Hello, I'm Tom Fish. I grew up going to church regularly, once a year at Christmas. By the time I was 17 I'd convinced myself that Christianity was a load of rubbish, and I was a convinced atheist.
But God had other ideas, and while I was at uni he showed me clearly that he existed, that Jesus was who he claimed to be, and that if God had walked about on earth and said 'Follow me'... I'd better do just that!
After uni I worked for 30 years in industry, but always aiming to follow Jesus. So when he led me away from my job, towards becoming a vicar, and then to Stambermill - well, here I am!
I'm Helen Fish - you've probably guessed that I'm Tom's wife! We've been married over 30 years and have two children in their 20s.
We're a team. Tom wears the collar and has the job - but I work alongside him at Brickworks.
We take the protection and safety of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. All Volunteers in the church who work directly with children, youth or vulnerable adults are checked with the national Disclosure and Barring Service. If you have any concerns about safeguarding and would like to talk to someone, here are some useful phone numbers...
Brickworks Pastor, Fred Swartz - 07745 301136
Brickworks Women's Ministry, Lacey Swartz - 07470 060211
Brickworks Safeguarding Lead, Ruth Garratt - 01384 824611
Parish Vicar, Simon Falshaw - 01384 423142
Parish Curate, Jon Evans - 07584 919697
Parish Safeguarding Officer, Gloria Burrows - 01384 894948
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Hilary Higton - 07495 060869
Childline - 0800 1111
Age Concern UK - 0800 678 1602
Dudley Social Care - 0300 555 0055 (out of hours 0300 555 8574)
Non-urgent Police Enquiries - 101
Emergency Calls - 999
This website (like Brickworks) is a work in progress - suggestions and comments welcome!
Any ideas of things we could do, or improvements to the website - we'd love to hear from you!
28 Shepherds Brook Rd
Stourbridge, DY9 7DX
Phone: 07745 301136
Brickworks Church is an outreach from Christ Church Lye (the one with the WWI soldier statue in front).