Led by Rev. David Wood
The Ministry Team meet regularly to discuss current issues and pastoral matters, to pray, to be envisioned and to hear God's heart for our church.
Simon has just finished a DNA leadership training programme. He found Jesus after seeing a man with a cross walking past his house a few years ago. Simon, and his wife Jeanette, love Jesus and seek to share their love for Him with anyone they meet.
Sheila was a biochemist working in the NHS and is now a qualified counsellor and the Director of Orpington Christian Counselling Service. Sheila brings a pastoral heart and many years of counselling experience to the Ministry Team as well as heading up our Messy Church Team together with her husband Phil. In her spare time she enjoys bird watching, craft work, Star Trek and psychology.
Working in local government and married to teacher Wendy, Chris is an anointed and prophetic worship leader. Chris and Wendy lead one of our housegroups.
Maynard who comes from the USA and is married to Joan. They are both pharmacists and are very pastoral caring people, who have an almost permanently open home and lead one of our housegroups.
As well as everything else that he does, Mike has an anointing to lead in our services. Mike is married to our pianist Val.
Married to Cindy, Johann hails from South Africa. He is a physics teacher at a secondary school and is part of our worship group as a trumpet player. He loves sport, especially rugby and cricket and in his spare time he likes playing tennis and golf.
Led by Chris Howard
Under the able and sensitive leadership of Chris Howard, our worship group lead us into the presence of God, during our services. With several gifted leaders and musicians, we are privileged to enjoy good strong worship by those who do not seek to entertain us or to promote themselves but to stand back and let the Holy Spirit work. Our main leaders are Alex, Steve, Jude, Val and Alan, who are backed up by a good vocal and instrumental team.
Led by Mike Ruffhead
The team oversee all Administration (Becky Brown), the Audio Visuals team (Simon Brown), Building Programme team (Mike Ruffhead), Catering team (Jeanette Swift and Lisa Bryan), Cleaning team (Bob & Jill Mumford) Finance team (Pat Howes), Gardening team (everyone), Maintenance team (Vic Harvey) and Security (Mike Ruffhead)
Audio Visual Team
Ably run by Simon Brown, who is gradually bringing us into the twenty first century with new technology.
Lisa Bryan, Jeanette Swift and Bronja Livett.
Bob & Jill Mumford do most of the cleaning with a very small team – volunteers are always welcome.
Run and updated by Phil Simmons.
The Building Projects Team
Led by Mike Ruffhead
Vic Harvey, Mike Ruffhead and Bob Mumford are often to be found at the church, painting, decorating or generally fixing things! And are also part of the Planning team for the new Building Project.
Led by David Wood
The team organise Christmas, Easter, the Summer Programme and any other special events.
Music for special occasions: Alan Howes and Val Ruffhead
Decorations: Becky Brown, Val Ruffhead
Prayer Room Team
UCB Prayer line. We have a room which is used as a telephone answering service. Anyone wanting prayer can phone in and there will be someone there to talk to.
There is usually an interactive prayer room organised in the week leading up to Pentecost.
The front and surround of the church is the responsibility of everyone.