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Superintendent Minister - Pickering
Revd Ruth Duck. tel 01751 475428   email

Minister - Malton
Revd Tanya Short
, tel 01653 692173   email

Minister - Helmsley
Ken Gowland  tel 01439 770300  email


Authorised to serve as a Methodist Minister
Rev Ben Nicholson, tel 01439 772150   email

Deacon -
Fiona de Boltz
tel 01751 430750  email

Ministers Resident in Circuit


Mark Haynes, tel 01751 431223   email

Penny Worth tel 01751 411908   email


Supernumerary Ministers


Rev Peter Clark, tel 01653 691589   email

Rev Tony de Boltz tel 01751 430750   email

Rev Jane Pickering tel 1653 668628

Rev Brian Shackleton, tel 01751 433034   (Super
numerary with Pastoral Charge) email

Michael Williams tel 01653 699450   email


Circuit Stewards



Ann Thomas, tel 01751 476520   email

Paul Emberley 01653698626   email

Robert Rayner tel 01723 859422 Mobile 07779 693 266   email



Virginia Collinson


Julia Branson

Circuit Aministration


Circuit Administrator:
Ann Thomas, tel 01751 476
520     email


Circuit Treasurer: Nigel Hayes, tel 01653 628064    email

Lay Employees


Pastoral, Malton Hub
Linda Stannard, tel 01653 691068   email


Circuit Missional lay worker
Louise Hayes , tel 01653 628064   email

Local Preachers


Local Preachers and Worship Leaders

One of the hallmarks of British Methodism is its celebration of lay leadership in local circuits and churches, particularly in the form of local preachers and worship leaders.
Much more than just ‘pulpit filling,’ Local Preachers serve in pastoral teams with individuals and groups in their local areas, often providing the focus of leadership in their local churches; they regularly conduct worship across all of the circuit churches.  Worship Leaders are generally assigned to their own church, but they play an increasingly significant and important role in the leading of services, providing an essential bridge to local congregations and communities thus making Worship relevant and enabling spiritual continuity week on week.

Called to Preach?                                         Called to Lead Worship?

What is a Methodist Local Preacher?
Local preachers are those who have been accredited to preach God’s word and lead His people in worship.  Originally, the term local preacher showed the difference between those who stayed in a local area and those who moved around the country as ministers (presbyters).
Becoming a Local Preacher
Interested in becoming a local preacher? Do you feel called to preach God’s word? Click here for a guide to help you explore your calling.

What is a Methodist Worship Leader?
Worship Leaders are lay members of the Methodist Church who have received a call to assist in leading worship within their local church. After undergoing appropriate training, they are appointed to take part in various aspects of leading worship, offering to the preacher their gifts and talents plus their knowledge of the local congregation.
Becoming a Worship Leader
Interested in becoming a Worship Leader? Do you feel that you have a call to assist in leading worship?  Click here for a guide to help you explore your calling.

For further information visit http://www.methodist.org.uk/ministers-and-office-holders

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