The Circuit Invitation Committee are delighted to be able to inform you that Rev Shirlyn Toppin has agreed to be our new Superintendent Minister in 2021, after Rev Dave Perkins retires.

We were unanimous in our vote to invite her and were all agreed that she is a Spirit-led warm and welcoming minister, who is passionate about mission and evangelism, pastoral theology and ministry. 

Shirlyn originally hails from Trinidad and Tobago and has lived in the UK for over eighteen years. In that time, she received the call of God to ministry in the Methodist church and has since served as presbyter in North Wales, Hull, and Birmingham, as well as London, before coming to us. 

We look forward with eager anticipation to her sharing her gifts of ministry among us and guiding us, as God leads, into new strategies for our circuit and churches.

Yours, in Christ, 

Mike Ashford 
Senior Circuit Steward 

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Rev. Rachael  Wilson has been producing both a weekly personal reflection and a weekly Bible study since the pandemic began. They are available either in video format on her YouTube channel here or as a .pdf document by clicking below (opens in a new window).

Monday 9th November Windows click here
Monday 16th November Wrapping click here
Monday 23rd November Changing the story click here
Saturday 14th November Judges 4 click here
Saturday 21st November Ezekiel 34 click here
Saturday 28th November Isaiah 64 click here
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