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Who's Who  

This page provides some detail of those members of the Easton Corps who have some special responsibilities. Of course there are many more who undertake important jobs within the Corps, and we will introduce others to you as time goes on. So - make sure you visit us again in a couple of month's time!!

Commanding Officers Hilary and Stephen Naylor

Steve and Hilary Naylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

I was born in Kensington, London and grew up in Romford. I came into contact with the Salvation Army when I was 15 years of age. I became a soldier at House O’ The Trees Corps in South Wales, then transferred to Romford Corps in 1973. Prior to entering the Training College in 1979 I worked at Greig House, the Salvation Army residential centre for people with drug and alcohol problems.

Following my commissioning in 1981 I married Hilary.

 

Hilary

I was born and grew up in a small town called Prescot, 8 miles outside Liverpool. My family on my mum’s side attended the corps there so I have known nothing else but the army! Prior to entering the Training College in 1978 I worked in a bank for 4 years. I met Steve when he entered the college. Following my commissioning in 1980 I was in charge of the Streatham Vale corps until my marriage to Steve in 1981.

 

Steve & Hilary

Following our marriage in 1981 we were appointed to Dawlish then Exmouth. After 4 years in what was then the South West division we moved to Newcastle-under-Lyme, Smallthorne then Redditch. In 1994 we moved up to the Northern Division and spent 8 years at Consett, 5 years at Shildon and 7 years at Sunderland Millfield.

We do believe that God has a purpose for us as a couple, and for our ministry here at Bristol Easton. We endeavour to be focused and open to God’s leadings and plans that He may have for this corps.

 

We have 2 children, Mark and Sarah, and 4 grandchildren, Anais, Ethan, Lydia and Amelia who bring us a lot of joy. It is always good to be able to spend time with them whenever possible.

 

Peter Bruce

Peter Bruce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter is Corps Sergeant Major and leads the Communication Mission Team on the Corps Board.

Peter was appointed as CSM in July 2014, having previously been Corps Secretary since September 2009. He has been active in a number of aspects of the Corps' Community Programme, and continues to be involved with the annual Christmas Present Appeal and Christmas Day dinners and entertainment.

He is married to Ann. They have 3 grown up children and two grandsons.

Margaret Rees

 

Margaret is our Corps Secretary.

Margaret grew up in Sunderland Monkwearmouth Corps before moving to Bristol, and has held several leadership roles within both Corps.

She now worships at Easton with her husband and grown up daughter, and is a member of the Songster Brigade. She is employed on a part-time basis as a Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant in a local Church Primary School. 

 

Hilary Gambling

Hilary is our Corps Treasurer.
Hilary heads up the Operations Group on the Corp Board. She is involved in the children’s outreach at the Corps and is our Primary Sergeant and leads our monthly Puppet Club and our Holiday Club events.
Hilary is a health and safety professional for one of the clearing banks and lives in Clevedon.


Martyn Bryant


Martyn was commissioned as songster leader in 2004, after serving as Deputy Bandmaster for almost thirty years. He runs his own wholesale greeting card business, and is married to Christine.Martyn is principal solo cornet in Easton Band and is also a member of The Salvation Army International Staff Band.

Anthony R Smith

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony is the Bandmaster of Bristol Easton Band

Claire Moran

Claire is the YPSM. (Young children's leader). Claire has lived in Bristol all her life. She is married to Dean and they have twins Michael and Amelia. Claire is a primary school teacher working in a reception class in a school in Hanham. 
She has been a teacher for 17 years. Her hobbies include reading, craft and going on holiday in her caravan. Claire runs the Sunday Club activities every Sunday and her main aim is to make coming to church fun as well as learning about a Christian faith.

Cheryl Hatcliffe

Cheryl represents the Corps Youth and is the Singing Company Leader

Cheryl transferred to the Corps from Sunderland Monkwearmouth Corps as a child and has grown up at Easton.

She was appointed as Corps Youth Secretary in 2012.

 

Cheryl works as an Optometrist and enjoys spending time with friends.

Wally Newell

wally

 

Wally came to Bristol Easton in 1973 from Switzerland. She has held various positions throughout her years at the Corps.  Wally has three sons and four grandchildren.

Wally is Recruiting Sergeant and heads Discipleship on the Corps Board. Her responsibilities include recruiting Adherents and Soldiers, Bible study, House Groups and training if needed.

 

Included within her role are visiting responsibilities, and she also  enjoys helping at the Lunching club.


Rosemary Greenwood

 

 Rosemary Greenwood 

Rosemary leads the volunteer Community Team at Bristol Easton.

She joined the Salvation Army at the Ipswich Bramford Road Corps in Suffolk after attending Sunday school meetings held in a neighbour’s home. Rosemary moved to Bristol with her husband Michael in June 1975. Their son Jonathan is a Staff Nurse at the Bristol Heart Institute and with his wife Lynsey is a member of the Band and Songster Brigade at Easton. Their daughter Abigail teaches Business and Economics at the Freeman College in Buntingford, Hertfordshire.

After nearly forty years’ service with the NHS as a Registered Nurse and Midwife and as a senior lecturer in midwifery at the University of the West of England, Rosemary is now retired. For the story of her contribution as a midwife to mothers at the Bristol Easton Corps, go to http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Salvation-ArmySurprise-celebration-popular/story-20882942-detail/story.html

In addition to her work at Bristol Easton, Rosemary is a volunteer counsellor with the Willow Tree Centre in Bristol, which offers information and support to women, and their partners who are facing an unplanned or difficult pregnancy or who need support following a pregnancy loss or infant death.

She is also a trustee of the Foundation for Active Community Engagement at the St Andrews Methodist Youth Centre in Filton, Bristol. 

 

 

 

Susan Cole

Sue is the leader of CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other).  Sue was born into Bristol Easton Road corps and became a 4th generation Salvationist at age 14. She has lived several times in Australia, the last after meeting Paul and marrying at Bristol Easton in 1979.  They have 2 grown-up sons, one whose career is in music, and the other and his wife, are Salvation Army Officers in Northern Ireland..