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Who we are

United Church Ferndown, Baptist – URC, has a lively and friendly atmosphere, offering a welcome to visitors and newcomers to the area. We serve the local community and maintain strong links with the wider church locally and abroad.

Bob Almond

I’m the Minister of United Church. I arrived here from Leicester in February 2015. I’m married to Angela, and we have two daughters, both living in London. I’m a keen biker, love cooking – especially Southern BBQ – and DIY. I’m a guitarist of great enthusiasm and little talent! But my delight is preaching – it’s…

Miriam Biggs

Miriam Biggs

Although I was born in Birmingham, I grew up in North Devon. I read Theology at Exeter University and completed a PGCE; but after a year teaching in a secondary school, I realised teaching wasn’t for me and I came to United Church Ferndown in November 1999 to be the children’s and youth worker. The…

Angela Jameson

I have been Church Treasurer since September 2013. I also enjoy cooking so take my turn with catering for the over 60’s Lunch Club at United Church Ferndown. I am married to Rick and we enjoy walking, caravanning and travel.

Pam Ansell

I’m a working mum with a busy family life and I’m involved with the charity CAP (Christians Against Poverty) where I help people locally who are dealing with debt issues. I’ve been a member at this church since 2013 and became a deacon in 2014. When not watching my children playing sport I enjoy baking,…

Mike Wakeham

I am well past retiring age after a career in the civil service, and have recently retired as a magistrate. Married with 2 girls and I have lived in Ferndown since 2010 having moved from Bromley, South London. I enjoy sport, particularly golf and skiing, DIY, walking and travel. I was baptised in my last…