Michael Ivey, Pastor
Hi! We are Michael and Kate Ivey and we moved to Abingdon in August 2019. We absolutely love Jesus and are passionate about telling others how good He is!
We have 2 young daughters; Freya and Isla. Some of our hobbies are spending time with our daughters, walking, reading and travelling. Michael is originally from Houston, Texas, and Kate is from Northumberland. We love being here in Abingdon and being a part of our church and the community.
We love meeting new people and you would be most welcome to join us on a Sunday morning at church.
Robin and Lisa1983 was a significant year: Robin and Lisa got married! Childhood sweethearts who grew up in Suffolk.Growing family: Henry and Ellie, who live in Brighton; Albert and Lucy, London and Barney in Manchester.They have lived in York, Cambridge, Paris and now in sunny Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. Love walking over field and fen, especially with their friends, which enriches the whole experience. Fave holiday spot, camping on the Gower in South Wales.Robin adores earl grey tea and raking the garden. Plays bass in a barn dance band. Loves the live event: theatre or concert. Paul Simon, Dire Straits and Sting fan. Keen on many sports: namely squash, cricket and football. Ipswich Town is his team. Has a good crack at cryptic crosswords. Highlight at 60 was a family present making his own cedar surf board down in Cornwall.Lisa loves riding her bike to school come rain or shine and pottering in the garden. She is a novice at weaving and spinning wool but loves being creative and baking. She has a house full of plants and jars of marmalade, jams and chutneys. When not busy with these, a long walk is the order of the day. One thing Lisa would like to do more of is recording stories for children. Time with her family brings her so much joy.“Be imitators of God therefore as dearly loved children, and live a life of love.” Ephesians 5
Phil and Rach
Having been around our family of churches for a number of years Phil and Rach joined Abingdon Community Curch in 2014, not long after getting married. They moved to Berinsfield after hearing God talk to them about the village and are raising their two boys there, cycling to school when possible and seeking to be intentional about life there.
Phil is a cabinet maker; he is very creative and loves working with wood. He also supports football - following Arsenal and more regulalry attending Oxford games.
Rach works for our group of churches, helping run events and governance at different levels of the charity, part of that is as ACC administrator. Rach enjoys baking and trying out difference crafts.