This week we meet Chris Stead who serves across the Mossley Hill Team Ministry
Bishop Richard recently licensed 16 new Readers, who now serve across the Diocese of Liverpool. Many of them have chosen to share their stories with us. This week we meet Chris Stead, who serves the Mossley Hill Team Ministry.
Chris was born in Whitby, Yorkshire and moved to Liverpool in 1975. He married Christine in 1978 and they have two grown-up children. Chris has been attending All Hallows in Allerton for nine years after several years at an independent church and he works as a practice manager in a GP surgery after being self-employed in IT.
Chris says: “I commuted to London weekly for 11 years – returning to a more normal mode of working allowed me to start Reader training. In the Mossley Hill Team, of which All Hallows is a part, we run Alpha courses regularly, for people enquiring about the Christian faith; for people wanting to find out more about Christianity and for people thinking about marriage or baptism.
“In addition to the usual Reader tasks of leading services and preaching, I will be involved in developing and teaching some of these courses. I’ve been a Christian all my adult life, having come to realise not only that God exists but also that he was interested in me personally.
“I wanted to become a Reader so that I’d have the opportunity to grow in my faith and also to share with others the good news that we can hope in Christ.”
Inspired by Chris?
Come along to one of our Reader taster sessions in the New Year:
13th February 2012
24th February 2012