One of the principles of Baptist life is that everyone is equal – so in a very real way, the team includes every member of the church. At present Grange has no paid minister, and is lead by a team of three elders and four deacons:

David Crunkhurn – Elder

As well as being one of our team of elders, David preaches and regularly leads worship at GBC. He has also become the main representative for Grange as part of our partnership under the banner of the Church in Tuffley.

Ellie Crunkhurn – Elder

Ellie provides much of the creative input into our regular Messy Church gatherings, regularly leads worship and teaches in our children’s group, The Goal.

Stella Smithson – Elder

Stella is one of our leaders, and also heads up our kids club, Grangers, as well as teaching in our children’s Sunday work. She also meets with other BU Baptist Ministers in Gloucester regularly


Mark Kirby – Buildings

Mark and his team look after the fabric of our church buildings and manse. 

Verena Tyler – Housekeeping

Verena helps to make sure that we enjoy a safe, clean space to meet and worship in, and keeps us supplied with the things that make church run smoothly.

Phil Smithson – Treasurer

Phil looks after the church finances and helps with general admin.

Kayla Needham – Pastoral Care

Alongside our elders, Kayla is our lead in pastoral care, making sure that we look out for each other and that vulnerable members and those in need of support are cared for.