The Preachers in Hallwood Parish lead services in both churches and more widely in the local area.
Alan Ventham is a Local Preacher in the Runcorn Circuit of the Methodist Church, and Methodist Steward at St Mark’s. He is married to Anita, the Parish Administrator, and formerly worked at the URC Mersey Synod Office.
Ann-Marie Jones is a licensed Reader in the Church of England. She has a particular interest in services for very young children, and is a member of the music group at St Mark’s.
Rev. Ken Davey is a retired Church of England Vicar who is still much in demand for ministry at various churches in the area, including our own two churches.
Penny Hennessey is a licensed Reader in the Church of England, and Churchwarden at Bethesda. A very important aspect of her ministry is the ‘Café Church’ activities on the third Sunday of each month at Bethesda.
In March the topic is work among children and young people
We pray for all who teach children about you, O God, in church or in school.
Give them honesty, sincerity and a love for you and for those whom they teach,
which will convey the good news of Jesus as strongly as the lessons they teach.
(Episcopal Church, USA)