We affirm that the Church's mission, in obedience to Holy Scripture, is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in every generation. We acknowledge that this is Good News for people regardless of their sex, race or sexual orientation. We believe that, in order to strengthen the Gospel's proclamation of justice to the world, and for the greater glory of God, the Church's own common life must be justly ordered. To that end, we call on our Church to live out the promise of the Gospel; to celebrate the diverse gifts of all members of the body of Christ; and in the ordering of our common life to open the ministries of deacon, priest and bishop to those so called to serve by God, regardless of their sex, race or sexual orientation.
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Helen & Malcolm met in Holy Week 1999, at St Marks Church, Harrogate, and were married there in February 2000.
Formerly a teacher, Helen now works at a doctors surgery, as a Clinical Coder & Summarizer and is a volunteer helper at The Acorn Centre. She is an accredited Methodist Local Preacher. [Helen was previously married to Stephen in 1976 and was widowed in 1998. Her daughter Beth was born in 1978 and Cathy was born in 1980.]
Malcolm has been a student nurse, civil servant, accounts manager, gallery & museums assistant and caretaker / steward. He paints and writes poetry when physical and emotional stamina permits and, since his marriage, delights in the creativity of cooking.
Helen is a voracious reader of novels and biographies; both of us enjoy wine, music, dvd's and quite simply hope "to be there" for people!
Helen has two daughters, Beth and Cathy, who we both love very much and are proud of.
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