Staff and Elders Pages

Hannah Boadle

Hannah Boadle Youth Worker Hannah is married to Jonathan. They have two children, Noah and Daisy, as well as a Labradoodle called Ted. Hannah is thankful for her upbringing in a Christian home and decided to follow Jesus at a young age. She studied Youth Work at both Nottingham Trent University and The University of […]

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Brian Maiden

Brian Maiden Elder (retired) Brian was born and grew up in a Christian family in Carlisle. After studying theology in London he worked for a while with students with UCCF and then pastored a church in Stockport for 18 years. He came to Kendal in 1997 and was pastor at Parr Street Church until his

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Simon Gregory

Simon Gregory Assistant Minister Simon is married to Jenny, and together they have three children: Josiah Hannah and Grace. He grew up locally in Burton in Kendal and became a Christian as a teenager. After going to University in Newcastle, where he met and married Jenny, they both returned to Kendal and have loved becoming

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Joel Higson

Joel Higson Associate Pastor Joel was privileged to grow up in a loving Christian home. However, it was during his time at Moorlands Church in Lancaster that many of the implications of the gospel clicked into place. From there he moved to Carlisle Baptist Church to be a Ministry Trainee then Youth, Children’s and Families

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John Cooke

John Cooke Elder John was born and brought up in Yorkshire but has lived in Kendal for the past 30 years. He became a Christian in his 20s and works as a lawyer. He is married, has four children, and in his spare time John plays the trombone badly with a local brass band. During

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Paul Baxendale

Paul Baxendale Pastor Paul is the Full-time Teaching Elder and devotes most of his time to teaching the Bible to the church family at Parr Street. He is married to Jane and they have two adult sons, Peter and Stephen. Paul trained for the ministry at Ridley Hall in Cambridge. After serving as an Assistant

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Edwin Addison

Edwin Addison Elder Edwin is married to Elaine, has three grown-up children, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren! He grew up on a farm nine miles north of Kendal and became a Christian as a boy through the persevering witness of godly parents. After a year in Africa he worked for many years with adults

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