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.
The topic for February is: The elderly and those confined to their homes
We bring to you in our prayers, heavenly Father, all lonely people, especially those who are too old or infirm to enjoy company, and those who are isolated from others through suffering and illness, or through a sense of inferiority. We pray that friends and neighbours may be enabled to reach them and lift them out of their loneliness and bring them comfort and hope. We ask it in Christ’s name. Amen. (Basil Naylor)