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Wendy Warburton

My name is Wendy Warburton and I've been the Dappleshire Circuit Superintendent for the last five years. I was born and brought up in Lancashire and worked for nearly twenty years in Blackburn in health service administration. Dappleshire is my third circuit since becoming a Methodist presbyter. I'm married to Derek and we have twin daughters, Louise and Rachel. When not at work,....

Kavita White

I'm Kavita White and I'm the Dappleshire Circuit Administrator. (The Circuit Office is located in Wesley and open every morning between 9.00 am and 11.30 am.) I was born in Mumbai, where my family has lived for generations. I moved to England as a child and have lived here ever since. At university I studied computer science. I enjoy keeping active and am presently a brown belt at....

Phil Simpson

My full name is Philip Athanasius Simpson, but I don't use the Athanasius very much. I grew-up in London and, following school, studied economics at the LSE. From there I went to Cambridge to do theology and train for the ministry. My particular theological interest is the Book of Psalms and, for my doctorate, I looked at the relationship between psalmody and ancient hebrew diets.....

David Morgan

Hello. I'm David Morgan and I work primarily at Privett Street. I'm a fanatical Aston Villa supporter and also enjoy growing roses. Before being employed by the Dappleshire Circuit I worked in management in the car industry. I was converted as a teenager and have been committed to the Methodist Church ever since. I'm married to Christine and we have a married....

Paul Thompson

Hi. I'm Paul Thompson and I'm from New York. My wife, Wendy, and I have come to England to work in British Methodism for a few years before we retire. We're delighted to be in Dappleshire. In comparison with NY, Upper Branton is so cute. Back home, we have five children and sixteen grandchildren — as well as an extensive collection of vintage Chevrolets. If you're ever....

Clive Parry

My name is Clive Parry. By training I'm a chef and, for many years, I worked in posh restaurants in London. I live in Whippleswick with my partner, Gill. She attends Central and I go to Ashingford.I've been a Christian for the last twelve years and worked in the Dappleshire Circuit for the last three. I run the 'meeting and eating' programme at Ashingford, where I enjoy....

Janet Langley

I'm Janet Langley and I'm the Methodist minister in Whippleswick. I'm married to Mike and we have a young son, Oliver. Mike and I met as volunteers in Kenya, where I was teaching English and he Engineering. Mike is now full-time house-husband, allowing me to devote my time to Ashingford and Central. My main ecclesiastical interest is overseas mission and, outside of work, I....

Georgina Proudfoot

Hi there. My name's Georgina and I work with children and young people at London Road. I live in Crenton with my parents Graham & Phyllis Proudfoot and my membership is at Trinity. I love playing the saxaphone and watching soaps on telly. I've completed a number of child care courses at Bracksome College and this is my second youth....

Jill Smith

My name is Jill Smith and I live in Dinton Valley with my two golden retrievers, Esau & Jacob. I spent the first half of my working life as a teacher in inner-city Birmingham and the second half, so far, as a member of the Diaconate in Dappleshire. I currently have particular responsibility for Dinton Valley and Hawksmere. I enjoy walking my dogs, maintaining my Dinton Valley cottage....