The voice of the Methodist Church in South Derbyshire
Mission Statement: Our purpose is to proclaim Christ being God's people in a world in need of love, peace and hope.
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Rev Dr Moira Biggins
I was born in Barking, Essex, in 1955 and have always been deeply involved with the Methodist Church. I was 14 years old when the Christian faith came alive for me, and have relished the adventure of living as a follower of Jesus ever since.
From a child, I knew I wanted to work with computers, and I did that for most of my adult life. However, alongside that, I also found myself called to ordained ministry. I served fourteen years in Derby as a part-
I was made redundant from the day-
I seek to encourage individuals and churches to be bold and innovative, believing that we are building God’s kingdom. When it comes to making decisions, I’m a believer in the collective wisdom of the people of God. I know that, when we work together with vision, and with confidence in God, it is amazing what we can achieve, even with limited resources.
I love to lead worship and especially communion. Putting bread and wine into people’s hands is the best thing in the world!
When I became a minister, I also became part of the chaplaincy team at East Midlands Airport. This group of people serves both staff and passengers, offering friendship and care to all, and maintaining a Prayer Room where many people experience the presence of God.
I am also the chair of Workplace Chaplaincy in Derbyshire, the organisation that places chaplains into big businesses (such as Rolls-
And my personal interests? Industrial history, especially anything to do with trains and trams, fascinates me. Summer holidays find me in North Wales, where there are lots of narrow-