St Philip and St Paul with Wesley Leadership Team
Rev Marie-Anne Kent
Marie-Anne joined the team as the Methodist minister in September 2015. She is married to David, a plumber, and has two boys – Joshua and Samuel. This is her fourth appointment in the Methodist Church, having served in Maidstone, Crowborough and Tonbridge, all in the South East. She spends her spare time picking clothes up from the boys’ bedroom floor and finding things they have lost.
Rev Rachel Bray
Church of England Curate
Rachel was brought up in Toxteth in Liverpool, and after university lived in Aston, Birmingham for 12 years where she worked as an accountant and on church leadership teams. She and husband Dom have lived in Southport since 1998 with their 3 boys, now all grown up, and worshipped at PPW during all that time.
She was ordained in June 2021 and serves at PPW a non-stipendiary curate. She enjoys walking, watching sport and anything that means she can avoid housework!
Gail has attended PPW ever since childhood. She came to faith as a teenager and has worshipped there ever since. She taught in Sunday School for a while and then moved into playing the piano for services.
She is trained as a Nurse and loves her job caring for people and their families.
She loves singing and is involved in a local choir. She also enjoys going for walks and gardening.
I joined the PPW Leadership Team as a Steward a few years ago. I have been involved in church life at Wesley, Southbank Rd (where I was their first female church steward) and then at PPW for many years. I taught in Sunday club for several years, and now coordinate the Toddler Group. Working with children is something I treasure.
I am a people person and love welcoming people into our Church. I love to sing as part of the church Worship Group. It’s a way I can relax, and I also find it fulfilling, knowing we are worshipping God. And although I am not a gardener, I enjoy trying!
I have four lovely grandchildren who keep me in order, and dog sitting keeps me fit.
I never thought I would ever become a Steward again, but the Lord had other plans. My biggest challenge is learning modern technology.
Pete was born in Liverpool and spent all his working life in that city in the family business and as a teacher of mathematics. He attended Sheffield Polytechnic and Edge Hill University. Pete and his wife Val have two grown-up sons and came across to PPW from Wesley Southbank Rd Methodist Church.
He enjoys walking and socialising with friends and anything LFC.