You may have read about NMYBB’s motto: Fun, Faith and Fellowship. The chaplaincy team supports and encourages the faith element of the band. The team is currently made up of an eclectic bunch of four people.
Who we are
Nathan has been a member of NMYBB since 2000 and plays the Tenor Horn. He is now a Methodist Minister currently stationed to the Newark and Southwell Circuit as Superintendent. Nathan is married to Hannah (who he met in the band) and they have two children. Nathan believes that the band was one of the main vehicles that God used to encourage him to be doing what he is doing today!
Fran joined the NMYBB chaplaincy team in 2019 and is mum to one of the cornet players in the band and 3 other musicians (but not brass). She is married to Rev George Bailey and is a secondary school teacher of Philosophy, Ethics and Religion. In her spare time Fran is a breastfeeding counsellor for the NCT and a lover of cake and coffee! As a member of Oakwood Church, a Methodist Anglican partnership in the north of Leeds, Fran is part of worship leading and youth work teams.
Sarah is our youngest chaplain and has been playing cornet and now flugelhorn with NMYBB since 2014. Currently, she is studying for her Music and Music Psychology degree in Leeds and is loving the northern life, originally being from Staffordshire in the Midlands. She believes that joining, and subsequently becoming a chaplain of NMYBB, is one of the best decisions she has made. It has given her life long friendships, a great band to play in and an opportunity to explore her faith whilst encouraging others to do the same. In her spare time, you'll usually find her reading, experimenting with watercolours and embroidery whilst drinking multiple mugs of tea!
What we do
The Chaplaincy Team provide onsite spiritual support on weekends, helping band sections in the planning of epilogues and co-ordinate the involvement of the band in Sunday morning worship. There really is nothing as special as leading worship with NMYBB!
When the band get together for weekends or tours the chaplains choose a theme to base our epilogues on. Epilogues are short acts of worship which explore the theme by looking at a Bible reading and seeing how it applies to us and the theme.