Lay workers

Meet our lay workers:

Mrs Naomi Rostron – Children’s & Youth Work Coordinator


Naomi Sharp


Hi, I’m Naomi and I am the Children’s and Youth Work Co-ordinator for Farnworth and Worsley Circuit. I grew up in the Methodist Church and came to this post straight out of university, after graduating in 2015 from reading languages (French and Italian) at the University of Cambridge.

As well as loving languages, I love rowing, drama, reading, my friends and family, and of course, God. My time at Cambridge was the catalyst in my love of rowing, a sport only really known to the rest of the country for one day a year, but which became a very central part of my university life. My passion for drama, on the other hand, started much earlier; the act of stepping into the shoes of a character and bringing them to life has always captivated me. As much as I enjoy acting, and engaging with others too, I’m introvert at heart, and can easily lose myself in a book for hours.

I’m the youngest of three, and grew up with my family, and the later addition of our beloved black lab, in the Midlands, in Stoke-on-Trent, only recently making the move up to Wigan in summer 2014. The are quickly felt like home, and I feel loved and supported as part of this Circuit family too.

For me, it is a privilege to walk alongside the children and youth in this Circuit, helping them to see God’s amazing, unconditional love and the joy and fun that can be had in following Him.


Mrs Christine Thiao – Circuit Administrator


Hi I am Christine the circuit administrator, I have been part of the circuit for many years working at Wharton and Cleggs Lane Church and community centre,  the people in our circuit have a very special place in my heart so it is a privilege for me to now be part of all the churches in the circuit as the administrator.

I have been married to Antoine for 5 years, we have 3 children; Antoine Joseph is 4, Asher is 3 and Alexia is 2 and we have a foster child.  Life is always fast pace for us, everyday is an adventure, and we are trying our best to create lasting memories for all our children. Most weekends you will find us as at a play centre, at a park, the cinema, swimming or woodland walking.

My greatest passion in life is people, and being kind wherever and whenever possible.

I am looking forward to seeing and speaking to more people form around the circuit over the next few weeks and months.

God Bless

Christine x