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Young family adds new life to fountain church 

The Fountain of Life Church, Ashill, will soon be welcoming a new curate, Adam Poole, together with his wife Martha, and their daughter Sofia. 

They are coming to Norfolk from Wycliffe College, Oxford where Adam has been studying for a Masters in Applied Theology. Adam will be ordained at Norwich Cathedral on June 27 and will be licensed as a Deacon to serve his curacy at The Fountain of Life. 

Adam and Martha met at the London School of Theology where Martha was studying for a BA in Theology, Music and Worship and Adam was doing a BA in Theology. After their studies at LST were complete Adam worked for a church in London for a year before they got married in 2017.

After much prayer and discernment, the couple followed God’s call to live and work in Cyprus, Martha’s home, for about two years. During their time there, they were part of a wonderful Greek-speaking church and worked as teachers. Their theological training was put to good use as they taught music, Bible studies, and RE (respectively).

They were also involved in an inter-church Youth Group and saw great fruit from this during their two years there. In 2019 they returned to the UK, trusting God’s call for Adam to train for ordination in the Church of England. Sofia was born in October 2020 and Adam and Martha are loving watching her grow and develop her personality. 

Adam, Martha and Sofia have visited Ashill a couple of times in the last few months and are really looking forward to moving into the village more permanently in mid-June, although they already feel like part of the family. The Fountain of life team and congregation are all looking forward to working with them, sharing life and growing together. 

Pictured above are Adam, Martha and Sofia Poole


Eldred Willey, 17/05/2021

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