|Meet the Team|
|Rev Sue Keegan von Allmen - Superintendent Minister|
|I have come to Chandlers Ford after 10 years in the centre of London and 9 years in Hertfordshire, and as well as being a minister in this church, I am also the Superintendent Minister of the Winchester, Eastleigh and Romsey Circuit.
I trained as a teacher, but then worked as a community worker, before getting involved in mission education in the church. I have always been passionate about justice and peace in this country and overseas. In my last appointment I was involved with work with people experiencing homelessness, poverty and trauma. And my last job before I became a minister, was in a mission agency which supported churches around the world, to bring fullness of life to the communities they served.
When I became a minister in a local church, and later a superintendent, I wanted to continue to do this. God’s longing for all people and creation - wherever we live – is that we should experience life in all its fullness. And that was what I experienced when I became a committed Christian in my early 20s. My life changed, and it continues to change as I learn more about myself, God and God’s world. It’s an exciting journey to be on that I want other people to share.
I hope by sharing in the life of Chandlers Ford Methodist Church – whether you’re a committed Christian or just exploring this website – you’ll discover God’s purposes for you.
Click here to email Rev Sue Keegan von Allmen.
|Rev Ruth Fry - Minister|
|I was appointed to serve as Co-Minister at Chandlers Ford in September 2020.
I’m married to Adrian and we have a son Harvey who is 16.
We moved to this area from Birmingham four and a half years ago.
Hampshire feels very much our home now although we still miss a Balti at the weekend after a trip to Villa park!
I love all kinds of music and I play flute, piano and any number of other percussion instruments from djembe to Samba drums.
For me it is a privilege to have been called by God to serve the people of Chandlers Ford. |
Day off Monday
Telephone 01962 882 828
Click here to email Rev Ruth Fry.
|Susan Gulliver - Lay Pastoral Assistant to the Minister|
|I visit the housebound and the elderly on behalf of the Church and the minister. This includes visiting those who are in hospital and keeping in contact with any who can no longer get to church due to age or infirmity.|
Click here to email Susan Gulliver.
|Jane Padley - Lay Pastoral Assistant to the Minister|
|I have special responsibility for welcoming new people and younger families. I am also involved in leading the Mums and Minis group and a Family Youth Club for those on the autistic spectrum.|
Click here to email Jane Padley.
|Ellie Carter - Children, Youth and Families Worker|
|I am the church’s new Children, Youth and Families Worker where I have the privilege of being able to work with this generation through many different types of activities and groups that they might know more of Jesus and feel loved and welcomed into the family of God.
Click here to email Ellie Carter.
|Shaun Fletcher - Church Property Manager|
|My job is to plan for and carry out the maintenance and repair of the the fabric of the Church buildings. I also prepare and control the premises budget and have overall responsibility for caretaking and letting.|
Click here to email Shaun Fletcher.
|Barbara Ackroyd - Senior Steward|
|I am the Senior Steward who leads the other volunteer stewards who are responsible for preparing the Church for services. We steward for other events too, such as funerals and weddings and concerts. We also work with the minister on policies that affect the Church family.|
Click here to email Barbara Ackroyd.
|Katrina Neale - Church Administrator|
|I work, as my job title says, on the administration of the Church and also on room hire. My work includes:
Click here to email Katrina Neale.
|Jan Moring - Bookings Administrator|
|I normally work Wednesdays and Fridays, usually between 10.00am and noon. As we take most booking enquiries by email, our office hours do vary occasionally. If you wish to call in in person, for instance to view rooms to see if they are suitable for your needs, please email or phone ahead to arrange a mutually convenient time. We can then ensure someone can be here to assist you, ideally at a time when the room isn’t in use for another booking so you can have a look around.|
Click here to email Jan Moring.
|Keith Cole - Caretaker|
|I am usually on the premises early in the morning to clean and set up rooms ready for use. My hours are variable at present because of Covid and its effects on room hire.|