We are delighted to announce that Fairfield Church, Northwood Hills have appointed Paul Tanner to be their next pastor . He will join us on 1st April. He and I will work in tandem from April through July with him taking the lead role as of 1st June 2021. I will be leaving at the end of July.
Paul Tanner grew up in a Christian family living the New Forest area (where he has been living for the last six months). He is married to Tania, and they have three children aged 10, 8 and 3. Paul worked for five years with Barclays Bank in IT and Project Management before doing theological and mission studies with Redcliffe College and then joining SIM.
For the last seven years the Tanner family have been living in Botswana working with local churches and mission agencies in full-time Christian work. Sensing the time was right to return to the UK, Paul applied from Africa to explore the Fairfield role last summer. After overcoming the challenges of getting to know each other during a pandemic, we all felt this was God’s way forward for the Tanners and for Fairfield. The Tanner family are moving to Northwood Hills imminently.
Chris Reveley, outgoing Pastor, Fairfield Church