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Our Ministry Team

With such a large and busy church we need a team of spirital leaders.  Currently the work is shared between five people.  Headed up by senior pastor Peter Nodding, the Ministry Team looks after teaching, discipling, pastoral care, homegroups, community, youth and children.

Peter Nodding - Senior Pastor

Peter Nodding - Senior Minister

Peter Nodding joined us in September 2001.  He came to the church after spending a considerable time as a minister at West Bridgeford, Nottingham, and at the Millmead Centre in Guildford.  Peter loves serving the local church, is committed to church unity and excercises a wider ministry among leaders and churches.

He is married to Wendy, has two grown-up  children, Catherine and Jonathan, and enjoys meeting people and visiting new places.



Mark Humm - Youth MinisterMark Humm - Youth Pastor

Mark Humm, who joined us in September 2002, is married to Cass and they have a son called Joel.   Mark attended Cliff College where he gained a BA (Hons) in Bbiblical & Evangelistic Ministry. 

Before Coming to Purley, Mark was a youth worker for four years for an independent church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Mark loves playing sport, especially football, and tennis with Cass.  He enjoys relaxing with his guitar or listening to music.  Mark loves socialising and he and Cass enjoy meals out with friends.