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Veronica Veronica Sharpe was the first person to come alongside ‘The House of Doves’ when it was still barely the germ of an idea. She is a member of the Community of the Word of God in Hackney, East London, a Community committed to a regular prayer life and a ministry of hospitality and availability, plus the organisation of quiet days and longer retreats. Veronica serves as Parish Administrator at  St Barnabas, Homerton. She also acts as church treasurer and is responsible for its music.  She plays both organ and piano as well as happily encouraging participation by any instrumentalists who may join the congregation from time to time. Veronica was admitted and licensed as a Reader in the Anglican Church in 2006 and continues to preach regularly in the London Diocese. Having become a Christian at age eleven, she joined a local church at fourteen, singing in the church choir until she went to college.   She trained as a teacher at the College of Sarum St Michael in Salisbury and subsequently gained a BA from the Open University.  At Sarum, she took the opportunity to make a particular study of Continuing Adult Education, in which she remains keenly interested. Veronica worked in the charity sector for a number of years as a press officer and fund raiser, later moving into employment training as a desktop publishing tutor before joining the Community of the Word of God in 1991. She is a Christians Against Poverty Money Coach and holds a European Computer Driving Licence, Level 2. Geraldine Geraldine Ashton is a nurse with extensive experience in General Practice.  She is married to David and has two grown-up children, a son-in-law and a baby grandson. She has degrees in Theology and Practical Theology. Geraldine was born in Glasgow, into a staunch Roman Catholic family and always believed in God.  When she was fourteen years old, she had a “Samuel experience” during a church service and heard the call of God to become a priest.  She remained undeterred when she realised that women couldn’t be priests in the Roman Catholic Church.  However, it wasn’t until 1991 that she became ‘born again’ at a Billy Graham rally: this was to change her life forever. A series of experiences in church and on mission, as well as her degree studies, confirmed her sense of vocation to minister in rural churches, which she has done at home and abroad, preaching “the Gospel of God’s grace and repentance that leads to new life in Christ.”  She continues to feel led to search for the ‘lost coins’, the people who come to church but don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. She has now been accepted for ordination into the Anglican priesthood and, while training, ministers with the North Cornwall Cluster of Churches.. Geraldine shares the vision of many, to see Spiritual Revival begin in Cornwall and spread to the rest of the UK and beyond. Emma Emma   McPhail   is   currently   working   full-time   as   the   Assistant   Minister   at   Victoria   Baptist   Church   in   Eastbourne,   East   Sussex.     She   is   pursuing   accredited   ministry   status   with   the   Baptist   Union   of   GB   studying   at   Spurgeon's   College, London,   for   a   MTh   in   Advanced   Christian   Studies.   Coming   from   a   non-Christian   background   Emma discovered   the   love   of   Jesus   as   a   9-year-old      at   a   church   kids’   holiday   club.      She   saw   a   lady   playing   a   guitar and   talking   about   the   good   news   and   “knew”   that   was   what   she   would   be   doing         when   she      grew      up.      Not surprisingly,   she   is   now   a   gifted   singer-songwriter   worship   leader   and   preacher/teacher.         Em      was   radically filled      with   the   Holy   Spirit   at   the   age   of   eleven   and   felt   called   to   serve   God   with   her   whole   life.      She graduated   from   Mattersey   Hall   (AoG)   Bible   College   with      a   Diploma   in   Christian   Ministry   (Distinction),   a 2:1   BA   (Hons)   in   Biblical   Theology   and   an   MA   in   Pentecostal/Charismatic   Studies.      She   has   taught   at   Primary,   Secondary   and Post-16   level   education,   was   Co-leader   of     Wadebridge   Christian   Centre   for   four   years,   and   also   worked   as   an Associate   Minister in   a   Student   café-style   Presbyterian   Church   at   Otago   University   in   New   Zealand   for   three   years.   She   has   also   worked   as   a   self- employed    counsellor    and    holds    a    level    4    Diploma    in    Counselling    and    Psychotherapy.    Her    travels    as    a    missionary        –      evangelising,   healing,   preaching   and   teaching,   having   taken   her   to   Burkina   Faso   in West Africa,   Kerala,     Tamil   Nadu   and Andhra Pradesh   in   India,   Mindanao   in   the   Philippines,   as   well   as   to   Nepal,   Australia,   Vanuatu   and   The   Solomon   Islands.   Her   Biblical teaching   on      “The   Person   and   works   of   the   Holy   Spirit”,   “Women   in   Ministry”   and   "Being   transformed   by   renewing   of   the mind"   in   particular,   have   influenced   many   and   she   follows   her   calling   as   an   itinerant         preacher/teacher,      writer      and      singer- songwriter  around  the UK  and the world, as opportunities allow. Anita Anita Mycock is an artist as well as a professional gardener and a mother of three. She was born in Wiltshire and grew up in the Quantock Hills in Somerset.  She studied at Sunderland University, gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.  She married and brought up her three children in the north of England where, for much of the time, she home- schooled them.  She has a married son and two daughters. In 2005, Anita and the children moved to Cornwall.  Then in 2007, after many years without any art in her life, she felt the Lord saying “Paint!”  He kept saying it until eventually she took up her brushes again.  Anita paints under the name Anita Oaks. Her paintings tend to have a challenging ‘edge’ that reflects her gift for finding the story within, somehow involving the viewer in the process of exploration and narrative. Much of her work now takes the form of ‘prophetic art’, including taking up opportunities to paint during services, meetings and of course “Dove Days.”  The finished picture, but also the process of watching it emerge, alongside teaching or worship, can add an extra dimension to the experience of those attending. Anita became a Christian in 1982, having accepted a university place as far from home as possible.  For accommodation, she found a bed-sit in a large, shared house with a typical shared space for the mail.  Came the day she found a leaflet addressed to no one in particular but which was headed “JUST FOR YOU”.  It announced an evangelical outreach by a team from Cliff College.  She went along and although she had been sent to Sunday School, although she had been confirmed, this was the first time that she truly “heard the Gospel”.  “A light bulb came on.”  She joined a house group and asked questions, questions, questions.  After many weeks of “It can’t be that easy” and “I’m not worthy”, she was at last able to say a prayer accepting the Lord Jesus into her life. Jules Jules   Hatch   is   a   business   consultant   specialising   in   residential   property   development.      She   currently   works   with   several   national housebuilders,   having   a   previous   background   of   senior   management   in   the   industry.   Celebration   Church,   a group   of   house   churches   in   Camelford,   Cornwall.   This   is   where   Jules   first   met Annie   and   caught   the   vision of   The   House   of   Doves   in   2010.   Brought   up   in   a   Roman   Catholic   family   in   Kent,   Jules   learned   from   the nuns   of   the   neighbouring   convent   a   lifelong   appreciation   of   the   power   of   silence   and   of   ‘coming   away’.     She   also   acquired   an   enormous   amount   of   knowledge   about   God,   but   this   did   not   lead   to   a   personal relationship   with   Jesus.   She   became   part   of   a   banking   graduate   trainee   scheme,   gaining   a   degree   in Management   Studies   with   Business   Administration   and   the   appointment   as   Branch   Manager   in   ‘the   City’ by   the   age   of   23. After   ten   years   of   climbing   the   corporate   ladder   –   during   which   time   Jules   married   and   daughter Alice   was   born -   she   entered   several   dark   years   of   post-natal   depression,   divorce   and   despair.   In   2003,   she   moved   to   Port   Isaac,   studied horticulture   at   college   with   the   RHS   and   launched   a   gardening   business.      Jules   knew   Cornwall   was   part   of   the   key   to   her   healing but   felt   ‘something’   was   still   missing.     After   attending   an Alpha   course,   she   accepted   Jesus   in   her   life   -   at   last   her   previous   ‘head- knowledge’   of   God   made   sense.   Jules   is   passionate   about   marriage   and   family   issues   and   hopes   to   develop   a   ministry   in   this   area. She   also   looks   forward   to   finding   fresh   expression   for   her   horticulture   experience   within   the   Dove   vision   -   prayer   gardens   to enjoy   God’s   presence   and   kitchen   gardens   to   enjoy   God’s   abundance!   She   also   carries   a   longing   to   tell   as   many   others   as possible about the life-saving salvation of Jesus that so richly blesses her life each day. Annie Annie Frazer Simpson is the keeper of the House of Doves vision.  She has spent many years living through, as well as researching the difficulties from which she now hopes to rescue other people. She teaches life skills in a Christian context, in groups and one-to-one, and is currently working on a book which will endeavour to illustrate the experiences that have taught her what she now shares. These accumulated insights have been gained during a career that has included teaching, classical music performance, historical research, publishing, marketing and management.  She has a BA from the Open University, a Cert Ed gained at The College of Sarum St Michael in Salisbury, a performer’s Licentiateship of Trinity College of Music, London, and a postgraduate qualification from University of Surrey covering post-redundancy and career change issues. Annie was formerly the first woman chair of the Central London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a member of both the National Council and the National Executive of that body. She has also served as a mentor for the Prince’s Trust. One of those people who, from childhood, ‘always knew there was God’, Annie remembers her earliest awareness of Him happening when she was about five. As an adult, she became involved in church-based Christianity through village church membership in Dorset where she grew up. Moving to London, she joined a church with a strong emphasis on retreat work, then served as a Pastoral Assistant and leader of a Healing Team in Surrey, and later as a member of Deanery Synod in Wiltshire. She then spent some time as an attender at Quaker Meeting for Worship followed by many years as a member of a House Church here in North Cornwall and has now returned once again to the Quakers. She spent some years with Christchurch, Deal therapeutic faith community in Kent, where she collected and edited stories from members of that community for “Changed Lives” (P R Holmes and S B Williams, Authentic Media).  Her own approach to coming alongside people has been inspired in part by the experience and understanding she gained there.  Annie sees her life as a journey into ever deeper relationship with God.
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© Kestrel Solutions / The House of Doves 2016 - 2018. All Rights Reserved.
The House of Doves
 A Christian Retreat Ministry in North Cornwall
Who We Are. ‘a safe place which is also an enabling place’
Christian Retreat in Cornwall
A Retreat House for North Cornwall House of Doves Ministries.
t: 01840 211093
Veronica Veronica Sharpe was the first person to come alongside ‘The House of Doves’ when it was still barely the germ of an idea. She is a member of the Community of the Word of God in Hackney, East London, a Community committed to a regular prayer life and a ministry of hospitality and availability, plus the organisation of quiet days and longer retreats. Veronica serves as Parish Administrator at  St Barnabas, Homerton. She also acts as church treasurer and is responsible for its music.  She plays both organ and piano as well as happily encouraging participation by any instrumentalists who may join the congregation from time to time. Veronica was admitted and licensed as a Reader in the Anglican Church in 2006 and continues to preach regularly in the London Diocese. Having become a Christian at age eleven, she joined a local church at fourteen, singing in the church choir until she went to college.   She trained as a teacher at the College of Sarum St Michael in Salisbury and subsequently gained a BA from the Open University.  At Sarum, she took the opportunity to make a particular study of Continuing Adult Education, in which she remains keenly interested. Veronica worked in the charity sector for a number of years as a press officer and fund raiser, later moving into employment training as a desktop publishing tutor before joining the Community of the Word of God in 1991. Geraldine Geraldine Ashton is a nurse with extensive experience in General Practice.  She is married to David and has two grown-up children, a son-in-law and a baby grandson. She has degrees in Theology and Practical Theology. Geraldine was born in Glasgow, into a staunch Roman Catholic family and always believed in God.  When she was fourteen years old, she had a “Samuel experience” during a church service and heard the call of God to become a priest.  She remained undeterred when she realised that women couldn’t be priests in the Roman Catholic Church.  However, it wasn’t until 1991 that she became ‘born again’ at a Billy Graham rally: this was to change her life forever. A series of experiences in church and on mission, as well as her degree studies, confirmed her sense of vocation to minister in rural churches, which she has done at home and abroad, preaching “the Gospel of God’s grace and repentance that leads to new life in Christ.”  She continues to feel led to search for the ‘lost coins’, the people who come to church but don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. She has now been accepted for ordination into the Anglican priesthood and, while training, ministers with the North Cornwall Cluster of Churches. Geraldine shares the vision of many, to see Spiritual Revival begin in Cornwall and spread to the rest of the UK and beyond. She is a Christians Against Poverty Money Coach and holds a European Computer Driving Licence, Level 2." Emma Emma   McPhail   is   currently   working   full-time   as   the Assistant Minister    at    Victoria    Baptist    Church    in    Eastbourne,    East Sussex.      She   is   pursuing   accredited   ministry   status   with   the Baptist     Union     of     GB     studying     at Spurgeon's   College,   London,   for   a   MTh in Advanced   Christian   Studies.   Coming from    a    non-Christian            background Emma   discovered   the   love   of   Jesus   as   a 9-year-old        at    a    church    kids’    holiday club.      She   saw   a         lady   playing   a   guitar and   talking   about   the   good   news   and   “knew”   that   was   what she   would   be   doing         when   she      grew      up.      Not   surprisingly, she    is    now    a    gifted    singer-songwriter    worship    leader    and preacher/teacher.         Em      was   radically   filled      with   the   Holy Spirit   at   the   age   of   eleven   and   felt   called   to         serve   God   with her   whole   life.      She   graduated   from   Mattersey   Hall   (AoG) Bible    College    with        a    Diploma    in            Christian    Ministry (Distinction),   a   2:1   BA   (Hons)   in   Biblical   Theology   and   an MA   in   Pentecostal/Charismatic   Studies.      She   has   taught   at Primary,    Secondary    and    Post-16    level    education,    was    Co- leader   of      Wadebridge   Christian   Centre   for   four   years,   and        also   worked   as   an   Associate   Minister   in   a   Student   café-style Presbyterian   Church   at   Otago   University   in   New   Zealand   for three            years.    She    has    also    worked    as    a    self-employed counsellor   and      holds   a   level      4   Diploma   in   Counselling   and Psychotherapy.   Her         travels   as   a   missionary      –      evangelising, healing,   preaching   and   teaching,   having   taken   her   to   Burkina Faso   in West Africa,   Kerala,     Tamil   Nadu   and Andhra   Pradesh in   India,   Mindanao   in   the   Philippines,   as   well   as   to   Nepal, Australia,   Vanuatu   and   The   Solomon   Islands.   Her   Biblical teaching   on      “The   Person   and   works   of   the   Holy   Spirit”, “Women   in   Ministry”   and   "Being   transformed   by   renewing   of the    mind"    in    particular,    have    influenced    many    and    she follows   her   calling   as   an   itinerant         preacher/teacher,      writer     and      singer-songwriter      around      the   UK      and   the   world,   as opportunities allow. Anita Anita Mycock is an artist as well as a professional gardener and a mother of three. She was born in Wiltshire and grew up in the Quantock Hills in Somerset.  She studied at Sunderland University, gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.  She married and brought up her three children in the north of England where, for much of the time, she home-schooled them.  She has a married son and two daughters. In 2005, Anita and the children moved to Cornwall.  Then in 2007, after many years without any art in her life, she felt the Lord saying “Paint!”  He kept saying it until eventually she took up her brushes again.  Anita paints under the name Anita OaksHer paintings tend to have a challenging ‘edge’ that reflects her gift for finding the story within, somehow involving the viewer in the process of exploration and narrative. Much of her work now takes the form of ‘prophetic art’, including taking up opportunities to paint during services, meetings and of course “Dove Days.”  The finished picture, but also the process of watching it emerge, alongside teaching or worship, can add an extra dimension to the experience of those attending. Anita became a Christian in 1982, having accepted a university place as far from home as possible.  For accommodation, she found a bed-sit in a large, shared house with a typical shared space for the mail.  Came the day she found a leaflet addressed to no one in particular but which was headed “JUST FOR YOU”.  It announced an evangelical outreach by a team from Cliff College.  She went along and although she had been sent to Sunday School, although she had been confirmed, this was the first time that she truly “heard the Gospel”.  “A light bulb came on.”  She joined a house group and asked questions, questions, questions.  After many weeks of “It can’t be that easy” and “I’m not worthy”, she was at last able to say a prayer accepting the Lord Jesus into her life. Jules Jules   Hatch   is   a   business   consultant   specialising   in   residential property    development.        She    currently    works    with    several national    housebuilders,    having    a    previous    background    of senior   management   in   the   industry.   She is   a   member   of   Celebration   Church,   a group   of   house   churches   in   Camelford, Cornwall.   This   is   where   Jules   first   met Annie    and    caught    the    vision    of    The House   of   Doves   in   2010.   Brought   up   in a   Roman   Catholic   family   in   Kent,   Jules learned   from   the   nuns   of   the   neighbouring   convent   a   lifelong appreciation   of   the   power   of   silence   and   of   ‘coming   away’.     She   also   acquired   an   enormous   amount   of   knowledge   about God,   but   this   did   not   lead   to   a   personal   relationship   with Jesus.   She   became   part   of   a   banking   graduate   trainee   scheme, gaining    a    degree    in    Management    Studies    with    Business Administration   and   the   appointment   as   Branch   Manager   in ‘the   City’   by   the   age   of   23.   After   ten   years   of   climbing   the corporate    ladder    –    during    which    time    Jules    married    and daughter   Alice   was   born   -   she   entered   several   dark   years   of post-natal    depression,    divorce    and    despair.    In    2003,    she moved   to   Port   Isaac,   studied   horticulture   at   college   with   the RHS    and    launched    a    gardening    business.        Jules    knew Cornwall    was    part    of    the    key    to    her    healing    but    felt ‘something’    was    still    missing.        After    attending    an    Alpha course,   she   accepted   Jesus   in   her   life   -   at   last   her   previous ‘head-knowledge’    of    God    made    sense.    Jules    is    passionate about   marriage   and   family   issues   and   hopes   to   develop   a ministry   in   this   area.   She   also   looks   forward   to   finding   fresh expression   for   her   horticulture   experience   within   the   Dove vision   -   prayer   gardens   to   enjoy   God’s   presence   and   kitchen gardens   to   enjoy   God’s   abundance!   She   also   carries   a   longing to    tell    as    many    others    as    possible    about    the    life-saving salvation of Jesus that so richly blesses her life each day. Annie Annie Frazer Simpson is the keeper of the House of Doves vision.  She has spent many years living through, as well as researching the difficulties from which she now hopes to rescue other people. She teaches life skills in a Christian context, in groups and one-to-one, and is currently working on a book which will endeavour to illustrate the experiences that have taught her what she now shares. These accumulated insights have been gained during a career that has included teaching, classical music performance, historical research, publishing, marketing and management.  She has a BA from the Open University, a Cert Ed gained at The College of Sarum St Michael in Salisbury, a performer’s Licentiateship of Trinity College of Music, London, and a postgraduate qualification from University of Surrey covering post-redundancy and career change issues. Annie was formerly the first woman chair of the Central London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a member of both the National Council and the National Executive of that body. She has also served as a mentor for the Prince’s Trust. One of those people who, from childhood, ‘always knew there was God’, Annie remembers her earliest awareness of Him happening when she was about five. As an adult, she became involved in church-based Christianity through village church membership in Dorset where she grew up. Moving to London, she joined a church with a strong emphasis on retreat work, then served as a Pastoral Assistant and leader of a Healing Team in Surrey, and later as a member of Deanery Synod in Wiltshire. She then spent some time as an attender at Quaker Meeting for Worship followed by many years as a member of a House Church here in North Cornwall and has now returned once again to the Quakers. She spent some years with Christchurch, Deal therapeutic faith community in Kent, where she collected and edited stories from members of that community for “Changed Lives” (P R Holmes and S B Williams, Authentic Media).  Her own approach to coming alongside people has been inspired in part by the experience and understanding she gained there.  Annie sees her life as a journey into ever deeper relationship with God.
ANITA                         ANNIE                      EMMA      
GERALDINE             VERONICA                   JULES
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