|Steve & Wendy Bellamy|
Introducing Steve and Wendy Bellamy
Steve and Wendy Bellamy hail from North Wales where they met at school before either of them became Christians. At college, Wendy trained to be a teacher and Steve discovered he was not cut out to be a research chemist. When first married they lived in Nottingham, where they both worked for the Boots Co. at its manufacturing site, and had their daughter and son, who are now both married, with 2 and 1 children respectively.
Steve trained for ordained ministry at St John’s College, Nottingham. After curacies in Liverpool and Southport, he became chaplain to the Bishop of Liverpool, David Sheppard before being vicar at St James Birkdale and then for the past eight years at St Nicholas Durham.
A founder member of the Society of Ordained Scientists, Steve is keen to help dispel the myth that the discoveries of science are a problem to Christian faith. His Ph.D. in 2006 was on the theology and ethics of the new genetic technologies. Wendy has been working as an Admin. Assistant at two Durham churches for the last 6 years.
They both enjoy a wide range of music. Steve likes to watch football (Spurs and Blackburn Rovers), cricket (Durham) and rugby (Wales). Astronomy is his lifelong hobby. Wendy particularly loves it when all the family is together, she enjoys a good whodunit and National Trust places.
Though they’ve not lived in the South since college days, they’re hugely looking forward to moving to Faringdon and to meeting everyone and making new friends at All Saints and St Mary’s.