Reverend 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.

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 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, looking forward to my second appointment, to the Redhill & East Grinstead Circuit, where we have already been made to feel very welcome.

Rev. Gillian Baalham

AJ is grateful for a transfer from Bedford to Crawley B&Q, and we are enjoying finding our way round, wondering at the beauty of the area and the warmth of its people.

I look forward to spending time with you all, sharing life, faith and fellowship, and all the twists and turns of life as we each walk the road ahead of us.

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    Prayer Of The Day – A daily prayer form the Methodist Prayer Handbook

    • Monday, 15 Aug 2022
      on 15 August 2022 at 1:19 pm

      Grant us, O Holy Spirit, wisdom and understanding that we may receive your light; prudence and strength that we may persevere in faith; knowledge and awe that we may rest in you alone, fear and delight that we may rejoice in your love. Amen.Bonaventura (c.1217-1274)Loving Lord, help us to be faithful witnesses to the truth we have received from you. Sustain us as we seek to be a welcoming community open to all. Help us as we seek to bring a message of hope where there is fear, joy where there is sadness, and faith where there is doubt. Empower us by your Holy Spirit to share your love with the whole community by our words and our deeds. Amen.Richard Hall, Isle of Man District Chair