Ministers and Local Preachers

Nene Valley Methodist Circuit


Circuit Ministers

Superintendent:    Revd Lesley Dinham                                    01933 312778       07916 751278            

Revd Kim Shorley                         01933 622137

Contact details for our Local Preachers may be obtained by contacting the Circuit Staff.


Supernumerary Ministers

Our Supernumerary Ministers are those who have served the church and have now 'sat down' (Methodist term for retired) Many are active in preaching and pastoral work and we are thankful for their wisdom, experience and energy.

* Revd Gordon Chisnall                             

* Revd Shirley Baker                                                                   Revd Michael Langstaff           01933 624423


Fully Accredited Local Preachers

 * Valerie Anslow                              

Marie Armitage                                

Betty Arthur                                    

Within the Methodist Church, we have many Local Preachers. These are members of our church communities who have undertaken training to qualify as local preachers. They assist with leading weekly services across our circuit. Without them we would not be able to have weekly worship in all of our communities.

Local preachers are supported by the Circuit staff, District and Connexion. They undertake training and learning regularly. All our local preachers are DBS checked. 

We are thankful for their committment, training, wisdom and calling to this role. 

* Robert Brock

Roy Burrell                                

Brian Draper                                                                       

Nita Gould                                        

* John Hardy                                       

Jean Hinchliffe                                 

David Hudson                                  

Doreen Ingram                                 

Claire Jennings                                                                      

*  Barbara Smith                                                                        

Jonathan Thompson                    

Peter Whitney                                 

  • Currently not leading worship


On Trial

Before people qualify as a Local Preacher, there are 2 stages they travel through as part oftheir training. Firstly, they are given a note to preach which means the Superintendant minister has given authorisation for their studies to begin. Those on note are paired with an experienced local preacher who mentors and assists them with aspects of worship. They also begin their training course which seeks to develop their skills and calling as a local preacher.

Once they have reached the required level of training and experience, they then move to being 'On Trial' It sounds worse than it is! This means that they can now lead services without their mentor and further develop their calling. 

*Zena Zakis   



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