Hello, my name is Tom Ferguson. I am the lay worker for the Upper Valley section of the circuit.
I live with my wife, Diane, in a village called Altofts at the flatter end of the Calder Valley in the Wakefield District. We have four grown-up children and one granddaughter.
I taught in primary education for 20 years before being called to work in the Calderdale Circuit. A lifelong Methodist, I am a local preacher and organist. There is no better combination than the theology and poetry of a Charles Wesley hymn coupled with a strong, singable tune!
I am proud of the Methodist Church's commitment to inclusion. I believe strongly in the Wesleyan ideal that all people are offered God's grace in Christ and it is our task to extend that welcome to our neighbours.
Diane and I enjoy travelling around Europe, often driving to France and sometimes Germany, Austria and Italy. It is a wonderful way to experience the wonder of God's creation as well as croissants, baguettes, cheese, ice-cream, cakes and, dare I say as a good Methodist, the occasional glass of wine or beer!
I enjoy watching rugby league, experiencing the highs and – more often than not – lows of following Castleford Tigers.