John Forshaw

Is Our Newley Appointed Preacher On Trial

I moved to Scarisbrick when I was eight or nine and went to St Marys primary school as a family we went St Elizabeths, when I was ten I went to boarding school in Staffordshire which was a Catholic priest training college which educated children to support it’s priest training program. I left at sixteen and started work in the family business. 
I am married with two daughters and a son, and I have lived in Scarisbrick most of my life, after my son was born I became a Christian and did the Alpha course at Christ Church Aughton where I worshiped and was involved in Alpha which taught me a lot. I felt that I should be worshipping and involved in a local church so I started attending Bescar Lane Methodist Church and I’ve been there ever since. I spent twelve years leading worship and helping to deliver the Sycamore Tree Course in various prisons throughout the North West,
My hobbies are keeping fit, reading, football. I think that my upbringing has influenced my belief in ecumenism, churches working together,  because I was brought up in the Catholic Church, gave my life to the Lord in an Anglican Church and now I worship and am training to be a local preacher within the Methodist Church.

Bescar Lane Methodist Church 2018