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We have an Elder and a Core Team who serve King’s Church Cockermouth in leadership.

ROGER BYE - Elder and Core Team

CHERYL BYE - Core Team

Roger and Cheryl moved to Brigham, near Cockermouth, from Kent in 2006 and enjoy living in West Cumbria with its stunning scenery, good food and thriving local community. What is there not to like! Roger and Cheryl married in 1977 having met in Brighton, training to be teachers. Roger started working full time in church leadership in 1982.  He now leads the team at Kings Church and serves other churches locally, nationally and in other nations as part of the ChristCentral team. Together they have a passion to see local churches grow into all that God wants them to be.

Now they have three adult children and are kept young by their grandchildren. In their spare time they tame their garden and enjoy local walks in the fells or watching a good film with a glass of wine! Sometimes you can see Roger catching the wind, sailing on Derwent Water or running locally and Cheryl loves homemaking and hospitality.

Roger and Cheryl Bye Kings Church Cocker
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Dave and Hazel Purfield have been members of the church since 1990 when they moved to Cockermouth from Hertfordshire. They would say that they are called by God to stay in Cockermouth and serve the church here.

Dave was an Elder at King’s Church for 23 years and is currently a member of the Core Leadership Team and a Trustee. Dave and Hazel ran their own IT company for nearly 20 years, endeavouring to do so on Godly principles. They have recently sold this and Dave is now working for the new owners.

They have two daughters, two grandchildren and no pets, much to their youngest’s disappointment. They have been Foster Carers for the Local Authority since 2008 but are taking a break at the moment. Dave’s interests include playing guitar, playing with cars, playing with DIY tools, and occasionally getting some exercise out on the fells! He is an engineer at heart and would rather try to fix something than throw it away, which has led to a rather full garage but “you never know when something might come in useful!”


Paul is a staff member at Kings, heading up our Administration and Social Impact groups. He has a background in Sales, music and book publishing and Conference Management. Some of Pauls time is given to Jubilee+, a national charity focused on UK Poverty and the church’s response.

He is married to Lorraine, and they have lived in Cockermouth since 2014. He has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. His interests include game fishing, reading widely and sport.

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Alison is the Special Needs Coordinator at Lorton Primary School. She particularly loves teaching children to read. She has two lovely, grown up daughters and has been part of King’s Church since the late 1980s.

Her hobbies include jogging and watching films and rugby. She also tries hard at gardening!

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Becca and Tom live in Cockermouth with their two children. Becca has been part of King’s for almost her whole life. Becca is part of the Core Team and leads the Worship Team. Tom is involved in our Sunday Children’s work, Adventurers.

We love being part of our local community. You can usually find us at the local running club, school events, or swimming club. If we’re not there, we’re usually tinkering on our van, getting ready for a day out or overnight in the Lakes.

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