Durrington Community Church is lead by a team of committed and experienced Christians.
Allow us to introduce them to you.
I was born in London and spent my youth in Stevenage and then in Tiverton, Devon. I became a Christian at university in Southampton where I studied German to degree level, training after that at Exeter University to become a teacher. I taught for 13 years in Swindon after marrying Shirley whom I had known ever since I was 14. My wonderful wife and I have 3 great children, two of whom live with their lovely families in Durrington. My son and his family live in Barnstaple, Devon. After Swindon we moved down to South Wiltshire where I was in the Senior Management team of Stonehenge school for 13 years. We have 9 grandchildren and 3 honorary Romanian grandchildren and I am about to become a great-grandfather.
Like everybody’s my life has had its ups and downs and I have been healed of MS and cancer at various times. After leaving teaching I became the Director of the Bridge project which works in local schools leading acts of worship and RE lessons which was easily the best but worst paid job I have ever done.
Until 2019, I was one of the councillors of Durrington Town Council
In recent years we have formed deep bonds with the country and people of Romania and my own son-in-law is from Brasov, Romania. I have worked in the community as a mentor in the local schools and of course, as a leader of DCC.
I was part of the group of Christians who felt led to start up the Community Church under its former name of Durrington Christian Fellowship and I still feel as I did in 1991 that the Lord wants to build a group of His people to work and witness right here in Durrington to the wonderful change He can bring to anybody’s life if they are prepared to place their future in His nail pierced hands.
Lynda moved to Durrington in 1982 to start her teaching career in Durrington Junior School. Since then she has worked in almost every primary school in the county as an advisory teacher and ended her teaching days in Bulford St. Leonard’s Primary School.
As a retired teacher, Lynda can be found in the community helping transport the elderly to their Day Centre or on the golf course trying to get her handicap down. Lynda has been part of Durrington Community Church (originally Durrington Christian Fellowship) from the beginning.
I am originally from Cape Town, South Africa, where I worked in local government as a Building Regulation and Planning Inspector. I relocated to the UK and have lived in Durrington since July 2014. Currently I am working at Salisbury District Hospital as a maintenance carpenter.
I was radically born again and filled with the Holy Spirit at the age of seventeen and have been involved with church life and missions since then. I studied Discipleship, Evangelism and Biblical studies, training through the University of the Nations, and Youth with a Mission.
I have been involved with outreach, missions and church planting in Southern Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and squatter camps in the Cape Town area.I am passionate about following Jesus, church unity, church growth and seeing God’s Kingdom come
A Key Scripture for me is: 1 Peter 1: 3-5
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.”
Youth and Community Worker
Daniel was appointed as the church’s youth and community worker in September 2017. Daniel graduated from Moorlands Bible College in the same year, with a degree in Applied Theology and Youth and Community Work. He is married to Deborah, and they moved to Durrington in 2013. They live in the village with their three young sons.
In his role, Daniel is working for the church in promoting the Gospel among the village community through various avenues. This includes working for the Bridge Youth Project – a school- based outreach organisation that DCC supports and works with in Durrington’s three schools.
His favourite Bible verse is Hebrews 4: 14-16
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are-yet he did not sin.
Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
We are blessed to have Helen, Shirley and Deborah as our worship leaders, helping us every week. We thank them for their dedication and devotion to leading us in song worship. In Covid time we have been grateful to Hannah and her equipment which has helped us to record our homespun worship sessions in the services with help from members of the congregation.
Also special thanks to the indispensible Vernon on the computer keeping us in check with song lyrics, notices, presentations and all things technical!
We sing a good mix of modern worship songs and traditional hymns.
We are blessed that many of our congregation are also members of the local community choir, which meets at the Pavilion, in Recreation Road, on Monday nights at 7pm.
Worship is for everybody to experience and you are more than welcome to join us!
Find out how by contacting us at:
Durrington Community Church
High Street, Durrington
Or use our online contact form.
We are currently enjoying a sermon series on Acts
Andy and Daniel are providing video sermons available on YouTube and through our Facebook page
For convenience they are also linked on our
Video Messages page
Please note that the cafe is not running until further notice due to the lockdown
Please check the Trussell Trust website for details on how to donate food during the Lockdown.
They need the following items:
Fruit juice (long life)
Tinned rice pudding
Tinned green vegetables