Published on Mon, 5 Aug 2019 12:00

Gill and I have lived in Brampton for 35 years. Having both been active church members from childhood, when getting we married decided we would always support the local Anglican church; so on moving to Brampton, naturally joined St Mary Magdalene’s congregation.

I came to faith over many years, from being sent to Sunday school, joining the choir and becoming a bell-ringer, by my teens I was a regular attender at church. In time I became Church Warden in each of the three villages where we lived; being involved in restorations and alterations. I have always wanted to work with and provide for young people and started a village drop in youth club in Duxford shortly before meeting Gill. Together we have been involved with church youth and children's work ever since.  It’s now great to be involved with the Thrive group.

I believe that I really came to faith when attending Spring Harvest for the first time, the realisation that being a Christian is much more than attending the Anglican church; it’s about the people from all denominations believing and acting as the body of Christ here and now on earth. And I suppose entering the Big Top at Spring Harvest for the first time and finding myself in the presence of 5000 Christians singing worship songs has to be a stand out moment. Brampton enabled that to happen.

What I like about Brampton church is how it adapts continuously to meet the needs of our ever changing population, I hope that continues. I would like to see all our congregations growing closer together seeing the three churches as one Church, happily attending wherever worship is taking place and working together in all three villages. We have always been campers and these days enjoy regular trips away in out motorhome, but church is never far away as we always try to find worship wherever we are; it doesn’t have to be Anglican, just Christian.

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