Photo of Malvern Link with Cowleigh, St Matthias Church, Deb Cook

Debs Cook

Debs grew up locally and went to the Chase High School before going to London to train to be a speech and language therapist. She has since lived and worked, as either a therapist or a teacher, in Blackburn, Bristol and later Birmingham where she met her husband Mark.  They...

Photo of Malvern Link with Cowleigh, St Matthias Church, Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson

Barbara was raised in California, received a Bachelor’s in Music (cello performance) from UC Irvine and moved to the UK in 2001.  The majority of her working life has been spent in customer-facing roles as a technical consultant and salesperson for business intelligence software firms, which afforded her with significant...

Photo of Malvern Link with Cowleigh, St Matthias Church, David Bryson

David Bryson

David Bryson is a pupil of David Goode at Eton College. Now 17, he decided to be an organist when he was two and started lessons with Gerdi Troskie at six. He started playing for public worship when he was eight and was the first serving chorister to give an...

Photo of Malvern Link with Cowleigh, St Matthias Church, Sue Maxfield-Phillips

Sue Maxfield-Phillips

Photo of Malvern Link with Cowleigh, St Matthias Church, Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Prof. Peter Johnson studied piano and organ with Herbert Sumsion at Gloucester Cathedral,  read music at Cambridge and took his doctorate from Oxford.  At Birmingham Conservatoire he set up an innovative Honours degree programme for performers, and a thriving research department.  Church posts have included Holy Trinity Coventry (1975-79) and...

Photo of Malvern Link with Cowleigh, St Matthias Church, Philippa Lowe

Philippa Lowe

Formerly fundraiser for both national and regional charities, Philippa now combines motherhood with volunteering for MLWC and is also an ACO for the National Garden Scheme in Worcestershire. In 2020 she started exploring ordination and is relishing becoming more involved with all aspects of parish life. Degrees from London and...

Photo of Malvern Link with Cowleigh, St Matthias Church, Tim Cook

Tim Cook

Tim is a first class graduate of Leeds College of Music and plays in established original bands including Necktr, Jermaine and the Blue Flames and his own band – TC and the Groove Family. Tim coordinates all our Arts activities at SPARC (St Peter’s Arts Church) and is determined to...

Photo of Malvern Link with Cowleigh, St Matthias Church, Helen Laird

Helen Laird

Helen lives in Worcester with her husband Jamie and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Tilly, who takes them on nice long walks, often in Malvern.   Before working with Worcester Diocese, Helen was a children’s and youth worker for over ten years.  She currently works as part of the Calling...