Who’s Who at the Holy Epiphany Church
Rev. David Thompson
Ordained in 2004 and licensed initially as a self supporting assistant minister to the parish. At that time I was working as a community pharmacist but in 2008 I began to work as a clinician in the local drug and alcohol team. This employment ended in 2013 when the clinic was closed down and after a spell of doing a variety of jobs I am now pleased to be entering a period of part time ministry for the church . I am married to Fiona and we have two adult daughters Jo and Grace. My interests include photography and DIY but I am best known in the church as a passionate sailor.
I came to Holy Epiphany in 2007 where I completed my training as a LLM. I am a piano teacher and have been involved in church music for many years. I have special responsibility as the church organist and for baptism visits, nursing homes and messy church.
Since 2003 I have been employed part time for PACE Christian Trust, supporting and training staff who work with vulnerable children in schools but I have been involved with youth work for over twenty five years. I came to Holy Epiphany church in 2006 when I began training as a LLM and stayed after completing my training. I have special responsibility for the youth and children's work; Junior Church, Messy Church, and 'The Lighthouse'.
A retired detective and licensed Reader with an evangelical free church background. I have various ministries within the deanery and local churches.
I have been a churchwarden here for about seven years. I first attended Holy Epiphany in about 2001. I work as an SEN Teaching Assistant at a local C of E Primary School. I am married to Paul, who helps operate the sound desk. We have two adult children, Kevin and Katherine. We also have five grandchildren. When time allows, my interests include researching family tree, helping run Bournemouth Swimming Club and an avid fan of AFC Bournemouth.
Probably the most significant thing I do is to facilitate the prayer group which for the last five years has met on alternate Tuesdays at 2pm in Epiphany church. We pray for those with health problems, the persecuted church and the needs of the day. My wife Mary and I (with Ray Old) also take care of church gardens. Apart from that I'm a School Governor at the Bishop of Winchester Academy, I'm on both Diocesan and Deanery Synods and I am secretary of the latter.
I am a retired Chartered Quantity Surveyor and married to Sue. I have been a member of Holy Epiphany for 18 years and during that time have been Sacristan and a member of the choir. Currently I am Deputy Church Warden and part of the Ministry Team. Apart from working for the church I am interested in DIY, gardening and sharing quality time with my family.
At Holy Epiphany I'm primarily involved with Messy Church and Breakfast @ 9. I am a co-editor of the church magazine, Epiphany News and also produce leaflets and do other administrative type tasks from time to time. I also do practical things like setting up the audio visual system and take an occasional turn on the sound desk. Outside of Holy Epiphany, I'm a retired college lecturer and now do private tutoring. I'm also a member of Diocesan synod.
I am married to Alan, We have two married sons and a grandson. As well as being the Director of Music, I am also a member of the Ministry Team and PCC. I work in a primary school as a specialist music teacher and I also teach flute, singing and piano. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and I like walking, gardening and listening to music of all genres.