Simon has been the Partnership area coordinator for East Anglia since retiring as senior leader at West Road Church, Bury St Edmunds in 2016. Simon began as pastor of Brockley Baptist Chapel at the age of 25 and through the years has served in F.I.E.C, Baptist, A.O.G. Pentecostal and Brethren churches.
Simon is married to Belinda, who is a teacher at Thurston Upper School and they have 3 grown up children.
Along the way they have worked for two years on a residential project for those dealing with addictions, and Simon has also been a teacher a Highpoint Prison.
“I’m interested in just about any sport, I like photography and art, I fly a paraglider and a paramotor. I have a motor bike. I circumnavigated the Isle of Wight in and 11 foot Topper dinghy and sailed a 17 foot catamaran from Lands End to Lowestoft. I have just started to learn woodturning. On a good week I can do Parkrun in 30 mins.”
East Anglia Updates and Activities
Even without Covid19, Partnership East covers 7616 square miles, with some churches 100 miles apart – so the online meet-up saves a lot of time and CO2.
Online Zoom meet-up is scheduled once a month, for 45 minutes. Let’s get involved and see how it develops.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a link. Don’t worry if you have never zoomed before.
First Partnership East Zoom
Midday November 12th saw the first ever Partnership (East) Zoom Meet up. The Partnership (East) Area covers 6916 square miles. Some of the churches are 100 miles apart and some of the leaders have never even seen each other. We have all got used to Zoom during lockdown – so let’s make use of it.
In this first meeting people introduced themselves and shared a little of their experiences ( good and bad) about lockdown. Victor Jack then shared a 5 minute Bible devotion that encouraged, challenged and inspired us in the way that he has been doing for many years.
The participants are now being asked for feedback. The draft plan is to make this a monthly meeting – and as we get to know each other, I believe that this will grow into an important arena to share, support each other, learn from each other and pray.