John Bunyan Baptist Church

Our Minister

From August 2015, our minister is the Rev Beth Allison-Glenny.

Our two ministers and the President of BUGB, at Beths ordination service in November 2014

From left to right, you see James, Beth, and the President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain 2014-15, the Rev Dr Chris Ellis.


Beth came to John Bunyan starting half-time in November 2014, and became full-time in August 2015 when the Rev James Grote concluded his ministry with us. 

Beth grew up as part of Keyworth Baptist Church, where she was baptised and came into membership as a young teenager. She went to study theology at the University of St Andrews for four years, after which she spent a year as a Pastoral Assistant at St Mary Magdalene’s Episcopal Church in Dundee. She then trained for Baptist ministry at Regent’s Park College Oxford, whilst being in pastorate at Market Bosworth Free Church in Leicestershire. 

She is married to Rob, who is the Anglican curate of Old Marston and Elsfield. They have a puppy called Eva, who will be allowed to come to the church once she’s stopped chewing shoes.