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Revd Ian Forsyth
Day Off: Saturday

Pastoral Responsibility for:

Great Billing
Towcester Road

I was born in Glasgow and moved to Guildford in Surrey when I was five years old. I grew up attending a Baptist Church in Guildford and my very first job was working in a bakery putting jam in doughnuts. Following school, I had the privilege of working in the architectural world as an architectural technician before training for ministry and completing a theology degree in Belfast.

Over the years I have spent some time teaching as well as being in involved in a number of different churches, developing small group work and community projects including managing a reconciliation project in Belfast following my time at Bible College. One of my passions is to see the church grow and develop in the twenty first century however there are many challenges in the church today. By focusing on discipleship and encouraging people to read the Bible and to share what they have discovered, helps each of us to grow as followers of Jesus.

Photography has been a hobby for most of my life and I now focus on taking fun pictures, particularly of our grandchildren. I have an eclectic taste in music and enjoy walking and gardening. I have always said I will never write a book; however, I am writing electronic diaries for our three sons and seven grandchildren where I share memories and include many family photographs.

I am currently working as a presbyter in the Northampton Methodist Church having responsibility for four worshipping communities and work as a mission enabler, across all the worshipping communities in the circuit.