Gary Williams (Deacon, Church Secretary)
Born in Wales, Gary lives in Yate with his wife Mary. They have three children (Lee, Thomas and Sarah) and four grandchildren. Gary moved to the Bristol area in 1994 to take up the post of Principal of Weston College in Weston-Super-Mare, before moving on to become a director of a firm of management consultants. They have been members of the church at Buckingham since 1996 and have been involved in a range of ministries since then. Gary is our Church Secretary. His hobbies include spending time with his grandchildren, following Sunderland Football Club and also the Scarlets (Llanelli) in rugby.
Adrian Carey-Jones (Church Worker)
Adrian is married to Eirene and they live in Shirehampton with their son David. Following his training and early career as an accountant, he served as pastor of another Bristol church for six years. He was appointed as church worker at Buckingham in October 2010, which involves a variety of preaching, visiting and local evangelism roles. His especial interest is in outreach to the Romanian community in Bristol, in particular the Roma gypsies, and the formation of our Romanian Christian Fellowship with Cornel Pelea. Collecting and reading Christian books are his main hobby, together with regular visits to the swimming pool.
John Norris (Deacon)
John is married to Ros and lives in Brentry, Bristol. He has been a member at Buckingham for nineteen years. He works as a senior manager with accountancy firm Price Waterhouse Coopers, which he joined following graduation at Bristol University an undisclosed number of years ago. John and Ros lead the various youth ministries of the church, including the Sunday School and YP groups. They are also very involved in the outreach to the Romanian gypsy community, where Ros teaches the Tuesday afternoon group of children who are more serious about their interest in the Christian faith.
Jonathan Lewis (Deacon)
Jonathan is married to Chris and they live in Nailsea. They came to Buckingham in 2005 and are involved in numerous church ministries. As a deacon, Jonathan is responsible for leading the church’s interest in overseas missionary activity. Chris is leader of the ladies group, and is also interested in working with students.
Alan Collins (Deacon)
Alan is married to Lucy and works for the NHS. They have two children in their late teens, Alan and Heidi, who are both Christians and in attendance at Buckingham. He is responsible for the practical maintenance of the church building and premises.
Derek Collins (Deacon, Church Treasurer)
Derek, with his wife Hazel, has been worshipping at Buckingham for 41 years. After a career in insurance, he is enjoying his retirement and is currently our Church Treasurer. This involves oversight of all financial matters and production of year-end financial statements. He was not brought up in a Christian home, but was converted through attendance at Sunday School as he gradually came to appreciate the significance of the Christian message. He has three children and three grandchildren, some of whom are also in regular attendance at Buckingham.