Phil is a retired Maths teacher, married to Ollie and has 4 grown up children. He was appointed elder in the late 1980s. He preaches, leads a house group, is a member of the worship team and represents the church in its wider context with the other local churches. He is hugely proud of his roots in Macclesfield, Cheshire. In spite of this, he is a keen supporter of Rotherham Titans. He also enjoys fishing.
Ben is married to Hannah, they have 2 sons called Reuben & Seth and a dog called Barnie. Ben heads up the worship team and is also a house group leader. He recently started up a technical solutions company and has a degree in sound engineering. He enjoys climbing, walking and generally being outdoors. Ben got his first drum kit when he was 2 years old!
Rob graduated from Sheffield university and moved to Aston when he first got a job as a secondary school teacher. He is married to Jennie and has two sons, Alex and Thomas. In church, he regularly plays in the worship group and preaches. In his free time, he enjoys geocaching, reading, cooking and spending time with his family. He speaks French, and enjoys travel.
Carol has lived in Swallownest and Aston all her life. She is married to Nev and they have two married daughters and two grandchildren. She’s been part of the church since she was a child and has been church secretary for the last five years. Carol enjoys trying different food and will eat almost anything except olives and porridge!
Pat has been married to Fred for over 50 years and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren, and a dog called Roxy. She has been treasurer for the last 15 years. Pat enjoys gardening, dog walking, knitting, cross stitch and getting out and about in their caravan. Also, she likes to collect frogs (not real ones!)
Jan has 4 children and a few pets, actually too numerous to mention! She works at a local primary school as a teaching assistant where she also helps to run an early breakfast club. She also teaches dance after school, which along with music, is one of her passions. She is part of the worship team and one of the leaders of Junior church, and loves organising things like ‘Messy Church’.
George is married to Pauline, whom he met after starting to come to church following an Alpha course, and they subsequently got married at our church. They have 3 grown up children and 4 grandsons. He is part of the PA team and is the fabric officer at the church, with responsibility for the church building. George has recently learnt to sail and spends too much time at Ulley Sailing club, according to his wife!
Olivia was born in Bradford and moved to Sheffield in 2003 with her husband Dave. They now have two daughters, Bethany and Emily and live in Aston. Olivia runs Jack’s Theatre School in Catcliffe and works at the Lord’s School of Dance in Sheffield, she also does some freelance design and publishing work. At church Olivia is part of the worship team, singing and leading worship and designs publicity material for events.