Romans 15:6 (ESV)
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Rev Canon Dave started church life early - as a choirboy at Pershore Abbey. But his life turned to the world in his teens as he travelled the globe, spending 25 years in the music industry.
He came to faith as an adult, was awarded a Master‘s Degree in Applied Theology from the University of Chester in 2012 and ordained shortly thereafter. Amongst his varied ministry activities in the Kingdom he has produced two worship albums, and served on missions to Kenya and Rwanda.
He is the Director of Care for local health and wellbeing services, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, a psychotherapist and care leader; attending parliament in 2019 as best practice representative for the Parliamentary review. He is a pastor, teacher, theologian, worship leader and song writer - with a heart to see people saved, and grow in their purpose in Christ.
Rev Canon Pete was saved as an adult, over 20 years’ ago, and with his wife, Wendy, spent several years living and working in Kenya - establishing a school and food programme for local children. They still return annually to support the ministries they established and partnered with during their many years of mission.
In returning to the UK, they established and led, for many years, a successful family church plant, which continues to thrive in the region, before joining the team at the Church of St Leonard in 2023.
In the secular world, Canon Pete is a teacher - and in church life he is a pastor, preacher and song writer. Canon Pete also serves as a trustee for the Order of St Leonard (of which the Church is a member) and leads the Order’s international mission board.
Bishop David recently celebrated 50 years in Christian ministry. He was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 2016, for services to the community of Solihull.
Throughout his ministry, Bishop David has been known for his prayers for the sick, his powerful preaching of the gospel, and his continuing vision for unity. He trains, and also serves, as an NHS chaplain, and continues to connect with people through his work, preaching and teaching.
He has authored many books on challenging Christian subjects and his latest book ‘The Fading Doctrines of Jesus Christ‘ is the focus of recent bible study groups.
Widely considered a father of the faith, he supports other churches and ministries in their development and has vowed to never retire in his service to the Lord and His people.
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Mandy completed her theological education at Harvard University, focussed on exegesis and the four senses of scripture; ideally placed to teach within the modern monastic expression at the Church of St Leonard.
She also holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and Leadership, and post-graduate qualifications and accreditations in psychotherapy, philosophy and ethics. In dally life she leads a significant mental health organisation, and also lectures on leadership, theology and wellbeing. She has authored and co-authored seven books, contributed to many journals and is an influential speaker and advocate in the field of wellbeing.
Married to Canon Dave, they share a love of teaching scripture, and discipling new Christians. They were both baptised, at the Church of St Leonard.
Wendy has been leading church ministries for over two decades, including spending many years establishing and working within the school and food programme she established in Kenya alongside her husband, Canon Pete.
She is a compassionate pastor, with a wealth of experience in supporting people from all walks of life and delights in encouraging and discipling people in their journey to Christ.
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Melanie is a chaplain and worship leader, and has served in church ministry for over 30 years.
She also works in mental health care management and is a qualified counsellor..
In her teens, she spent time in Tanzania ministering and supporting Christian aid projects, and for the last three decades has been a faithful worship leader.
Her chaplaincy work extends to many locations, she has ministry giftings in worship and prayers for the sick, and is both an encourager and compassionate supporter of those in need.
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Andrew is an anointed worship leader - an incredibly gifted yet humble worshipper, he leads the congregation directly and sensitively into the presence of the Lord, and always under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
Andrew is involved with global worship ministry - also teaches music - and the Church of St Leonard holds a special place in his heart to serve the Kingdom.
Bishop Anthony led the ministry team at St Leonard’s for 18 years (9 years as bishop) retiring in 2019. He was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Theology from Manchester University in 1998. In 2006 he obtained the degree of Master of Religious Arts and in June 2006 he received the degree of Doctor of Sacred Literature. In 2017, Bishop Anthony received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Masters International University of Divinity. He is honoured here for his faithful service to the Kingdom