A new pastor for Farnborough Baptist Church was inducted at a service recently.

He is the Rev John Layzell, whose wife Judith is a probation officer. They have two sons, John and Andrew, and were previously at Winchmore Hill in North London for seven years.

The service was attended by Aldershot MP Gerald Howarth and the Mayor of Rushmoor, Coun Brian Jupp.

The church was without a pastor for over three years, since the Rev Ralph Hanger went to work with the African Pastor Fellowship.

The gap was filled by the Rev Mick Dennison and the late Rev Stuart Petty.

PICTURE: Gerald Howarth MP with the Mayor and Mayoress of Rushmoor Coun. and Mrs Brian Jupp, the Rev John Layzell, his wife Judith and their sons.