Paul Hannay - National Rally Officer

Paul & Angela Hannay were married in 1978. We bought our 1st caravan around 1981/2 when we had Andrew our then only son, who was a toddler. On our first outing around Easter we bumped into CCCF at Blaithwaite House, Cumbria. We became members of CCCF around 1982, this time when we had another baby Philip, we attended our first national in Weston Park.

Three years later we had our 3rd son, Simon. They are all married now to Christian wives. We have 2 grandsons, Joshua & Samuel. Our sons really benefited growing up with CCCF.

In the 1990’s and early 2000’s Paul helped often on the SBHR set up team setting out the site electrics. During 1990/1991 Paul felt called to mission work with Brass Tacks, and felt confirmation at SBHR around this time. At the end of March 1991 Paul left his job with BT as a maintenance engineer, and stepped out in faith with Angela, only asking God to provide for all our needs. Brass Tacks is a building and maintenance mission lining up skilled & DIY helpers to go out and engage in building for all sorts of missions, churches, hospitals schools etc. Paul was a team leader being away from home 6 out of 12 months a year. Projects were carried out in Europe, Africa, Russia & Mongolia to name a few.

When our sons were 19/22/24 we felt called to Zambia to work in a Christian School so on Jan 1st 2005 we left UK, Paul as Maintenance Manager and Angela House Parent to 27, 5-9 year olds. Then in 2009 we went to NW Zambia to a Mission Hospital where Paul worked on building & maintenance and Angela pastoral care of student nurses and working in the pharmacy. We returned back from Zambia in 2014, and after a break to recover, we again both worked with Brass Tacks, until we retired in March 2017. In our retirement we feel we can support CCCF in some small way, Paul was asked if he would consider being NRO, and accepted. Now, as always looking to God for help in this role too.