Changing of the ‘guard’

Newly called, President and Sister Bridgstock

After nine years of wonderful service, President Boyd McEwen was recently released as Stake President of the Huddersfield Stake, and succeeded by President Samuel Bridgstock, with Councillors Louis Cooper and Justin McKeown. 

Sam Bridgstock was born in Selby to Norma and Bob Bridgstock, where he grew up with his five siblings. At nineteen, Sam was called to serve a fulltime mission in Dublin, Ireland. On his return he met Anna, nee Fullwood, who he was soon to marry, in the newly dedicated Preston Temple.

Sam and Anna are proud parents to their five children, Hyrum, Emma, Nell, Elijah, and Alice. Sam qualified as a lawyer in 2004 and is currently employed as Senior Counsel in The Sherwin-Williams Company, an international paint manufacturer. 

Over the past 23 years President Bridgstock has served as Young Men’s President, Ward Clerk, Elders Quorum President, Bishopric Counsellor, Bishop and most recently as a High Councillor. Sam feels that service in the Church has been a great blessing and privilege in his life. As he starts his service as a stake president, Sam is keen to help all members and friends of Huddersfield Stake feel welcome, valued, and loved by heavenly parents. As expressed so well by President Nelson, “The gospel net to gather scattered Israel is expansive. There is room for each person who will fully embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ.”