Rev. Darren Middleton was featured on BBC Spotlight on Friday 8th October - repeated on the BBC Breakfast News the following day! Here is the press release from GHQ:
Darren Middleton has recently begun training with GHQ Training to become a hairdresser and is already making an impact on his trainers and learner colleagues.
His infectious personality lights up the room. “Clients love him!” One of his tutors, Lisa Vercoe said. Darren has work experience in her St Austell Salon to broaden his training experience at GHQ.
Co tutor James Jasper, had this to say, “ Darren is incredibly ambitious, has natural flair and endless potential. He is a dream to teach”
Darren is the first Minister that GHQ Training has trained in the 30 years since it was set up to provide high quality vocational training in Plymouth City Centre.
Darren said, “ I have had various experiences in my life from being a professional dancer in West End productions and film to being a Commando Trained Chaplain within the British Army. Training at GHQ has equalled all these experiences. Being in the salon is just like being back on stage again - I love it. GHQ has afforded me an opportunity to bring the culture of hair into my ministry. People need to feel worth and value now more than ever. The positive professional skills I am learning from my experienced and talented tutors at GHQ is life and ministry changing. How we do Church has to change and GHQ, my tutors Lisa & James, along with my awesome co-learners are helping this to happen.” He has already progressed to styling and cutting hair!”
Darren’s vision is to use the qualifications he’ll gain to help those less well off in his congregation. He plans to set up mini salons within the church, where he can offer a new style of ‘service’!
For Further information, and an opportunity to follow Darren’s amazing story, please contact Jean Rogers Managing Director GHQ Training Ltd on 07990528870, e mail email@example.com
‘Passion’, is the first live community production by Performing Arts Mission. The one act play, written by the Performing Arts Mission Enabler, Anne Middleton, and devised and directed with her husband, the Reverend Darren Middleton, will be taking place during Holy Week 2022 (having been postponed from 2020 due to COVID).
We urgently need an experienced actor to play the role of Jesus – could this be you or someone you know? If you are interested in finding out more and attending the casting workshop on Monday 29th November at 7pm, Click Here
A caring and active church community at the centre of Woodford in Plympton. We provide services and activities for all ages as we seek to worship God together and show His love to our community.
Every Sunday at 10:30am - Sunday morning worship with a mix of modern and traditional worship, and activities for the children.
Second and fourth Sunday of the month at 4pm – Overflow informal praise and worship Service.
We have a range of activities throughout the week for all ages including House Groups, Youth Bible study, Youth Club, and other outreach events and projects.
Church administrator – Monica 01752 348178
Youth and Families Worker – Dave 07562 376224
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The Bacon Butties event is back at Pomphlett Methodist Church from 11th September 2021 - and will become a regular event again on the second Saturday of each month.
The September event profits, instead of going to church funds, will be donated to the fund set up for the Families and Friends embroiled in the sad and tragic recent events in Keyham
We will be offering Bacon Butties, Sausage butties with an option of a cheese topping. We would encourage you to come along and buy a butty or three and help us help our Friends and Families in Keyham