the waterside community church


Senior Leaders

Phil and Dee Chester

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Phil and Dee became trustees of the

charity and senior leaders of the church

in 2017. Phil is the visionary and pastor,

Dee supports him in leadership and manages the

charity. They are both retired Police Officers.

Phil and Dee have their own ministry outside of

Waterside, leading teams on ministry trips

abroad each year.

Phil has also worked in the boat building industry, is a keen

sailor and is qualified and experienced in management.

Dee has also worked as a freelance riding coach, has charity

management experience along with with early years

education experience.


Jenny Scott

Jenny joined the leadership team in 2019. Jenny

says:” In a former life I worked in the Halifax

Building Society!! My later work life was with

children of all ages and abilities which I felt God

led me to do. I love swimming, sewing, reading,

meeting up with people, cycling. Being part of

Waterside and Chatterbox family is very

important to me. I love people of all ages, my family are very special

to me.”



Steve Howlett

Steve also joined the leadership team in 2018. He has spent many

years as part of Aggies pastoral team, and leads Chatterbox as well as

leading at Waterside. He is married to Mary, they both take an active

part in supporting those who need it in the community. Steve is a

friend to many. They enjoy walking their dog, Pippa, especially along


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The church phone is 02392 178171.

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