Catshill Baptist Church

Rev Simon Gudger, Minister

Rev Simon Gudger


Simon came to Catshill in April 2016 after serving for 10 years as Minister of Kidderminster Baptist Church, Franche Road.  He is married to Louise and has twin boys, Luke & Ben and a daughter, Faith.  Simon is passionate about nurturing healthy churches, seeing them grow in Christ and grow together.  He is also passionate about Leicester City FC and will speak of their Premier League title win for years to come.

Paul Fisher, Church Secretary

Paul Fisher

Church Secretary

Paul is married to Debbie and they have two daughters, Rachel (married to Matthew and living in York) and Abigail (currently living in Portsmouth and working in Southampton). He has been at CBC since 1992. Paul is a long suffering “Owls” fan, Sheffield Wednesday football team for those who don’t know, he loves most sport especially golf. He is currently Church secretary.

Claire Fain,

Claire Fain

Claire is married to Graham, has one daughter and has been coming to CBC since 2009.

Besides working full time she is studying to complete her chartered accountancy exams, so far she has passed ten exams in six years leaving four still to sit. She says she has learnt a lot about perseverance during this process!!

Her hobby is Cross-stitching and she runs a mid-week evening group at CBC where stitchers can get together to stitch and chat.


Steve Hodgetts,

Steve Hodgetts

Steve and his wife Jane, who have two grown up sons, moved to the area from Somerset in 2012, due to work.

Having visited a few times trying to work out where God would have them live they felt called to CBC, even before finding their house! As well as being on the Leadership, Steve hosts a small group along with Jane and tends to do a lot of the energetic activities in the church.

They feel settled into Catshill village life and have been greatly blessed with fantastic neighbours who have become great friends. In his spare time he competes at Half and Full Ironman triathlon distance, so loves cycling, swimming and running, along with too many other hobbies according to Jane.

Mark Hotchin,

Mark Hotchin

Mark has been a member of CBC since November 2008 and joined the Leadership Team in 2009. He is married to Sue and they have two children.

Daniel Scholes,

Daniel Scholes

Daniel came to CBC many years ago and has served in various roles over the years, including leading worship, which he still does from time to time.

Daniel has been married for over 20 years to Jenny and has two children, Judith and Rebecca.

Daniel works with Blind and Partially Sighted people as a Rehabilitation Officer for a national charity, and believes in encouraging people to seek God for themselves because He has a role that only they can fulfil!

Paul Whitehouse,

Paul Whitehouse

Paul has been attending CBC since 2009 and joined the Leadership Team in March 2017. He is married to Carol and they have two grown up sons. He is a retired Chartered Surveyor who supports WBA, likes gardening, walking and not forgetting one lively grandson!