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About Us
Our Vision

Our vision at Eventide is to create a safe, comfortable environment in which our residents can live and have their personal care needs met, the needs that they would love to be able to meet for themselves but are no longer able to do so. We aim to provide this in an atmosphere that reflects and upholds the Christian beliefs that the majority of the residents are committed to, or have been known to be committed to, before they joined our community.

Our Vision
Our Team
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Esther Barr

General Manager

I was appointed as General Manager in September 2018 after working in the NHS as a community nurse for over 20 years in the city of Bristol. There I gained extensive experience in palliative care and management of chronic conditions as well as a varied experience in people management. During that time I had many opportunities to contribute to the care of elderly Christians in a personal and church capacity and found this an important responsibility and a great privilege.


Kathryn Gorton

Care Manager

I started work at Eventide in 1983 as the cook. After several years I took the opportunity to move over to care management. I was initially the Deputy Manager and then progressed to the Care Manager. During my time here I have undertaken training in a variety of areas, most recently achieving the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social care. My main responsibilities are for the assessing and planning of care for residents and the monitoring and development of the care team.

Our Team
Our Trustees
Charity's Objectives

To establish and operate one or more Eventide homes to provide residential and/or nursing care in a sheltered environment for persons who are born again Christians and active members of their local church.

These persons, due to their frailty, sickness or disability, should be unable to care for themselves. Eventide will provide care on terms appropriate to their means and in accordance to biblical principles.

Our Trustees
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Graham Parr


I have held a number of senior positions within the NHS, including Executive and Non-Executive Director roles and more recently as the Chair of an NHS Foundation Trust. I am an Associate Member of two local mental health Trusts, which brings me into regular contact with service users and their families and I am the Chairman of The Board of Trustees of East Lancashire Hospice. I am also a Magistrate and a Trustee/Director of Coldwell Activity Centre.  

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Graham Barton,

Chairman of Trustees

I am married with three children and an elder at ‘Bethany’ Gospel Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.
I was appointed as a Consultant in Geriatric Medicine at Warrington Hospital, in March 1989. I helped to develop acute and rehabilitation services for Older People at the Hospital as well as an Intermediate Care Service in the Community.
I had a particular interest in Stroke medicine and led the team responsible for the introduction of thrombolysis (clot-dissolving treatment) for acute stroke in 2009.
I retired from clinical medicine in 2018, but for the four years prior to that, I was the clinical lead in a specialist unit for patients with cognitive problems (mainly dementia).
I have been a Trustee at Eventide since September 1994 and was appointed as Chairman in June 2016.

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Brian Murray


I joined the trust in 2019 but have known the manager and trustees for many years. I started work in the coal mining industry, moving on to the aircraft industry, then, for 10 years, I was involved with refurbishing domestic and commercial properties, including church buildings. As a Trustee I use my experience to advise on how the building is kept in good repair so that the care of the residents can be as comfortable as possible.

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David Singer


I am a retired Mathematics senior school teacher who is a father and grandfather and an elder in my local church. I am involved with young and old in a pastoral role, needing to bring care and compassion to their situation. I see this ability to work with people as my key contribution to the role of Trustee at Eventide. When I get the time I enjoy DIY and fell walking. 

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John Barnsley


My involvement with Eventide began when my father suffered a stroke and it wasn’t possible to find appropriate care in a Christian environment. Together with others who shared the vision we were able to help expand Eventide with another 10 rooms to which I contributed my experience in the construction industry. I was a Quantity Surveyor, becoming a Fellow of the RICS and worked in a large regional company as commercial director and head of design. I worked on and was responsible for many large industrial, commercial and hospital projects. I was also chairman of the Trust here at Eventide for 14 years.

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Paul Cooper

Company Secretary

I am a retired accountant, working in practice between 1975 and 1979, then specialising in financial reporting for 37 years, the last 27 in a major UK listed company where I was also Assistant Company Secretary for a period of time.
I have been involved with Eventide for 30 years and have been the Company Secretary since its incorporation

Our History

Eventide was established in 1961 with the purpose of providing a caring and safe environment for elderly Christians who no longer wished, or for whom it was not possible, to remain in their home environment. Over the years the Home has expanded and been improved in response to changes in legislation and the growing requirement for the care of people living with dementia.

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