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Paul Braisdell

Paul writes
I was born in a small village just outside Wrexham, North Wales and grew up under the shadow of the Brymbo Steelworks, attending the local Methodist Chapel.

I started my working life as a chef, working in the Wrexham hospitals and then for 20 years in an Elderly People's Home. Having been a Local Preacher for many years it was in 2005 that I responded to God's call to train as a full time minister in the Methodist Church. After 2 years study at Wesley College, Bristol I was appointed to serve in the Chester circuit in 2008 and was ordained Iin Bognor Regis on a very hot July day in 2010. Since 2015 I have been here in Scunthorpe and I am certain that God brought me to this locality at the right time in my ministry.

I am married to Bronwen (who is a Local Preacher). Our son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren live in Dronfield and our daughter and son-in-law near Cambridge, so it is good to all be on this side of the country.

With my background in catering I see church as somewhere that should be welcoming to everybody and I believe that good hospitality is important in the life of the church. Jesus welcomed everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, and the church today should be no different.
I pray that you will find a welcome in all the churches of the circuit and through their work, worship and prayer you will be enabled to meet with Jesus.

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