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Calderdale Methodist Circuit : Caroline Stafford

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I was born and raised in Brighouse attending what is now Brighouse Central since my christening at the age of 6 weeks.

I am Helen Stafford's eldest daughter and acknowledged the call to preach around the same time as Mum. Neither of us knew the other's call until training began!

I retired from the NHS in 2013 having been a registered nurse in Bradford working in Learning Disabilities and Mental Health.

I spent a few years living and preaching in the Bradford South Circuit before returning to Calderdale on my retirement.

I now teach piano and singing at Brighouse Central Music Academy and can be found playing the organ, taking Choir Practice and playing/singing with the Worship Band at Central fairly regularly.

I spend a good amount of time dog/cat and house sitting for friends and relatives and may well not be at home for over 6 months of the year, though I'm not usually outside of Calderdale. Exceptions are my friend in Sheffield (one dog)  and my Uncle in Lincolnshire (3 huskies and 3 cats!!)