Reverend Colin Emerson was born in Lincoln in September 1962. I grew up in Lincoln and attended Sunday school at the local Anglican church, where I was confirmed in my early teens.

I left school at eighteen and began a three month job in the local bakery, before gaining employment in the offices of British Telecom. I continued to work with them in Lincoln and then in Sheffield until I began training as a student minister.

In 1984, I married Carol, who is a born and bred Methodist. Two years after we married we moved to Sheffield and began attending the local Methodist church at Intake. Carol is currently working at The Arboretum School off Normanton Road. We have two daughters Rachael and Helen. Rachael graduated as a dentist and is living in Hessle (near Hull) with her husband, Simon. Helen is in her fourth year of a Geology based course at Durham University. We also have a dog by the name of Toby.

My ministerial training was in Bristol and on completing the training I was sent to Penryn, on the outskirts of Falmouth, in deepest Cornwall. In 1995 I was ordained in Westminster Central Hall. After Cornwall we were stationed in Harrogate and have just finished a five year stint in Goole, East Yorkshire. The Derby circuit is, therefore, my fourth station.

I am friendly and don’t bite, unless you get between me and a chocolate bar.  February 2015


Janet Cotton
I was previously a Steward for 16 years then had a 6 year rest.  I 've been back
in this post  as a joint Senior Steward and now as Senior Steward

I felt that God called me to return to stewarding and he has given me a chance to
serve the Church and congregation, because I have had so much support from
the Church that I feel it is my way of giving something back to my Church family.

I love gardening, dog walking and going out for meals February 2015

Julie Phillips
I have been a Steward for 5 years.  After 30 years working with the children I now enjoy welcoming people and being part of the Church congregation.

The Church family are friendly, welcoming and we love socialising together.

I enjoy zumba and  tap dancing.  I am a member of the WI and love walking and reading.
February 2015

Sue Griffiths
I have been a Steward for nearly 5 years and enjoy helping to prepare the Church in readiness for services.

Receiving positive comments at the end of the service is uplifting.

The Church family gives a lot of support in friendship and fellowship.

I enjoy reading, cooking and looking after my grandson.  February 2015

Neil Clarke
I have been a Steward at Borrowash for 3 years now but had previously been a Church Steward on two occasions at my previous church.  On reflection the role is quite different now as we are part of a Leadership Team within the church, encourage the Church in both spiritual and practical matters.

The Church family encourages participation  for all agesA wide variety of activites are available for everyone from Bible Studies, Fellowship Groups, Childrens activities and social events.  I particularly enjoy the social events when friends from the local community and families of our members join with us.

I enjoy going out for meals, visiting the theatre and cinema and exploring different areas of the country - particularly historic houses.  February 2015