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 May we pray for those living in poverty and hardship
God of all beauty, whose will is that all your creatures should enjoy the world and the life you have given us: we know that many are unable to do this, through hunger, poverty, disease, oppression, ignorance or sin. Let us never rest content in your joys until we have done everything in our power and by your grace to help others to share them also, O God of all goodness and willer of abundant life. (George Appleton)