St Pauls Dorking

 

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Pastoral Team

 

Everyone experiences times of loss, crisis, or particular need when extra pastoral support is helpful.  
 
St Paul's Pastoral Assistants have been trained by the Diocese of Guildford in order to be able to offer specific support during times of need. A visit from a Pastoral Assistant can be arranged by contacting the church office and leaving your name and number. All details are treated confidentially.
 
For further details about Pastoral Care and Counselling please contact Ruth Cornish, the Pastoral Co-ordinator via the church office on 01306 743378


 
         
 
Anne Draper Feb 2019
Anne Draper
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Jane Hall
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Ruth Cornish
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Adam Tucker
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Maggie Hill
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Maggie White
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Val Praud
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      Moya Weeks
Amanda Tucker Jan 2019
Amanda Tucker
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Steve Goddard
   
 

Ann Draper
Two of the things I love to do are walking and travelling.   I have had the great joy of travelling to many countries often to see friends or relations.
I have been a Primary teacher for most of my working life, spending many of them at St. Paul’s Primary School.  I also taught in Tanzania as a CMS missionary for a short time.
I have been a volunteer for the Brigitte Trust, supporting people with life threating illnesses.  Pastoral work has always been important to me and I am a trainer on the Pastoral Assistants Diocesan Course. I also am a trained Spiritual Director.  I find it a great privilege and joy to travel alongside people at special times of their lives, knowing God is with us.

Jane Hall
Married with two adult children who are both engaged. Retired & active Ex-P.E. Teacher.  Ran local tennis coaching business for 25 years.  Interests - The Arts, visiting new places, volunteering at a Dorking charity shop.  Love being involved with HOLIDAY @ HOME based at the URC in the summer.  Experienced family member with alzheimers and the effects this has on YOU and the rest of the family - IT'S  TOUGH.

Ruth Cornish
Married with three children and various pets! She was a nurse for many years before having a family and now works part time currently in a secondary school. Ruth has lead the pastoral team for the past few years and enjoys supporting the pastoral assistants as they offer this valuable ministry to the Church family and beyond. Ruth enjoys reading, painting and crafts in her spare time and is looking forward to travelling more in the future.

Adam Tucker
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Married with 3 young children.  He became a Christian in his 30’s and spent many years prior to that searching for God in unhelpful places. He has personal experience of mental health issues and therapy and is drawn to those who struggle and want to be real in their faith.  He has been involved in Father Heart, Besom, youth worth, and prayer ministries and hopes that in experiencing God himself in difficult times he will be able to assist those who are going through them. He is probably the only male ‘of a certain age’ in Dorking who isn’t into cycling in some form, though relishes a DIY project, spending time with family and friends and walking the dog.

Maggie Hill
Married with four children and nine grandchildren. I have lived in Dorking for the majority of my life and attended Dorking Grammar School (now Ashcombe School). I have worshipped at St Paul's Church for 25 years and been privileged to be part of the pastoral team for 15 years. My personal and pastoral experience covers all forms of abuse, bereavement, dementia, redundancy and family crises. 

Val Praud
Married to Greg, who I met and married at St Pauls.I love children and have been involved with various youth groups at Church over the years and am currently loving helping with the SPOT group [St Pauls One to Three] I am a co-leader of an amazing homegroup. I worked for a long time at Friends Provident/Friend Life/Aviva, worked for 4 years as a teaching assistant and am currently working part time for a company providing support for elderly people who have chosen to stay in their own homes. In my spare time I like to travel and to sing. I am a member of the Show Choir in Dorking  I have taken part in a few of the World Church trips to Kenya and more recently to Paris. I have been a Pastoral Assistant for 13 years and love to give the gift of a listening ear to people who need support.

Moya Weeks 
Moved to Dorking in 2017 and just love being here. I trained as a pastoral assistant whilst being a member of St Peter’s church in Walton on the Hill which is a role I really enjoy. I believe that God called me to listening ministries and in my time have helped with rehabilitation counselling, the Samaritans and Victim support. Now in my mid-seventies I am just working as a PA and am beginning to feel really at home at St Paul’s.
I have 2 daughters living in Dorking and Reigate (how lucky am I?) and 6 grandchildren so I really enjoy being with them and they, together with Digby, my dog,  keep me reasonably active.

Amanda Tucker
Married and has 3 young children.  She and her husband moved to Dorking after having their first child. Originally from Scotland, she then lived in London for around 12 years (spending 15 months of that time traveling in New Zealand and Asia). After being intrigued by a christian family she met while traveling, she did an Alpha course (an introduction to Christianity) in her mid 20s and had a life changing realisation that God is real. Having previously work as an Executive Assistant in the corporate and charity sectors, she has been a stay at home mum for a few years now. As well as helping people through life's challenges as a pastoral assistant, she volunteers working with people struggling with addictions and with teenagers at a local high school. 

Steve Goddard 
Married to Heather for more than 40 years, and we have 3 grown up boys. I came to faith as a teenager, and I was a project manager for most of my working life. Since retirement, I have been volunteering for Tearfund. Heather and I have been at St Paul's Church for many years, and served in various roles. I trained as a Lay Pastoral Assistant in 2013/4, and have had the privilege of listening to and walking alongside people of faith and people of no faith. In our spare time, we see our families, and we love to travel and do lots of walking and photography.



 

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