Welcoming the Revd Malcolm Jones… an introduction

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After 11 happy years in Nottingham my family moved to Launceston in the summer of 2010. We met many members of the church last November when Jude, my wife and Charis our youngest daughter came to visit the area. Jude is a Chartered Physiotherapist who is currently a Senior Business Manager for a national Occupational Health Company.

 

We also have an eldest daughter Abbie (aged 21) who is studying abroad for part of her language degree at Queen Mary’s University London. She started in Germany and is now working as a TA in Argentina. Our middle child, Mitchell (20) is in his 2nd year at MMU Cheshire in Crewe doing a Drama degree. Also we will be accompanied by our two dogs, Pips and Dylan as well! The two chickens are staying behind as we cannot see a car journey to Cornwall with them in the back!

 

I was born in Manchester (one brother and one sister) and also lived in Sheffield in my youth where I did my first degree in material sciences. Jude and I bridged the North South divide as she is from London.

 

After my first degree I worked as a lab technician at a boarding school, it was during this time that I felt I was being called to the Ministry. After a year of pastoral work at my home church I began Ministerial training in 1983 at Wesley College, Bristol, combining a Theology and Religious Studies degree and two years placement at a local village church. During this time I met Jude and we were married not far away in Barnstaple, North Devon at the Baptist Church there.

 

After a month of married life we moved to Shetland – a new life, job, house, and culture. Peat cutting, beautiful scenery and gale force winds are abiding memories, as well as the birth of Abbie (in Aberdeen) and Mitch (in Lerwick).

 

Our next appointment was at Great Ayton in North Yorkshire where I had three churches to care for. Great Ayton was a good young family church and we spent eight really happy years there.

 

Although we never thought we would go to suburbia, we were called to Nuthall near Nottingham in 1999 and God has really blessed us during that time. We enjoyed our time in Nuthall with its’ many youth and family activities, but know it is now right to move on and we look forward to meeting you all in the Launceston area. A final thought… please bear with us while we try and get names and places right!

God Bless
Malcolm

 

We pray that Malcolm and Jude's time with us here in Launceston will be blessed


Diary Dates

Friday 23rd February
7.30pm Barn Dance at Eagle House
Sunday 25th February Second Sunday in Lent
10.30am Morning Service with Mr Eric Rowland
6.30pm 245 Revive with Mr Chris Clarke

Monday 26th February
2.00pm Bible study at Costa Coffee
7.30pm Property & Finance committee meeting
Tuesday 27th February
9.30-11.30am Kernow Credit Union.
10am-12.00 Coffee Morning - Bible Society
12-2pm Bible Society hot lunch
7.30-9pm Lent Prayer Course Epworth Room
Wednesday 28th February
9.00-11.30am Chattabox for under 5’s - £1 per child
2.30pm Wednesday Fellowship with Revd Howard Curnow
Thursday 1st March
10am–12.00 The Stanbury’s drop in coffee morning - Tel: 777661.
10.30am Ladies Friendship Group, Talking Donkey
7.30pm Film Night
Sunday 4th March Third Sunday in Lent
9.30am Family Service Church Breakfast
10.30am Family Service with Mr Eric Rowland
3.00pm World Missions Event with Dr Andrew Dye
6.30pm No Service


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