Introducing Lorraine Brown -Peak Park Rural Development Enabler.
I am pleased to be able to introduce myself as Deacon Lorraine Brown, The Peak Park Rural Development Enabler. I have been a Methodist Deacon for 12 years and spent 8 of those years stationed as the Director to Amelia Methodist Trust Farm, living and working on a Care farm project in the beautiful rural Vale of Glamorgan. So I have first hand experience of living and working in rural tourist areas. I now live in the park, in the village of Elton between Matlock and Bakewell. I have always enjoyed being outdoors, and for many years of my life, spent time playing in the Peak Park (walking, climbing, mountain biking etc).
My role serves three districts, Manchester and Stockport, Sheffield and Notts and Derby, so I have a large area to cover and lots of different people to work with. I meet frequently with the Superintendent ministers who have churches in the Peak to ensure I stay aware of any initiatives and possibilities.
As the Rural Development Enabler, I work closely with chapels in the Peak Park to help them explore new initiatives, focusing on their local context and asking the question “how can we best be church here?”
It is my hope that in time we will able to work together to explore ways to serve our communities and together build on what you already have – I am keen, but please bear with me, the area I cover is at least 550 square miles, and contains over 30 chapels. I thank you for the warm welcome that has already been extended to me and look forward to meeting and working with many more of you.
Please invite me to your meeting and events so I can get to know you. I can be contacted on email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You might be interested in a project I have just completed in the village of Tissington, Derbyshire. Just click on the book below