Anderson Church Family   

We have an  active membership of between 60 and 70 members. We have a high proportion of Nepali speakers and we are actively seeking  ways to worship together, support one another, make decisions and work to be united in Christ. We seek to be accepting and welcoming of all who come and so our current congregation includes European, Asian and African people of all ages.

Our extended church family includes friends and visitors who attend our Sunday services, mid-week activities or engage through our social media platforms.

Sunday morning is our central gathering, with a congregation of around 80, including people of different ages, backgrounds and nationalities.

Church Leadership

Our church is led by the members through the bi-monthly members meetings where the church decides on all all issues of strategy, direction, finance.

There are a group of deacons, ministry team leaders and ministers who offer leadership to the church.

Below is a list of the current ministers, deacons and ministry team leaders

Judith Wheatley  – Minister

Judith has been in ministry within Anderson since 2000, initially working with children , youth and their families.

In  2011 she was called to be our Minister and now as team leader works with the other leaders to provide oversight and leadership.

Judith is married to Phil and they have three grown up children who live away.

Alina Rai – Minister (part-time) 

Alina has been with Anderson since September 2014, where she started training at Regents Park College and began working 3 days for the church.

She is active in all aspects of the churches ministry and mission working with Judith. She is a gifted translator and has enabled the church to move forward to become an intercultural church family. She is helping us pioneer a different way of being church that is inclusive of both English and Nepali speakers.

In 2020 Alina was appointed to Ministry at Anderson, after having completed her training and receiving accreditation as a Minister within the Baptist Union.

Alina is married to Deepak and they have one son, Adamo.

Angela Lawrence – Pastoral Care Ministry Team Leader

Angela co-ordinates a team of pastoral carers who take responsibility for the care within the church and the local community when requested.

She is married to Jon and they have three daughters

Deacons  (Leadership team)

The deacons meet with the ministers for a monthly meeting of prayer and discussion as they seek to offer a good lead to the church family. At present there are 6 deacons.

Tirtha Rai (treasurer)

Maggi Taylor (safeguarding lead)

Deepak Rai

Angela Lawrence

Pat Dyer

Luna Rai

Pat Dyer – Administrator 

Pat works for the church collating all the information, producing notice-sheets, answering queries and supporting the leadership in all aspects of church administration.