The Pastor

Rev. Daniel Parkes ~ Pastor

Dan is originally from about as far as you can get from the sea in England but he has lived in various parts of the country.  Exotic locations include the Black Country, the rural idyll of Rutland and the modern city of Milton Keynes.  Prior to full time Christian leadership he pursued a career in digital mapping and data management within the public sector (basically making pretty pictures on a computer for local government).  Dan has a passion for worship and seeing all-ages engaging within the life of the church and being effective disciples.

The Leadership Team

Maureen Dow ~ Secretary

Maureen is a lifelong "Sangrounder" and has many connections in Southport and the region.

Robert Poole ~ Treasurer

Rob has a great head for numbers (which is probably just as well) and has support organisations such as the Baptist Union and Northern Learning Community.

Mary Brocklehurst ~ Deacon

Mary is a musical theatre stalwart and can be found supporting the Houghton Players latest productions.

John Cross ~ Deacon

John is a Cumbrian lad who headed south and didn't get any further.

Gareth Potter ~ Deacon & Safeguarding Trustee

Gareth is another local and has served as head teacher of several primary schools across Merseyside.

The Church Life Team

Kim Parkes ~ Designated Person For Safeguarding

Kim originally hails from the Potteries but since meeting her husband Dan in Bath has joined the adventure of experiencing different parts of the country.  A primary school teacher by background she has experience of a variety of school settings, including one in the middle of an RAF base.


Lesley Cottier ~ Deputy Designated Person For Safeguarding

Information about Lesley

Kathryn Dow ~ Junior Church And Toddler Group Leader

Information about Kathryn

Lesley Hibell ~ Junior Church Leader

Information about Lesley