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Pauline Crispin (2)

Hello, my name is Pauline Crispin. I am married to Richard and we have three grown up children. As I begin this appointment as Superintendent of the Christchurch and Wimborne Circuit, I feel very blessed in knowing that there is in place a good Circuit team. I already feel very supported and welcomed. As well as being Superintendent I have pastoral charge for Wimborne, Colehill and....

Nigel Deller

Hi, I'm Nigel Deller and I live in Verwood where my largest church is. I also have responsibility for three others. In my work I try to encourage young schoolchildren and families to think about faith in God through offering assemblies, Messy Churches, and being a school governor. I also work with our youth and schools worker, Dan Desmond, to support older young people on their....

Rev PD

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus, my name is Phil Dixon and I am privileged to be serving as Minister for Bransgore and Mudeford Lane, I am also part of the ministry team for Highcliffe. After a succesful, fulfilling and varied business career working in the oil and retail industries in London, Dubai and Muscat, a calling from God in 2007 led me to undergo a period of discernment....

Martin Keenan

I'm Revd Martin Keenan I and have pastoral charge of Barton on Sea, Milford on Sea and Brockenhurst Methodist Churches.I live in Barton on Sea with my wife, Aine and our dog, Pebbles.I'm a book-reader, reading Theology mainly, along with Tolkien and other similar thingsMy greatest interest is Bible teaching, but just to sound normal, I like Rock Music and....

Revd Mike Shrubsole

Hi, I'm Mike Shrubsole and I live in the Ringwood Manse, but I have pastoral responsibility for four churches in the area — Trinity United Church, Crowe Hill Methodist Church, Horton Heath Methodist Church and Fordingbridge URC.I'm married with two grown-up sons. I enjoy countryside walks and wildlife studies, and follow detailed developments in environmental issues as my area of....

David Ellis

Hello, I'm David Ellis. After 40 years in Ministry, and on retirement from full time ministry, Ceri and I have moved to Barton on Sea to be closer to our family. We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place and have had days out in the campervan, reacquainting ourselves with some of our favourite places. I have also been able to spend more time on gardening, the model....

Robert McBain

I will have pastoral care for Wimborne, Blandford and Colehill churches during July and August 2019. I hardly feel that I need to introduce myself as I have been preaching around the Circuit for the last ten years since I officially retired. I had served in seven Circuits, three as Superintendent.Since sitting down my wife, Christine, and I have been happy to belong to Wimborne. We keep....

Jackie Burgess (2)

Hi there, I'm Jackie Burgess, the Children and Families Worker at Trinity United Church, Ringwood. I am married to Keith and I have two grown up children. I enjoy walking, sewing and other creative crafts and I love to travel and explore....

Caroline Churcher

Hello, I'm Caroline and I am the Pastoral Assistant working alongside the Minister looking after the pastoral care for the fellowships in Wimborne and Colehill. I live in the centre of Wimborne and am an active a member of Wimborne Methodist Church. I am also training to be a Local Preacher. Prior to this appointment, I owned Rainbow Christian Bookshop for 3 years. This enabled me to....

DanD

Hi there. I'm Dan Desmond and I am the Circuit Youth and Schools Worker based in Verwood, Holtwood, Ringwood and Wimborne. I have been a Christian since 2002 and after the impact my youth workers had on me, began full time youth work in 2006.When I am not at the local schools or the church, I enjoy playing music, going for a walk or....

Louise Shrubsole

I'm Louise Shrubsole, Pastoral Assistant working alongside the minister to give pastoral support in the three churches of Trinity United Church, Crowe Hill Methodist Church and Horton Heath Methodist Chapel.I have two grown up sons, in their twenties, who live in London and who enjoy the opportunity to come to the New Forest for some country air. In moments of relaxation I enjoy....

Rob White

Hi, I'm Rob White. I am the Circuit Administrator, appointed in May 2016. I've lived in this area with my wife, a daughter and two sons, now all grown up, since 1988. Back then, we soon found our local Methodist Church and we've been there ever since. I am an Organist and one of the circuit's Local Preachers. In March 2016, I retired from a long career in Local Government.....

Joyce Wild

Hello my name is Joyce and I am the Pastoral Assistant to the Minister at Blandford Methodist Church where I have been a member for 26 years. I also have the pleasure and the privilege of being a Local Preacher and a Circuit Steward. Having recently retired from my job as a Teaching Assistant in one of the local Primary Schools, a job which I thoroughly loved, I am now looking forward to my....

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My name is Chris Lusher. I am the Lead Circuit Steward and worship at Holtwood Church.I was born in Calcutta but returned to the UK when I was 6 and grew up in Barton-on-Sea. My working life has been spent in a variety of administrative roles and I am now the Office Manager of a local building firm where I have worked for the last 16 years.Married to Bernie, who I met at the Dorset....

Margaret Symons

Hello, my name is Margaret Symons. Since retiring from the post of Circuit Administrator in August 2016, I have taken on the role of Circuit Website Coordinator — it keeps me in touch with what is happening in the circuit! If you would like any articles or photos posted on the web, please do send them to me.I attend Wimborne church with my....