I have recently returned to Priestly ministry after spending time teaching English on the Manor in Sheffield and in Bakewell. I am married to Fiona and have two sons, Christy and Finlay. I am committed to the idea of church providing a community that: is open, inclusive and welcomes all; is relevant to the context it finds itself in; allows people the space to question and grow in their spirituality; and is committed to social and environmental justice. In my spare time I enjoy going to the theatre and cinema, cycling and walking in the Peak District.
Tara Osborne, Children and Families Missioner
I am a passionate Christian who wants to see Gods kingdom grow full of children and families. I love doing action songs and getting messy doing crafts. I spend my time looking at new children's materials to help their faith grow. I love worship music and prayer stations. The vision I have for Crosspool is to see the different churches and all ages come together as one and rejoice in the Lord.
Brenda Nelson, Churchwarden
Brenda works as a practice nurse. A keen cyclist, Brenda has three very grown-up children and one grandchild.
Richard Wales, Churchwarden.
Richard 's skills as a surveyor means he's handy at scaling ladders and helping us keep our building shipshape. However he's also very much a people person, and he and his wife Liz are both members of our Pastoral Care Team.
Linda Furbey, Assistant Priest
Linda leads the pastoral care team at St. Columba’s and also works across the road at Manchester Road GP surgery as a Practice Chaplain. Married with two grown-up children, Linda recently became a grandmother. She enjoys sharing food with friends, painting and walking.
Steve Ellis, Reader
Steve and Sandra have four children and two grandchildren. A long term Crosspool resident, Steve has worked for the same company in Sheffield for nearly thirty years. Steve is closely involved with the Montgomery Arts and Christian Community Centre (formerly Sheffield Christian Education Council)