Elected Servants of the Church

About Our Staff

Our chapel is run by a part-time pastor with elders, and a team of deacons alongside other volunteers. You can contact any of them by emailing the address at the bottom. 'Pastor' means shepherd- he is not a priest ('intermediary') or vicar ('substitute'). 'Elder' means wise, older man, and 'Deacon' means servant. We also have a part-time evangelist who spreads the good news of the gospel.


Alan Marsden Pastor
I pastor part-time at the chapel, having formerly been a teacher. 
Roger Carswell Elder
I work as a travelling evangelist linked to the Association of Evangelists. www.rogercarswell.net  
Stephen Jackson Elder
I earn a living writing computer programs and doing related geek stuff.


Bill Ashton Deacon
Hilary and I have been married for more than forty years; we have four children and four grand-children. We have been Christians for the last thirty-five years or so.
David Hollings Deacon
I have a stall in Skipton Antique Centre and live nearby in Rimington.
Gemma Bond Deacon
I enjoy living on our small farm with my husband and our animals. I run a small B&B retreat and do Christian marriage discipleship. 
Herbert Moorhouse Deacon
I have been at Martin Top most of my life beginning in the Sunday School about 70 years ago. My faith has grown gradually over the years.

Other Offices

Diana Laycock Church Secretary
I am married to Francis and have two adult sons. I retired from full time social work in 2011 and enjoy reading, walking and road cycling.
Matthew Fawcett Evangelist
I lead the chapel's outreach and evangelism. From a farming background, I look forward to introducing new people to the truth of Jesus Christ.