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 June is: Families under pressure
Father in heaven, pattern of all parenthood and lover of children, we pray for homes and families. Sustain and comfort them in need and sorrow. In times of bitterness, tension and division, draw near to heal. May parents and children together be learners in the school of Christ, daily increasing in mutual respect and understanding, in tolerance and patience, and in all-prevailing love. (Timothy Dudley-Smith)