Castle Community Church is a Local Ecumenical Partnership bringing together the former Castle Methodist Church and the Northwich United Reformed Church,
The minister of Castle Community Church is Methodist Minister, Rev’d Janet Aspey.
Rev’d Janet is supported by United Reformed Church Minister, Rev’d Alma Fritchley who lives in Northwich and Rev’d Pat Billsborrow, a Methodist Minister, who lives on Castle.
Rev’d Janet Aspey
Telephone: 07735 846269
Rev’d Janet is also the Mid Cheshire Methodist Circuit Superintendent Minister and joined the Mid Cheshire Circuit in September 2022.
Rev’d Janet writes ….
My roots are in Pickering, North Yorkshire and although I have lived in several places since the age of 10, still consider myself to be a ‘Yorkshire lass’.
I’ve lived in Luton, Mobberley, and Preston and then after marrying Malcolm moved to the Wigan area until entering full time ministry. We have 3 grown up children and 5 grandchildren.
I have held various jobs since leaving school, firstly as a bank clerk, then running my own secretarial and word processing business, child minding, being a lecturer in information technology in further education and a school administrator and bursar.
My family is steeped in Methodism going back several generations and my initial call to preach came when I was 17 and a call to ordained ministry in my late 30s.
I trained at Hartley Victoria College and moved to my first appointment in 2001, in Moston, North Manchester. Since 2006 I have been a Superintendent Minister in Prestwich and Radcliffe, Staffordshire Moorlands and Altrincham before moving to Northwich in September 2022.
I enjoy spending time with my family, going to Spain and North Wales and my main hobbies are photography and singing – when I have the time.
I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us, here in Mid Cheshire in worship and in serving our communities and look forward to meeting you.
Rev’d Alma Fritchley
Telephone: 07496 678367
Rev’d Alma is our United Reformed Church Minister and lives locally in Northwich.
Alma is also the chaplain of the Laurel Court Residential Methodist Home in Didsbury, Manchester where she thrives in caring for those with dementia.
Rev’d Alma writes ….
As a newly ordained minister with the United Reformed Church, I am thrilled to be taking up this new role and looking forward very much to working alongside those at Castle Community Church and the wider community.
This will be an exciting challenge with pastoral care being a major part of my ministry.
I hope to draw on my skills and experiences as chaplain of a Methodist Home in Manchester to help those in need in Northwich.
Rev’d Pat Billsborrow
Rev’d Pat lives on Castle and, as a Methodist Minister, provides additional pastoral care at Castle.
Pat also provides support at Moulton Methodist Church and to the residents of Queen Elizabeth House in Northwich.
Rev’d Pat writes ….
I am pleased to be back at Castle providing pastoral care and additional support as and when required.
During my previous ministry at Castle I was proud to be part of the team that brought together Castle Methodist Church and Northwich United Reformed Church as a successful Local Ecumenical Partnership in 2014.
I am currently a member of Northwich and District Churches Together which gives me a strong link with other local churches in the area.
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