The Revd Dr John Stopford
Q : Do you have a specific role within the church or village?
A : Curate.
Q : What is your profession?
A : After a varied career in healthcare, education and commerce, for the last 20 years before retirement I was an adviser to Governments and companies in The Former Soviet Union, Caribbean and Latin America. For the last four years I have been a Volunteer Adviser with CAB.
Q : Family / Pets?
A : Labrador called Chancie.
Q : Birthplace / where did you grow up?
A : Manchester/Bramhall East Cheshire. Since then I have lived in Toronto, Farnworth, Hazel Grove, Newbury, Banbury and for the last 30 years Winsford.
Q : Hobbies?
A : Scuba Diving, reading. watching sport. I would like to say golf but lack of time and ability mean I can’t
Q : Favourite place?
A : So many but still very fond feelings for Toronto, Canada.
Q : What motivates you on a Monday morning?
A : The alarm on my phone.
Q : What do you consider your key strengths?
A : Perhaps being aware that they are very limited, but it has taken me a long time to realise it.
Q : If you could choose anyone to spend a day with, who would it be and why?
A : Desmond Tutu. In the hope that some of his faith, energy and enthusiasm would rub off.
Q : What's been your biggest personal achievement?
A : I like to think many but probably the one I am most proud of is along with Alma being part of bringing up our son.
Q : What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
A : Quite possibly signing up for Reader training 23 years ago.
Q : What would be a perfect day for you?
A : One with few disappointments.
Q : Is there some thing or situation that you always try to avoid?
A : Singing the office, to the relief of congregations.