Leaders

Elders

Steve Bedford

Steve has been an Elder at Beechwood Chapel for over 20 years and has been involved with the church for over 35 years. During the week he works as a Lawyer across the north west, based in Liverpool where he grew up. Steve is married to Ruth and they have two daughters who grew up in the church and who are now both married and living in other parts of the country.

Jon Norwood

Jon moved over from Liverpool to join the Chapel as an Elder and Staff member in September 2015. He is married to Jen, and they have three boys: Elijah, Reuben and Sam. Although he grew up near Bristol, he has lived in Liverpool since 2003 and counts Merseyside as home.

Rob Smart

Rob and his wife, Becky, have lived on the estate and been a part of the church since 2013. Rob is from Greasby on the Wirral and works in Adult Social Care, while Becky teaches foreign languages at a local secondary school. They have one daughter, Bethany.

Deacons

Ruth Bedford

Ruth is a voluntary staff member, and looks after many aspects of the daily life of the Chapel. She runs Fit for Life on Wednesday mornings, as well as keeping the building in order and helping Cathy and Jon with their work. She is married to Steve Bedford.

Cathy Hawkins

Cathy works as a community worker for the Chapel part time during the week. She became a christian at the chapel and now works to share the message of the gospel with people on and around the estate. Cathy is responsible for the Chapel’s foodbank.