Introducing the newest member of St Ann’s Ministry Team…Mr Stanley Bear
So Stanley, when did you arrive in Rainhill?
I moved to Rainhill from Smyth’s toys on Ravenhead Retail Park, and started working for St Ann’s Church in January 2012. I was offered the job by the then vicar Revd Canon Nicholas Anderson.
And what do you do?
I’m the children and families worker – mostly looking after the under-5s. I’ve got my own club which meets every Monday morning for breakfast followed by fun, child friendly worship. I’m assisted by a team of lovely ladies from church who welcome people in, make tea and toast, and are generally brilliant at looking after people. I also have a PA, Margaret, who gets everything ready for me to lead the service every week…