Hi, I’m Robin. I was born in Liverpool and although work and study have taken us (my wife Jane and daughters, Becky and Rachel) to Northampton and then as far as the South Coast, since 2009 we’ve been back in the North West, living on The Wirral Penninsular. We’re really enjoying being a part of life in Waverton, getting to know folk in and around the village.
I have had a few different careers, ranging from Ambulance Paramedic, Pharmaceutical Sales Trainer, Custos of Liverpool Cathedral and since 2010, North West Church and Community Development Worker for Scripture Union. I studied at Moorlands Bible College, ending up with an MA with merit in Applied Theology. I’m humbled that God has blessed me with a broad palette of experience and learning and is now calling me to serve as pastor to WEF.
I love music (I have an eclectic taste), cooking (pasta features heavily), photography (I really need to print some pictures and hang them on the walls), and guitars (I have…several). I’m passionate about seeing people explore and develop their gifting to take the love and good news of Jesus to their community; ordinary people in ordinary churches doing extraordinary things for God.
Our family moved to Waverton from Hull in 2007 when I began work as a youth worker at the church. After a sabbatical in 2015, I changed roles and now work with children and families. I am married to Rachel who is a health visitor and we have two daughters; Lucy and Bethan who are at university. My role at WEF is varied and this includes working in local schools, connecting with community groups, local families and children. Outside of work I love playing the guitar, cycling, DIY and travelling to visit new places
We have a leadership team of people who work with the pastor to oversee the spiritual life and development of the church and act as trustees for the charity. The team is currently Peter Assheton, Tony Chering, Geoff Lawson and Kate Tabb