St Paul's Methodist
Church, Crawley
Woodfield Road, Crawley, W Sussex
RH10 8ER

Rev Gillian Baalham 01293 201426
Deacon Jenny Parnell 01293 664696

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Our minister - Rev Gillian Baalham

Born in Rugby in Warwickshire, I have spent most of my adult life in East Anglia, where our immediate family still live, and where my wife, AJ, and I met. We moved to Bedford in 2013 as I was stationed to North Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit as a probationary minister.

AJ is very happy with her transfer from Bedford to Crawley B&Q, and we both love exploring the beauty of the area and appreciating the warmth of its people. This year has seen us celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary with a blessing at Trinity Methodist Church, Felixstowe – it was lovely to have new friends celebrating with us.

I’ve always been a Methodist, although it was a close call: Mum was Methodist and Dad Church of England – but it was Market Place Methodist Church in Rugby who offered an umbrella after their first visit for a very rainy walk to the station – and so it stuck! It took a long time to accept God’s call to ministry, and yet, here I am, enjoying my second appointment as Superintendent Minister of the Redhill & East Grinstead Circuit from September 2022.

It is a great privilege to spend time with you all, sharing fun, faith, fellowship, and all the twists and turns of life as we each walk the road before us.

Rev Gillian Baalham (01293 201426)






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