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Calderdale Methodist Circuit : Meet the Team – Circuit Stewards

Andrew Jacobs
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Read about Andrew on his Local Preacher's Page

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Elaine Manship
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Elaine has lived in Sowerby Bridge for over 20 years with her husband and two children. She attends St Paul's Church in the town and has served as a Church Steward there before becoming a Circuit Steward 3 years ago. She has sat on the DPC and is currently Administrator for the District Safeguarding Advisory Group. Elaine works full time as administrator for the Calderdale Education Welfare Team. She has one granddaughter and loves spending as much time as possible with her. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening and flower arranging.

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David Miller

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Martyn Dowell, Senior Circuit Steward
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Martyn is a member of Central Methodist Church, Brighouse, where he is a member of the Church Council and is involved in a number of church activities. He is a graduate of Liverpool University where he was one of the first students to obtain a computer science degree. He worked for many years in the Computing Laboratory at Bradford University where he obtained a computer science doctorate. He retired in 2003 after working for the last twenty five years of his career at a European Commission research centre in northern Italy where he was in charge of a research unit working on cybersecurity and antifraud technologies. He is married, has three sons and lives in Lane Head Brighouse with his wife Margaret (who he met at Trinity Methodist Church, Brighouse Youth Club in 1962). He likes watching cricket (he was a member of the Italian club cricket championship winning team in 1983-87) and travelling (often to Italy to visit his two Italian/English grandchildren).

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Michael Nicholl, Circuit Steward reponsible for 'Finance'
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Michael is married to Jane and has two children (Mark living in Brighouse and Catherine in Sheffield) and four grandchildren. He was born in and has always lived in Halifax and is a Chartered Accountant, having worked with the same local professional firm since leaving school at 18.

When grandchildren permit Michael is interested in most sports. But now only as a spectator! He is a lifelong supporter of Halifax Town AFC (now FC Halifax Town).

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Roy Sykes
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Roy is a retired textile design executive, and when he is not engaged in Church activities, he sings with the Halifax Choral Society (soon to be 200 years old), and All Souls Operatic Society. He is a member of the Halifax Probus club and is a Learning Link Tutor at Calderdale College. He has attended Ebenezer Methodist Church for over 60 years. His immediate family (parents, sister, himself and nephews and niece) have given a total of over 140 years of service to the Boys' Brigade movement in Halifax.

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Tricia Astwood

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Leslie Webster

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