Our Minister, Deacon Michelle Brocklehurst



"Hello, from Michelle and Tim Brocklehurst”

I have been asked to write a paragraph or two to introduce myself and Tim, so here goes...

We both grew up in Eccles and met at our local church.  Most of our family still live in Eccles so it's great that we can still see them regularly.

We have been married just over 5 years and have been living in Withington.  Tim has a daughter, Kate (who gets married to Stuart on 6th September) and a grandson, Harry.

I began my ministry as a probationer deacon in 2009 and was ordained at Linacre Mission Church in July 2011.  Before training to be a minister, I was a hospital pharmacist, managing clinical services at Pendlebury Children's Hospital.  Tim has a background in engineering but is now self-employed as a painter and decorator.  You might see him driving around the village in his blue van, signed as "Blue Badger Decorating".  I'll let him tell you where that name came from!

The things that we enjoy doing together are walking, holidays, gardening, classic cars and socialising with family and friends.  Tim is an avid supporter of Manchester City FC and has a season ticket for the Halle Orchestra.  He also enjoys anything to do with steam trains and cooking.  I enjoy eating Tim's cooking, knitting, going to music concerts and driving my car.

We are both settling well in Tottington and the manse is beginning to feel like home.  We want to thank you all for your warm welcome and we look forward to being part of Tottington Methodist and working together to discern what God might have in store for us.

God Bless,