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Leadership at Daybrook Baptist Church


Hi, I'm James. I've been a Baptist minister for 30 years and I love to help people discover God. I've been minister at Daybrook since 2021.

I'm a regular at the Gedling parkrun and I enjoy getting out into countryside and playing guitar. I'm a firm believer in the love of God, and I love it when I see God's love in people, in happy times and sad.

My favourite Bible verses are the ones that tell us to love our neighbour as ourselves. It's something special when people learn that God thinks they are lovable, and they learn to live in that love and give it away.

My name is Lorna. I have been part of the fellowship here at Daybrook since my family moved to Nottingham from Scotland in 1973. I joined the Girls’ Brigade within a few weeks and I can still remember the warm welcome and support I received. Daybrook and Girls’ Brigade hold a very special place in my heart, as well as the life long friends I have met here.
So many people have helped me on my journey to faith and it is a privilege to serve on the Leadership Team. God has equipped me well over the years especially when I am facing a new challenge and has helped me develop new skills, no matter how much I resist them. 

He knows best and has held my hand in so many situations.


"My name is Helen Lloyd and I, along with my family, have been part of the Daybrook Baptist family since 2002. At the heart of the Gospel of Jesus, for me, is the knowledge that the overwhelming, unconditional Love of God is available to ALL. Living in that knowledge we can't help but reach out to the marginalised in society, just as Jesus did. 

In 2012, with the support of other Arnold Churches, I started Arnold Foodbank, based in our amazing cellars. Each week we meet people desperate to find Hope and not to feel judged. Its a privilege to be able to serve in this way.   

My favourite Bible passage would be the parable of the Great Feast. I believe Daybrook is a place where everyone is welcome to find a Place - to Worship, to Serve, to Be."

My name is Mark and I have been at Daybrook since moving back to the area in 2002. I enjoy music and often can be found listening to something or other, playing guitar, or singing in the car. I have always enjoyed forest walks and in recent years take pleasure in gardening.

I have been involved in Church things since I was a kid but studied theology over 10 years ago. Through this experience I have come to see that it is what you do that matters. I think it is important therefore to seek out community at every turn to hear, see and feel the delights of connection, for in being together we learn and grow.


Hi,  I’m Dawn and I have been at Daybrook Baptist Church since the age of 5.  I grew up in Daybrook, going to the local schools and spent most of my evenings at Church attending various groups throughout my teenage years. I moved to Mansfield when I married but continue to travel to Daybrook as I feel that is where God wants me to be.

I joined the Leadership team at the beginning of the year, so I am still learning and growing into the role but enjoying the challenge. 

My favourite Bible passages are – Psalm 121 and Philippians 4 vs 13 “I can do all things through God who strengthens me”.  Both have been a great strength to me through the ups and downs of life.

Hi I’m Alan and I’ve been part a Baptist community for the last 18 years.  I became a believer 17 years ago. I eventually found that God is always faithful and has been there for us in bad times as well as good. I came to see that God had always loved me and that He sent His Son to rescue me and I accepted the forgiveness that He offers to each one of us.

Good and bad, in all things and circumstances God will be a support and friend if only you ask him. Don’t blame him in times of trouble, like I did, he does not want us to be in distress.

We moved to Nottingham last year and we were drawn to Daybrook Baptist Church. It is a warm and welcoming Church and we were immediately made to feel at home by everyone.

I have been helping Helen and the team at Kettles On since we opened and feel it’s a privilege to serve the community in this way. I was recently invited to join the leadership team as well as the pastoral team. Jesus wants all of us to have compassion and to reach out to those in the community who are disadvantaged or in difficulties, and Daybrook does exactly that.

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