Deacons

Malcolm Cassam  Send email

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Turner  Send email

Peter is married to Sue and they have three children and four grandsons.Peter grew up in Crowborough but has lived in Rusthall for many years. He is a Chartered Surveyor and a partner in a firm based in Crawley.

His hobbies include country walks and photography.

He is responsible for coordinating the publicity of Church events and preparation of the weekly bulletin. Peter and Sue are members of The Gideon’s International and Peter especially enjoys speaking at school assemblies .

One of his favourite verses is Ephesians 2 v 8  “ For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God “

Steve Baldwin   Send email

I am married to Jenny, and have 4 grown up children, and 1 grandaughter.
As I am by trade a carpenter and kitchen fitter, the obvious responsibilies I have in our church is to do with the buildings and maintenance.
However I am thankful at Forest Fold we see the" church" as the group of people who meet together. The buildings are for the comfort and ease of that purpose. We believe that people are more important than things.
I am also concerned to help those in need. Especially the financial needs of those who meet with us. We pray most of all though for peoples spiritual needs to be met, and Jesus Christ to be first in their lives. This ultimately will bring glory to God!
Away from work and church I enjoy walking and gardening.

Alan Hare      Send email

Without Me you can do nothing” (John 15.5) is a favourite verse of Alan’s and he and Jean are constantly amazed at God’s goodness to them and their family.   

With a career in banking, followed by running his own financial services company, and numerous charity financial responsibilities it is not surprising that the Church asked Alan to be the Treasurer some years ago.  He and Dave Bishop also have overall diaconate responsibility for the care of people and Alan is also directly involved in many of the charities and overseas churches which Forest Fold supports - with a particular passion for older people and prison work. 

In addition to having time with their large family, Jean and Alan enjoy walking and, for Jean especially, training guide dog puppies.

Roger Dickinson  Send email 

Roger and his wife Ruth moved to Crowborough in the mid 1990's. They are richly blessed with two married daughters and 7 grandchildren who all attend the Church.

As a retired Banker, Roger felt it a real privilege to be asked, in the early 2000's, to take on the responsibility for maintaining the Church financial records, including the HR element.

We enjoy long walks by the sea and gardening.

Roger is amazed at God’s everlasting love through His Son who is “interceding for us” as expressed Romans 8 v 31 to 39.

 

John Hitchcock    Send email 

John’s main responsibilities within the church are leading the afternoon Sunday school and supporting the morning Sunday school. He is also involved with the practical aspects of church life. John is married to Marilyn, and they have 4 children... and far too many chickens! He is a self employed joiner and enjoys his work in designing and creating. 

Inspirational verse: the Son of man came not to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.   Matt 20 v28

 

 

Rob Hook       Send email 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Bishop         Send email 

David’s church responsibilities include caring for people, mission and Cyprus support as well as looking after anything with wires or batteries attached. David and his wife Anne have been blessed with 5 children and 7 grandchildren. He  works as an engineer involved in the storage of fruit and vegetables which has given him the privilege of travelling around the world, often meeting with fellow Christians. He enjoys photography and grows the occasional cucumber. One of David's favourite Bible verses is from Eph 2v 13...But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ