All Change, All Change!

It's that time of year again when familiar faces disappear and new ones arrive. There are also some changes in the ministerial charge within the Circuit.

We have said farewell this summer to the Revd Andy Day from Ridgeway, Mt. Gould and Pomphlett churches. Andy and Sarah move to the Liskeard and Looe circuit, in the Cornwall district, where Andy will be the Superintendent minister. We give thanks for Andy's ministry among us and wish both him and Sarah well for the future. Likewise, we said farewell to the Revd Kate Konrad and her family. Kate came to us as a probationer but was well known in Plymouth prior to her arrival. She now moves to Yeovil and into the Southampton district. We will miss Kate, but wish Kate, Rick and Chloe well for the future.

On Saturday 31st August 2019 we welcome Revd Darren Middleton to the Circuit, together with his wife Ann and daughter Grace. The service will be held at Ridgeway Methodist Church, Plympton. Darren will take pastoral charge of Woodford and Ridgeway churches. We wish Darren, Ann and Grace every blessing in this new chapter of their lives. Revd Darren comes to us from 29 Commando, Royal Artillery where he was Padre and also attained his green beret while serving there.

Other changes:

Revd Donna Leigh takes pastoral charge of Pomphlett Methodist Church in addition to Crownhill and Compton Methodist churches.

Revd Alison Richardson takes pastoral charge of Pennycross Methodist Church and shares pastoral Charge at St. Budeaux Methodist Church, where she leads on pastoral and church life activities. Revd Alison also retains pastoral charge at Stoke and Millbrook churches.

Revd Colin Roberts comes off the bench and takes pastoral care with Janet Robinson as Lay pastor at at Roborough Methodist Church. This is something new in the life of Roborough Church and the Circuit, as this new ministry develops we pray God's blessing upon the church at Roborougfh and Colin and Janet's joint ministry.

Revd David Youngs returns for another season at Mt. Gould Methodist Church. We pray God's blessing on him and the Church for the coming year.

Revd Simon Leigh remains as Superintendent minister with pastoral charge at Elburton and Oreston churches. He will also have oversight at St Budeaux (admin, building scheme), Mt Gould and Roborough. The Revd Mark Lawrence becomes Deputy Superintendent. 

The post of Performing Arts Worker will be advertised later in September 2019. The advert will appear in full form with all details on the Methodist Church website http://www.methodistchurch.org.uk This is an exciting new ministry and we pray for a good response to the advert and for God's guidance and direction in this expression of mission and creativity.

Every blessing,

Simon