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

Sunday 24th September
10.30am Prayer Series Service with Baptism led by Mr Eric Rowland
6.30pm 245 Revive with the speaker Rev Dave Martin

Monday 25th September
2.00pm Bible study at Costa Coffee
Tuesday 26th September
9.30–11.30am Kernow Credit Union.
10.00 - 12.00 Coffee Morning-Cornwall Hospice Care
Wednesday 27th September
9.00am-12.00 Chattabox for under 5’s. £1 per child
Thursday 28th September
10.00am- 12.00 The Stanbury’s drop in coffee morning - Tel: 777661.
7.30pm Church Council
Saturday 30th September
10am -2.00pm Gift Day
Sunday 1st October
10.30am Harvest Family Service with Mr John Hill
6.30pm Traditional Harvest Festival Service with Revd Steve Wild

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