Holding Plant

The Church Leadership 

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Rev Mandy Rhodes
Minister  

Rev Amanda (Mandy) Rhodes became the Pastor here in September 2019, after being the Associate Minister at Dorchester Baptist Church, Dorset. She has a passion for God’s word and sharing the love of God with people of all ages. She is married to Lee and they have two children, one at University in Cheltenham and one at Salford University. She likes cake.

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Julian Shackleton
Secretary  

Julian Shackleton joined the leadership team in 2019. He is actively involved in both community and church activities. He is a bit of a fitness fanatic and regularly visits his local gym and swimming pool. He and his wife have a love of the outdoors and enjoy fell walking in both the Snowdonia and Lake District national parks. He also very much enjoys spending time with his family including two young grandsons.

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Randolph Hill
Treasurer

Randolph Hill joined the leadership team in 2019 as church Treasurer. He has been retired a number of years but was previously a chartered accountant working in industry. He and his wife, Tina, have been a part of the congregation at SBC for over 30 years. They have 2 children, James (Jim) and Marianne and 7 grandchildren who they enjoy spending time with. He has always been keen on sport and still plays at his local tennis club. He also enjoys walking and cycling to stay fit, reading and playing the violin with the local U3A orchestra.

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Maggie Brown
Deacon

Maggie was elected onto the deaconate in August 2021.

After spending many rewarding years teaching primary school children, both in multi-racial schools in inner city Birmingham and also at the Children’s Hospital, Maggie has now retired. She married

Robert in 2018 and moved to Stratford-Upon-Avon. She is keen that Stratford Baptist Church works towards becoming an eco-Church and she also oversees Prayer. She enjoys gardening, walking, the

theatre and meeting up with family and friends.

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Colin Voice
Deacon

Colin and his wife Fran moved to Stratford upon Avon in 2019 having served for 10 years as the Pastor of an Evangelical Church in Surrey. They have been involved in Christian ministry for over 40 years and are delighted to be able to bring something of their experience to SBC. They have two daughters and two grandchildren. Their daughter Naomi is serving the Lord in Zambia while the rest of their family live in Stratford and attend Holy Trinity Church.

Colin’s interests are photography, drawing and arts and crafts in general. He likes singing, and trying his hand at a few musical instruments. He likes American Gospel and Country music. Spending time with family. Oh, and most things Disney.

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Matt Walker
Deacon

Matt was elected onto the deaconate in August 2021.  He is a Chartered Surveyor and an Associate at a firm providing commercial services to the construction, rail, utilities and nuclear sectors.  In his spare time Matt enjoys landscape photography, Lego, DIY and a good BBQ.  He is married to Mary and they both enjoy visiting family, walking and exploring new places, including visiting National Trust properties. Matt & Mary oversee IT, Media and Communications within church.