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David Gwatkin

David is the seventh generation of Gwatkin to farm in the Welsh Marches. His background and his personal experience make him all too aware of the often overwhelming pressures farmers, their families and communities can face.

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Nick Read

Nick is a self-supporting Anglican Priest licensed by Hereford Diocese as an Associate Agricultural Chaplain. His paid employment is Director of the Bulmer Foundation, a sustainable development charity based in Hereford.

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Sue Williams

Being a farmer's daughter and with her brother hill farming, Sue has always been concerned for the welfare of farming communities. She is also a bereavement visitor with proven listening skills vital to the chaplaincy role.

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David Dutton

Agricultural Contractor David Dutton sees his chaplaincy role at Borderlands as an opportunity to bring a 'Christian slant to what I do'.

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Bob Bates
Bob Bates

Born and brought up in Northamptonshire, Bob came to ministry within a group of four rural parishes, where he grew to see God's year not only in the church's seasons but also in the seasons of the farming fraternity.

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