Meet the Team

Ministry Leader - Rev Dr Nick Ashton

Rev Dr Nick Ashton


Before training as a Baptist Minister Nick studied as a medical microbiologist at the University of Surrey, Guildford. In the mid 90s he started to work at Guildford Baptist Church and was part of the leadership of one of its church plants. During this time he began to explore his call to Baptist ministry. In 1997 he studied theology, church planting and evangelism at Spurgeons College, London, and part-way through the course became the student minister at Cove Baptist Church, Farnborough, Hampshire. After completing Spurgeons, he embarked on a Master of Theology degree, via London School of Theology, exploring issues of conversion in introductory faith courses, whilst continuing as the full-time minister at Cove. In September 2005 he moved to Melton Mowbray after accepting an invitation to be the minister here. In 2015, Nick completed, and was awarded, a Doctor of Philosophy degree, again via London School of Theology, exploring Baptist theology and ecclesiology in contemporary culture. He is passionate about the church rediscovering who it is and what it is for.


Chloe Bray is our new Premises Officer and we are greatly blessed as she looks after our building and it's users ably assisted by husband Paul.  Judy Beaumont is our new building bookings coordinator. 

Leaders & Officers

Leaders & Officers

Our Volunteer Leadership Team members are:

  • John Sharpe - Children Ministry
  • Andrew Wrath - Community
  • Andy Smallridge - Administration & Worship
  • Helen Culy - Administration & Community Chaplaincy
  • Paul Appleby - Communications
  • Angie Thomas - Treasurer
  • Sue Jenkins - Hospitality

Our Volunteer Operational Officers are:

  • Carolyn Appleby - Safeguarding Coordinator
  • June Brown - Deputy Safeguarding Coordinator
  • Rev Dr Nick Ashton - Safeguarding Advocate
  • John Gray - Safeguarding Advocate
  • Helen Culy - Safeguarding Advocate