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Meet our leaders...

Pastor Alison Bates

Pastor Alison Bates

Bill and Ali became pastors of what was 'New Life Church' in 1989 and in 2002 led the church into the C3 movement. Since Bill's death in 2004, Ali has continued to lead the church with the support of the great people in C3 Cheltenham. In 2010 a long standing dream was fulfilled as she led the church into its own building. She loves studying the word, preaching and teaching. There isn’t much in church life she hasn’t done over the years! Ali has 2 grown up children, is a perpetual student, and loves reading, all sorts of music and living in Cheltenham.

Julian & Lisa Simcox

Julian & Lisa Simcox

Julian and Lisa met in the church and married in 1991, they have 3 children and have been involved in most areas of church life over the years. They both work in local schools. Julian is recognised as an elder in the church and is a regular preacher on Sundays; together they play a significant role in the leadership of the church. They are actively involved in our men’s and women’s ministry as well as leading a Connect group.

Christian & Angie Walsh

Christian & Angie Walsh

Christian and Angie met and married in the church and have three children. Christian is a secondary school teacher and Angie an artist. They are involved in many aspects of the life of the church including cckids, youth, and preaching. Christian is recognised as an elder in the church, and a valued preacher.

Philip & Dawn Parr

Philip & Dawn Parr

Phil and Dawn met in the church and married in 1983, they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Phil and Dawn have been involved in most areas of church life over the years. Phil is a coffee roaster and Dawn works in a local school. Phil is recognised as an elder in the church and heads up the Worship ministry; together they play a significant role in the leadership of the church. They are actively involved in our Pastoral Care ministry as well as leading several Connect groups.