural ex mining villages who have suffered over the years with pit closure and family breakdowns. For more information on what is a deacon please visit our website.  A lot of my ministry was focused on deprived areas working