A hello from Janet Aspey
|In September 2016 I moved to Altrincham to be the Superintendent minister of the Altrincham Circuit, and, although I was involved with all 4 churches in the circuit, my role at Timperley wasn’t one of direct involvement in the day-to-day aspects of the Church's life. Knowing that Ros Watson would be moving on in March 2019, I took over as the minister of Timperley.
This is just a small amount of information about myself and my family, by way of an introduction.
I have a husband, Malc (who you will be getting to know more of), 3 married children and 3 grandchildren.
As a child, I lived in Pickering, North Yorkshire and have also lived in Luton, Mobberley (Cheshire), Preston, Wigan, North Manchester, Radcliffe and Ipstones (not far from Alton Towers), the latter three as a Methodist Minister. I have always been a part of the Methodist Church and made a commitment to follow Jesus when I was 15, and it was only 2 years later when I felt that God was calling me to be a preacher. I have had various jobs – starting out as a bank clerk, running my own secretarial business, teaching IT in Further Education, child-minding and school administrator (dealing particularly with finance). I became a Methodist Minister in 2001 and, for the 5 years before coming here, was Superintendent of a circuit with 23 churches in it, most of which were rural – rather a contrast to being here.
I enjoy most forms of music, and play the piano, sing and occasionally play the guitar. I recently bought a clarinet, an instrument I used to play as a teenager, but I’m very rusty – it may be sometime before I allow anyone to hear!! I also enjoy photography, mainly landscape, though don’t get as much time to take photographs as I would like.
I love worship and also love helping other people to discover their gifts and how they might best use them. I’m also passionate about helping people to understand just how much God loves them and that following Jesus, whilst sometimes challenging, is also a huge amount of fun.
I’m looking forward to getting to know people in Timperley better, so please say hello and tell me your name if you bump into me.