I have had the pleasure of having over twenty five years experience as a church leader and am passionate about worship and communicating the Bible in today’s world. In my spare time I love outdoor pursuits including hillwalking, kayaking and sailing. I am married to Suzanne with four grown up children.
I started coming to Waltham Abbey with my husband Derek about 15 years ago. We felt welcomed and part of the family in no time and felt the Lord could use us here.
I am the secretary and support the treasurer role as well and try to keep activities for everyone running throughout the year. Always willing to try new things and enable as many people as possible to come and share with us – a lot of it is around food – Always a good theme!
I am a keen hockey player and play competitively each week as well as trying to fit in some golf during the better weather
I think it’s key that as a family we are able to share in activities not only on a Sunday but during the week. We’re keen to get everyone involved in church life so if you feel you have a gift or skill that we could use in the church, please come and have a chat.
18 years ago we came to Waltham Abbey looking for a suitable church, on our second week in the area we went to WABC and our son who was two at the time really enjoyed the Sunday school, especially his teacher Janet. We stayed even though we were not sure whether we would be happy with the style of worship. There have been a lot of changes over the years and the church is now a contemporary, lively, spirit filled place to worship, as well as continuing to be welcoming to young families.
My involvement with WABC began shortly before I married Hilary in 1981. We have two sons and five grandchildren. I am member of a local lawn bowls club and although my bowling leaves something to be desired, I continue to enjoy the fresh air and company. Also I try, with others, to keep the Church Garden tidy throughout the year.
Throughout the years I have witnessed many changes in our Church, but it is still a vibrant and friendly fellowship, where all are welcome.
I’m Suzanne, married to Matt Squire, we have 4 children all grown up now. I am a church Elder I think for my pastoral heart and to see people grow in their faith.
I am a worship leader in the church singing and recently I learnt the bass which really makes me feel I can worship in a new way.
I also look after our growing music ministry alongside Matt developing our talented/growing musicians
My heart is to lead people to faith through the music and teaching in the church and having a great hug ministry.
Professionally I work full-time as a Specialist Occupational Therapist in Assistive technology and love my job, travelling all around North of the Thames and Hertfordshire/ Buckinghamshire.
Matt and I also enjoy cycling, mountain climbing, sailing and kayaking (when we get time!)
I have lived and worked in Waltham Abbey for 28 years and have attended the Baptist church for the same time. I help with Cabbage Patch on Friday morning. I am also involved with the Food bank as there is a collection point in Waltham Abbey.
I am married with 3 grown up children, all of whom came through WA Sunday School. I started coming to WABC when my eldest Stephanie was about 1 year old (she is 31 this year!), and we came to the Friday Mothers and Toddlers group ‘Cabbage Patch’. Since joining WABC I have been baptised and have helped out as a Sunday School Teacher for about 15 years and a Deacon for 10 years.
I am a Primary school teacher teaching at Hereward Primary in Loughton. I specialise in PE, a subject about which I am passionate. I also play sports, in particular netball and badminton. My hobbies include walking, reading and playing cards. I love to ski!
Since September 2016 I have taken the older group of children aged from approximately 10 to 14 years of age. We read stories from The Bible and discuss them at depth. Most Sundays will include an activity! The youngsters are quite competitive and enjoy activities where teams are necessary! We are often involved in crafts etc. in the lead up to significant dates in the life of the church i.e. Christmas, Easter, Remembrance Day, Mothers Day and our Summer Holiday Club at which many of the youngsters come and help.
I have been associated with WABC since early 1979 and was Baptised here in October of that year and in 1981 Angus and I were married here by a previous minister, Rev Byron Goulding.
Angus and I have twin sons, both with families of their own who keep us very busy, which, with a busy life at church, does not leave much spare time. I am also a Deacon here at WABC.
Although I am retired, spare time never seems available somehow, to read, play bowls or anything else. Would I want it any other way…..? No. Whilst the good Lord keeps me in good health and mobility I want to keep serving Him.
The passage I would give to you is Psalm 46: NIV – God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. Although there have trials and setbacks in my life, the Lord has always provided abundantly and is of great comfort to me.
I grew up in a Christian family and have been coming to WABC since moving to Waltham Abbey in 2004, I work part time at Great Ormond Street Hospital as a clinical Scientist in a genetics lab.
I have been married to Adrian for 18 years, having met at a Baptist church in Islington. I have two children aged 11 and 14 and seem to spend a lot of my ‘free’ time as an unpaid taxi service!
My Favourite verse is ‘Now, there are many other things that Jesus did, If they were all written down one by one, I suppose that the whole world could not hold the books that would be written down. John 21:25
Sunday Club & Cabbage Patch Leader
I have been coming for 15 years with my wife, Kim. I currently help in the Sunday school and take the 5-10 year old children each Sunday morning. We enjoy ourselves in the back hall with some games, bible stories and crafts. We also run some games afternoons and events throughout the year for children and sometimes mums and dads can come too.
I have been a Christian for over 35 years and have helped with church life throughout that time. I try and keep the church maintained by fixing and servicing equipment. It’s an old church so this can be quiet challenging.
I used to play golf and hope to start this again as the better weather comes along and quite like a bit of Top Golf when I get some free time.
Sunday Club Helper
Crèche is for children aged five and under. We listen to Bible stories, play games and do a related craft each week whilst parents are in the service. There are also various toys to play with. The children are able to play and have a good time whilst learning something new.