Who's Who

A little bit about some of our members

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Reverend Simon Atkinson

Simon has been our pastor since September 2006 having moved from Long Whatton in Leicestershire with his family. Before coming into ministry he worked as a Practice Manager for a local Doctors surgery for 5 years and as a Branch Manager for 13 years with W H Smiths.

As well as leading the church he is the Chaplain to Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club and as a Chaplain he is a member of Sports Chaplaincy UK.

Geraint

Geraint Hughes

Geraint is the Church Treasurer.

Following a long career as a Librarian and Senior Manager in Devon's Public Libraries and School Library Service, Geraint is now bringing his experience to being our Church Treasurer. He works with a small team and is responsible for ensuring that the church's finances are stewarded well on behalf of the fellowship including accounts, banking, investments and assistance with fundraising.

He and his wife Katie have been members at Brixington since they arrived with their young family in 1991, and both are in the church worship group, where he keeps time on the drums as well as keeping the finances in order.

John

John Bussell

John is also an Elder.

John and his wife Glenis retired from teaching and moved to Exmouth in 2008.

John and Glenis head up the prayer life of the Church. Glenis is responsible for the Prayer Ministry Team. John brings over twenty years' experience as part of the leadership team of a large fellowship in Norfolk, as well as being part of a Church plant in his home town. He was also employed as a Christian counsellor in the High School in which he worked.

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Tricia Hill

Tricia is the Church Administrator.

Tricia became a Christian in her teens and was confirmed at her local church - Christ Church in Coventry by the Bishop of Coventry. At this church she was involved in the Campaigners which is a uniformed inter- denominational Christian youth organisation, where all leaders are Chrisitans.

Following a career in the WRNS - initially as a driver, she progressed through the ranks to finish her career in administration, undertaking a wide variety of senior management roles.

Tricia joined Brixington Community Church in 2008 and became a member of the church administration team in 2012. She was accepted into church membership in 2013.

Alwyn

Alwyn Galashan

Alwyn is the Deacon responsible for Ministry.

Alwyn moved to Exmouth in 2012, having studied and worked in Birmingham for many years where she had a career in personnel management, working in a variety of roles. Living by the coast is a welcome change from city life.

She has always been involved in a local church, and became a Christian in her teens.

Alwyn is the deacon responsible for Ministry and helps to lead one of the Growth Groups.

Jill

Jill Clark

Jill Clark - Safeguarding and Health & Safety Trustee

Jill is a retired teacher of Physical Education.  During her 40 year career she worked with both able and disabled young people helping them to lead challenging and accomplished lives to the best of their abilities.  Safeguarding training formed part of her professional life.

She has two sons and two grandchildren and has been a member of Brixington Community Church since 1995.  Jill has been involed with pastoral care throughout her membership, both leading and working within teams.

Her interests are various; Christian dance fellowhip of GB, reader for the Exmouth TN for blind listeners, gardening, hill walking, Pilates and snow skiing.

Bridget Day

Bridget Day - Catering and Housekeeping Trustee

Bridget was brought up in Lancashire and went to Liverpool University, where she became a Christian, having been a nominal church attender all my life.  She met John her husband and enjoyed more than fifty years of a life loving and caring for people as a mother of four, foster mother to many, Pastors wife, School Teacher and home maker in the Midlands and outer London and moved to Devon in 2012.

Following John's death she has become a Deacon with the responsiblity of Catering and Housekeeping.  Bridget also leads a midweek group (Growth Group) and is committed to the life of the church and its growth.

Eileen

Eileen

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Eric

Eric

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Glennis

Glennis

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Kay

Kay

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Tim

Tim

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Claire

Claire

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