Eddy & Kathy Inglis
Eddy was born in Dominica, West Indies, in 1951. His family moved to London 2 years later, so he grew up in North London. He qualified as a teacher of Religious Studies in 1974, working in Ashford, Middlesex and then in an approved school, as well as a prison, before moving North in 1980, responding to a call from a church in Dukinfield, Cheshire, to be their minister. Eddy led this church for 13 years before spending a brief time in Rainhill, Merseyside. In 1995, he was called to Pastor Old Hall Church in Dukinfield, which he did for 11 years and then the two churches in Dukinfield joined together to form one church but on two different sites. This worked well, but in 2016 he stepped down from his position as Pastor. He continued with his work as Chaplain at the local hospice and serves any church that needs his help, from Wigan to Great Walford, in Cheshire, Scotland and Northern Ireland. He is a qualified teacher of sign language and a number of years ago was Chief Executive of the Open College of Sign Language, based in Liverpool. Annually, for the last 20 years or more he is the speaker at young people’s camps at Teen Ranch in Scotland.
At present he and Kathy worship at Ashton Baptist Church, a small fellowship, in need of support. Eddy and Kathy have 4 children and 13 grandchildren. One of their daughters lives in Australia and Eddy regularly takes services at their church when he is over there.
Kathy was born in West Sussex in 1952. She was brought up in a Roman Catholic family and it was when at college with Eddy, that she became a Christian. She too, was a secondary teacher of Religious Studies, but also taught many other subjects, particularly enjoying pastoral care work in schools. Kathy has always been active in the churches, running youth groups, children’s clubs, teaching Sunday School and running a highly successful Parent & Toddler Group for 15 years, as a result of the pleasure that she got from involvement in this group she set up a nursery at the Old Hall site of the church in 2011, which she ran for 4 years – this brought together her loves for education and the community. She currently leads a women’s Bible Study group once a week and teaches Sunday School at their church.