Mountsorrel Baptist Church Mountsorrel Baptist Church


As seen on our History page the Baptist fellowship in Mountsorrel has often been in the situation where it has had no pastor of it's own, frequently sharing with other fellowships and having been blessed by people who were prepared to lead us employed on a part-time level. The most consistent time of leadership was under Pastor Steven Cooper who only retired in 2010 after 30 faithful years of service! Following his retirement, Pastor Keith Munroe worked with us for 4 years, moving on in 2014.

From May 2019 we have been in the position for the first time of employing our very first full time pastor.

Anthony was born in 1956 in Perivale, Middlesex. The family moved to Morden, South West London in 1958 where he lived until 1986.

He attended Morden Park Baptist Church especially involved in the Boys Brigade. He became a committed Christian as a teenager and started developing as a speaker soon afterwards. He is keen on most sports, especially middle and long distance running in which he represented his county at Youth, Junior and senior level. He still runs everyday.

He trained as a teacher working in Inner London and at Worcester College For The Blind. For many years he coached school football teams as teacher and latterly as a parent.

Following a call to ministry he trained at Spurgeons College where he met his wife Marianne who is also an ordained Baptist Minister. For many years she has worked at Warwickshire College with students with barriers to learning. They adopted a severely disabled little girl from Romania, Nicoleta and were later blessed with the birth of Charys, Megan and Joshua. Nicoleta sadly died in 2000.

Anthony was ordained in 1986 and has served as a Baptist Minister at Weston Super Mare, Worthing, Rugby and Leamington Spa. Anthony accepted a call to become the pastor at Mountsorrel in January 2019, he and Marianne have moved into the village where they hope to serve both the Church and the community.



Pastor: Anthony Orr

Deacons:-

Lysbeth Cant

Church secretary and first point of contact and joint team leader of Kidz Klub

Gill Fray

church treasurer and first contact for Prayer chain, mid-week groups

Chris Cant

Responsible for service planning and member of worship team

Mike Anderson

Looks after all things to do with the church building and maintenance

Dave Hall

Worship group member, joint team leader of Kidz Klub

Rachel Winsor

Monthly bulletin, mid-week groups, web-site, BYG with Rosemary Poppitt

Faye Brookes

Heads up the Singing Lunch

David Ellison

Main contact for Men's Group



As our young people have got older they are no longer going out for Junior church on Sunday mornings but Nigel Daley and Wendy Sibbald continue to have material ready for when the need arises.