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Welcome to Church Road Methodist Church


Hi All
Just a quick introduction as I take over pastoral charge this month.  My wife, Diane, and I came here last August from the Rochdale and Littleborough Circuit. I trained in Bristol and entered active ministry in 1989.  I spent a few years out of full-time ministry following the break-up of my first marriage.  Diane and I have between us 7 children and 7 grandchildren, some of whom live in the UK and others in China, Spain and Germany. 
I will have pastoral responsibility for 4 churches across the Fylde.  As you will appreciate this presents challenges as to how we prioritise what we do and when.  But trusting in God’s wisdom and leading, we will seek together what it is we can best do for the mission and fellowship of the churches across the Circuit.  
Not having ‘your’ minister living on the doorstep I know for some may seem strange, but that has been my experience for many years now in Circuit life.  The spread of churches and the workload carried means we cannot always live in the ideal world.  But be assured that, though living in Blackpool, I have always worked to the notion that I try and give equal time to each of the churches under my pastoral care. 
I am looking forward to getting to know you.  If I do forget your name or get it wrong, please correct me. 
Every blessing


Dear friends and colleagues,
I write to wish you a very happy start to the new church year. May 2023/4 be a fruitful and fulfilling year for each of us in a whole variety of ways, and may God continue to guide, strengthen and fill us with all we need each day. I look forward to seeing many of you over the coming weeks, with the many opportunities to be together.


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Church Road Methodist Church and Community Hub is at the Junction of Church Road and St Alban’s Road in St Anne’s.  Post code FY8 3NQ .

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