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Steve Wild — President of the Conference 2015/2016

Born in Rochdale in 1954, Steve Wild gave his life to Christ at a Cliff College Mission in 1968. He worked as a printer but heard God calling him to the Methodist ministry when he visited Taize.

Married to Laura, an artist, he began 15 years of circuit ministry first in Preston and then in St Ives, Cornwall. In 1998 he became Cornwall District Evangelism Enabler and then Connexional Evangelism Enabler Coordinator as well as working part-time with Westcountry TV presenting programmes about Christianity in the South West.

From 2004 Steve worked at Cliff College as Director of Evangelism and tutor. He returned to Cornwall in 2008 to become Chair of the Cornwall District. You may even have seen him in an episode of the BBC's 'An Island Parish'.

The contrast of Steve's urban roots in Lancashire and his ministry in rural Cornwall gives him broad insight, particularly concerning people experiencing hardship and poverty. Steve is known widely as a man of compassion, prayer, love and encouragement for people of all ages and backgrounds.

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Alton Webteam: Sun 09 Dec 10:18am

The 'Crafternoon' held at the Church was a great success as people gathered to enjoy one another's company, make Christmas crafts, sing some carols and enjoy a Christmas tea — much of which was provided by Sainsbury's Community Outreach. Oh... and Father Christmas made an early appearance...

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Alton Webteam: Wed 05 Dec 9:27am

Messy Church is now held on the first Saturday of the month during term time.We had a great time at our Christmas Messy Church with lots of children and families enjoying a whole variety of activities. We began with table games and refreshments, an intense game matching Christmas Card halves, listening to the advent story and then choosing from a variety of interactive crafts ranging from...

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Alton Webteam: Mon 03 Dec 9:24am

What a fantastic effort from Liam, Steve and Pete as they represented the Methodist Church in the Santa Run.Running in the team race they crossed the finishing tape to the cheers of the watching crowd. Not only that but they each entered the individual race which was three times as long... with Liam coming in an exceptionally good fourth place and Steve and Pete not too far behind. Well...