Ministry Assistant


Ministry Assistant: Guy Platts

Guy has lived in Walmer most of his life and was known by many local people as the manager of the Deal Bookshop for thirty years.  The role of Ministry Assistant was created to provide support to the Minister and congregation and Guy became the church's first ever Ministry Assistant at Walmer Baptist in February 2017. Guy is also in demand on the local Lay Preachers Circuit, often covering Minister's holidays, etc.

The role of Ministry Assistant - not formally a leadership role - is part funded by 'Access to Work' a Government Scheme to fund and provide practical support for those with long-term health conditions who wish to remain in employment. Currently this post is funded for 15 hours per week. In addition the Church funds a further 4 hours per week to support the Deacons in their legal obligations as Charity Trustees and the church in its day-to-day administration.


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