Parish of Rhyl

Faith in Rhyl

  • St Thomas' Church
  • Russell Rd
  • Rhyl
  • Denbighshire
  • LL18 3LW

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Christopher Spencer

Spencer

I became a Christian when I was aged eleven years old in Leicestershire. Since then I have served in different churches, been on mission opportunities in the UK and abroad and worked in children’s, youth and church work. At the age of 12 I felt God call me to leadership ministry within the church and so I have explored this calling on my life. I felt my vocation drawing me to ordained ministry and at the age of 24 I began my full time studies at St. John’s College, Nottingham. Whilst studying there I got married to Emily and our first daughter Chloe was born. Chloe is now aged 8 and we have another daughter Leah who is aged 2. I left Nottingham and moved to Wiltshire to serve my curacy within the Church of England and was ordained Deacon.

In 2014 I had the opportunity to work as a Church and Community Worker for the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit and also as Associate Minister of St. Anne’s church, Oldland which is part of the Bristol Diocese. I have been working with eight churches in the East part of Bristol and served as a chaplain to a local heritage railway line at Avon Valley Railway.

 

Before being ordained, I had a range of jobs including working for the local government, landscape gardening and youth work with Youth For Christ (YFC). I have also served in Bristol as a trustee/Treasurer for Age UK South Gloucestershire, a SEN School Governor at a local primary school and took a group of young people to Moldova for a short-term mission trip with Youth With A Mission (YWAM).