About us

As a Church we have a vision that all of us will go about our everyday lives:

Knowing God's love, Growing in the Holy Spirit and Going in Christ's name.

Our hearts' desire is to build a Church that cultivates a ‘Kingdom culture’ in line with what the Bible teaches.  We desire to be a community that will impact our local community.

We are really privileged to have an amazing leadership team.

Our team is made up of people from a range of backgrounds and professions: creating a fun, down-to-earth and faith filled atmosphere at Panshanger.

The team has a combined wealth of wisdom and life experience and a passion for both God and people.  They are dedicated to reaching out inclusivesly with the good news of Jesus and serving people in a culturally relevant way.

our Minister and Leadership Team:
Rev'd Hayley Young

Senior Minister


Nick Evans
Nicolette Camburn
Nigel Marwick
Gwyneth James
Sarah Dawson

As a Church we have a vision that shapes what we do:

Knowing God's love, Growing in the Holy Spirit and Going in Christ's name.

We believe that God loves everyone and wants us all to personally know His love for each of us. He gives us His Holy Spirit to help us live in a way that shows that love. And He asks us to go out in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, to share the good news that we can be forgiven for all of our mistakes and be reunited with God.


At Panshanger Church, we try to live in this way, building a church in line with what Jesus taught, recorded in the Bible. We strive to be a community that makes a difference in our local community by sharing God's love for all.

our Ministers and Eldership Team:

Revd Hayley Young has recently left Panshanger Church to take up a new role as Regional Minister: Mission Enabler at South Wales Baptist Association. We're grateful for all of the encouragement and teaching that she brought to Panshanger – especially her enthusiasm and deep love for God and passion for seeing His love shared around us.

Gwyneth James - Elder


Gwyneth is a senior lecturer in the field of Applied Linguistics (her specialism is TESOL) at the University of Hertfordshire.  She has been teaching in various contexts for 20 years.  She loves teaching and has taught UK students as well as those from all over the world. 

She has worked here in the UK and in Cambodia, Thailand and Germany, becoming a member at Panshanger Church in 2009.

Gwyneth's passion is threefold: prayer, mission and music. 

She is an avid reader (definitely not just of academic stuff!), loves languages, different cultures and travelling (she has visited all continents bar the Arctic & Antarctic!).

In her spare time Gwyneth also plays in a local symphony orchestra in Hertford.

Nigel Markwick - Elder

Nigel has been at Panshanger Church since 1999. He is married to Sue and has four children. 

Annie Ragless - Elder

Annie has been worshipping at Panshanger Church since 2003. The church family has been central in building her faith and she hopes to help others grow closer to God and support each other in their journey of faith. She leads a home group, is part of the music worship team and is responsible for the "messy" parts of Wednesday Church. 


Debbie is married to James and has two children Josh and Hannah. She has been going to Panshanger Church since moving to Welwyn Garden City in 2006. She enjoys being part of the Oasis team, teaching the Diddy Disciples and supporting others in pastoral care. 

Debbie works part time as a radiotherapy physicist in London.

In her spare time she enjoys Kettlebells, running, walking in the countryside and reading.

Debbie Mockridge - Elder
Carmen Hollis


Contact Carmen

Church Council:
Mary Burt

Council - Community Engagement

Stewart Johnson

Council - Methodist Rep

Eve McGrath
Lousie Bowman

Council - Safeguarding Officer

Council - Treasurer

Emma Stead

Council - Buildings

Nicky Smith

Council - Fellowship

Sue Markwick

Council - Baptist Rep

John Strawbridge

Council - URC Rep


01707 329921


24 Hardings, Welwyn Garden City,

Hertfordshire, AL7 2EJ

Registered Charity: 269738

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