Team

rev ben

thorp

Minister

Sarah

Yang

Student Worker

Noël

Peacock

Session Clerk

Harry

Laird

Clerk to the Congregational Board and Acting Church Halls Convenor

Gordon

Penman

Treasurer

Christine

Crow

Drop-In Co-ordinator

Patrick

Smith

Prayer Meeting Leader

Peter

Billington

Website Manager

Robert

Trelogan

Leader of the Beta Bible Study

DAVID

KENNEDY

Sunday School Leader

ELLEN

PENMAN

Creche Co-ordinator

Everyone in Sandyford is invited to be part of a smaller group where we can get to know one another far better. Here are the group options available:

Prayer Groups – every Wednesday evening we meet in prayer groups for the second half of our prayer meeting. Every member of Sandyford Church is automatically a member of one of these prayer groups, and anyone else is welcome to come and join a group. These are great times for praying for one another and issues that we’re concerned about. It’s an important time for us as a family.

The Walking Group – normally, first Saturday of the month. We tackle a variety of easy and more ambitious walks and hills. If you enjoy getting away into the hills, you’ll love this group. 

Beta Bible Study – every Thursday at 7.15pm in the church hall. This is for anyone interested in joining an interactive study time. All interested please contact Bob Trelogan for more information.

Student Bible Studies – every Monday (at 6.00pm 0n Zoom) and Tuesday at 7.00pm- live in the church hall. All interested please contact our student worker Sarah Yang for more information

International Student Cafe – every Friday at 7.30pm in the church hall. Contact Garry Osbourne or Peter Billington for more information.

The ruling body in the church are know as the Session and are made up of Elders. The Session meets once a month to discuss church matters. Currently the Session comprises:

  • Rev Ben Thorp – Minister
  • Alex Glen
  • George Chalmers
  • David Rickards
  • David Kennedy
  • Garry Osbourne
  • Gordon Neilson
  • Gordon Penman
  • Harry Laird
  • Johnny Wilson
  • Michael Grant
  • Noel Peacock
  • Robert Trelogan
  • Tony Crow
  • Peter Billington

There is another group in the church know as the Congregational Board and they look after the fabric of the church and deal initially with monetary matters. All Session members are automatically members of the Congregational Board.

Other members are:

  • Kerri Bates
  • Anne Billington
  • Mary Bonham
  • Christine Crow
  • Fran Downs
  • Mary Forbes
  • Liz Taylor
  • Sylvia Innes
  • Sandra Peacock
  • Ellen Penman
  • Sheena Gray
  • Laura Buist
  • Elizabeth Osbourne

The Fabric Committee:

  • Anne Billington
  • Harry Laird
  • Garry Osbourne
  • Laura Buist