New manager starts at Norwich Christian centre
All Saints’ Centre, a Christian centre in the heart of Norwich, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Dunning as assistant to its manager, Karen Maidstone.
This part time post was widely advertised and attracted a great deal of interest with 20 applicants for the position.
Prior to his appointment, John has been serving the Centre on a voluntary basis for over two years and he convinced the Trustees’ interviewing panel that he was the most suitable person for the job.
As a volunteer, John has shown that he has the Centre at heart as well as being very popular with the Centre’s regular visitors and he brings to the position his love of people as well as many and varied skills and interests.
John was a professional musician for 20 years, travelling widely, before returning to England, changing direction and training at Sparsholt Agricultural College. He has worked as a shepherd and with other animals and has worked on the land and with machinery. He has also been a Youth club leader and worked with the disabled at a horse Centre in Devon.
He has a great love of rural life and a passion for the old country crafts. He is skilled in willow basketry work and hazel fencing and has been involved in the building of ancient round houses for a Celtic site often visited by Time–Team for information in their searches.
In his spare time John enjoys reading, studying the Holy Scriptures, cooking (particularly French cooking) and rural life.
John comes from a Salvation Army background, is one of a family of ten children and his mother was a Sunday school teacher.
He is thrilled to accept this post, as All Saints’ is a very special place for him and he believes totally in what the Centre strives to do in the city.
or call in and see them; they are situated in All Saints’ Church, opposite John Lewis’, and are open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am until 4.30 p.m.