The Bagshot Methodist Church team
The work and worship of Bagshot Methodist Church is led by a team of five:
our minister, Rev. Sharon Gardner
three Stewards: Gill Lowson, Jenny Balcombe and Andy Knight
and the Church Secretary, Sally Knight
Sharon is the first point of contact and it is her telephone number that is published here.
Now in my second year as a Probationer Minister, it has been a joy and privilege to get to know the three congregations at Bagshot, Crowthorne and Sandhurst & Yateley Methodist Churches, and to experience their Christian love and support.
Prior to coming here, Mike and I were in Fleet for 29 years. Our three children grew up there and have since started families of their own. As I write this, we are the proud grandparents of six small grandchildren with one more expected soon!
During those years I worked in schools as a Special Needs Assistant and then as a Christian Schools Worker. Latterly I worked for Hampshire Libraries, before responding to God’s call to ordained ministry, training part-time at Queen’s College in Birmingham.
Mike works as a Sales & Marketing Director for a UK packaging company based in Wrexham. He’s an active football referee and a Watford FC season ticketholder. As you can perhaps tell from that, he has a great sense of humour which comes to the fore when he devises and runs quizzes for local concerns and charities.
Having been a Methodist all my life, I have been very involved in the lay work of the Church and one of my joys is seeing how congregations share their gifts with one another and with the communities they serve. It is a wonderful witness to the Body of Christ in action.
I’m looking forward to continuing the journey we have begun together, rejoicing in the gifts that God has given to his people in each of my churches and trusting in his Holy Spirit as he leads us forward into new adventures.