Barry Appleby formerly of Elim Rock Church, Jersey, will be inducted as minister of Woodbank Community Church by Elim Regional Superintendent James Glass on Sunday 3 October at 11am at Woodbank Community Church.
Guests are welcome and there will be chance to meet Barry and family over refreshments from about 12.30pm onwards.
We are delighted to announce that Woodbank Community Church’s new pastor will be Barry Appleby. He and his wife Natalie, and their three boys, Ethan, Isaac and Caleb will be joining us in August.
Barry is currently a minister at the Elim Church in Jersey, and he and his family travelled for a day and a night to meet us last month! However they didn’t always live so far away – he and Natalie have been to Cumbria many times and it has always been a special place for them.
Barry’s has been running a community centre for the last 7 years working in partnership with various local groups. He helped set up 2 churches among the Portuguese community on the island, and even learned to surf to outreach to surfers.
Both Barry and Natalie are looking forward to joining us and leading us into new things.