Meet Our Trustees
Vicar of Woodside
I've been the local Vicar for almost 3 years. I see The Living Room as part of what I do on Woodside, for the good of the whole community. I am also on the board of Telford Christians Together and Chair of Governors at a local primary school, and a few other committees! I am excited to find out how The Living Room can serve the community. I look forward to meeting you in the living room for a cuppa.
Jacquie has lived in Telford since 1978 and was Deputy Headteacher of Coalbrookdale C.E. Primary School . She is married to Rev Keith Osmund-Smith, Minister of Madeley Baptist Church. Jacquie has been committed to working on Woodside since first teaching at William Reynolds School. Several years ago, Jacquie & Keith joined the church that was meeting in the Community Centre but sadly, it folded. She is very excited about working in the Living Room – it’s like a dream come true!!!
Jacquie hopes that everyone will benefit from the church providing activities for the people of Woodside in the Living Room giving a new feel of Community caring for each other.
As a CofE Reader Licensed to Woodside I am excited to be part of The Living Room.
I am married to Linda and we have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. We live on Woodside and am keen to see how TLR can be used by the community here.
I am Chair of Trustees and Elder of Madeley Baptist Church. Retired for 20 years,
The Living Room is the culmination of many years of voluntary work. Fully committed
to helping and supporting the community in Woodside and wanting to make a real difference.
The Living Room
The Living Room is a collaboration between The CofE in Woodside and Madeley Baptist Church to work within the community of Woodside.
We are based at the rear of The Park Lane Community Centre and there are entrances from the car park and through the centre.
The trustees are committed to providing a welcome to all who live and work in Woodside.
The Living Room ' for me is an answer to prayer.
Four years ago I felt God calling me to Woodside!
He has given me, in my heart, a strong desire to want to be involved and to stand up for His loved people here.
To help in whatever way, to provide, give hospitality, to care, to bring unity and bond a community in Love as we share with each other.
I love music, I'm arty, love sharing stories and getting to know people.
I have been part of The Messy Church team here, the Youth Club team and the Woodside Women craft group.
I can't wait to discover other opportunities to become involved in and to help provide, now we have a 24/7 facility, hopefully a haven that people will find as comfortable as their own living room and becoming part of a big family here on Woodside.
I have a long association with Madeley Baptist Church and am delighted to be able to be involved in the Living Room Project.
I have, both as a school teacher and volunteer, been involved in work with young people for many years and as a Baptist Minister worked with people of all ages.
I want everybody to be able to enjoy life and to discover their true potential, so I love to be alongside people to do what I can to help them. I am still finding my feet as far as my involvement with the Living Room is concerned but, having just relinquished quite a serious responsibility in another area, I am hoping to be more available. I am very practical enjoying all kinds of DIY – recently I have done a lot of knitting! I love the outdoors and like taking long walks with whoever is up for it. I have an allotment and would be happy to introduce people to the delights of growing your own veg! I am married to Val and we Have two children and five grandchildren – so I know a bit about family life!
II was asked to lend a hand in TLR by Linda as the group needed a financial steer, some budget planning, costing and someone to develop finance process to ensure the charity delivers on its financial targets.
At first I thought I would be giving a lot, but it soon became apparent that I was receiving far more. I really enjoy being a part of a wonderful group of people trying to create something for the benefit of others. Although I am used to the hubbub of big business, the challenge here is as interesting and rewarding as my day job! The trustees have a clear vision for creating an all encompassing asset at the heart of the community and I am proud to be part of it.
Madeley Baptist Church
I live with my wife Jacquie at Lightmoor. I am a Police Chaplain, a hospital chaplain at the PRH and the RSH and also Chaplain to the Telford & Wrekin Borough Council. I have also been a Street Pastor in Telford since 2011. I am committed to working within the community and look forward to seeing TLR becoming an established cross generational centre for Woodside.