Living as Community
Holy Habits Venues

Monday 2:30pm – Swan Cottage, Bakehouse Ln, Chelmarsh.

Monday 7:30pm – The Byre, Woodhill Farm.

Wednesday 10:30am – The Spinney, Severnside.

Wednesday 7:30pm – Prestwood House, Netherton

Thursday 7:30pm – 43 Yew Tree Grove.

Upcoming Events
Fri 19

Friday Event

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 20
Sun 21
Mon 22

Holy Habits Meeting

July 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon 22

Holy Habits Meeting

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Rev David Poyner

I am assistant curate, working in all parishes in the benefice. At the time of writing I am a deacon but will be made a priest (and so able to do offices such as weddings and baptisms) after June 2019.

In addition to Sundays, I work one day a week in the benefice (usually Fridays) and usually take part in one evening event a week. I live in Kidderminster but I have worshipped in Highley for most of my life, due to family connections. When I am not doing church work, I lecture in pharmacology at Aston University in Birmingham, teaching mainly pharmacists and neuroscientists and carrying out research on a nerve transmitter called CGRP.

My passion is to tell people of the Good News of Jesus Christ, that they may have life in its full abundance; why settle for half measures?! I aim to make this relevant to our largely rural benefice; as an ordained minister and a practising scientist, to help people explore the place of faith in a sceptical age.