Hello, Martin here. Glad to be on board and looking forward to meeting new people from near and far.

The picture above is taken from a beach near Caernarfon, with Jenny looking out towards Llanddwyn Island on Anglesey. Jenny is another member of this deep Talk group and we have been married for nearly 14 years. We love the outdoors and walk for miles along coastal paths when we can.

I live in Sheffield, was born in Barry, South Wales and love the sea and the hills. The Peak District is our local stomping ground. I have spent over fifty years in youth and children's work - the 70s as a Baptist minister, the 80s as a Methodist Youth and Children's Officer, the 90s as a a training & development officer with the National Christian Education Council and the Noughties in a similar capacity with the Anglican Lads and Girls Brigade. Most of the last ten years I have been retired and operating as an elder and volunteer in the children's and youth work with Shiregreen United Reformed Church in the middle of a large housing estate.

You can get a hint of where I sit theologically if you take a peek at our church website at