Our motto has been adopted to describe the work all the staff, church members and volunteers do here at Parchmore—and the way we now operate. Everyone connected with Parchmore—service users, user groups, church members, volunteers, children, staff are all part of our community. It is our aim and commitment to be a safe, caring and loving community based organisation.
It is a very great honour for me to be the team leader and minister of the Parchmore Centre. I follow many distinguished Methodist ministers who have worked here, in partnership with the members of the church, opening up our building seven days a week to local people and running in partnership programmes with local government support.
In the 1980s I worked at Parchmore as the youth worker. Unfortunately there is no longer funding available to do open youth work as we did in those days—but I have returned as the minister and am delighted to be supporting staff and volunteers who run other activities at the Parchmore Centre today .
Every Blessing—Revd. Dr Andy Lyons
A message from the Minister Revd Dr Andy Lyons
A Community with Heart at the Heart of the Community