Previous Deacons

Joan (click for larger picture)

(1999 - 2005)

Joan is married to Bernard and has three grown-up children, Lise, Stephen & Richard.

Joan was born in Edinburgh and attended the local Church of Scotland ‘Craigsbank’.  She was a very active member of the church - attending Sunday school, brownies and guides as a child, going on to lead both Sunday school and brownies/guides.

Joan married in 1964 and moved ‘down South’ when her husband’s company relocated.  After attending several local churches she finally joined Swalecliffe Free Church but, in 1985, Joan and her daughter felt the need to find a new church and were happy to attend Whitstable Baptist Church.

As well as being a member of the diaconate she is also an active member of the Singing Group and used to be Chairperson for the Ladies Contact Group.

Her hobbies include cake decorating, gardening, playing badminton & tennis, singing, ‘helping neighbours in need’, looking after, as and when needed, a lovable but lively boxer whose sole intent is to get next door to play with his mate Bentley - a very large German Shepherd!

Although leading a busy and active life, Joan is never too busy to help or listen to anyone who has a problem.


© Tony Harris 30/04/2013