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 January is ‘Learning to listen’
O Lord, the Scripture says ‘there is a time for silence and a time for speech.’ Saviour, teach me the silence of humility, the silence of wisdom, the silence of love, the silence of perfection, the silence that speaks without words, the silence of faith. Lord, teach me to silence my own heart that I may listen to the gentle movement of the Holy Spirit within me and sense the depths which are of God. (C16 Frankfurt Prayer)
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:19 (NIV)