Our minister - Rev Ralph Ward

Welcome to our church at St Pauls. My name is Ralph Ward, and I am the minister. I’m married to Adele and we have two grown up daughters, Sally and Phoebe. The latest addition to our family is our grandson Cassian, who arrived in 2017. I grew up in the market town of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, and became a Christian at the age of 20; neither my wife nor I come from Christian families but met with the Lord in our late teens. I’ve been a minister in the Methodist Church for over 20 years now, prior to which I worked as a professional musician. Before that I was an officer in the Merchant Navy.

You can still hear my Lincolnshire accent, which was made all the more Northern during my first ministerial appointment up in the Pennines on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border. But in 2001 we moved south, serving the Lord in East Dorset followed by South Devon, from where we moved to East Grinstead in 2016.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing the Good News of Jesus with you.
God bless

To contact Ralph  phone 01342 325877 email