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Lesley Taylor

Hello! My name is Lesley Taylor and I'm the Circuit Superintendent based at Otley. This is my third appointment as a minister, having spent twenty years in education before entering ministry in 2002. Both of my previous appointments were in the Nottingham and Derby District. I'm enjoying ministry in "God's own country" and my manse has one of the best views in....

Tim Perkins

My second appointment as a Methodist Minister brought me to this Circuit in 2008. I served for seven years in the Newbury and Hungerford Circuit before moving north in 2008. I also have four years' experience of lay work in the church in Clitheroe and Nottingham.My Ministerial training took place at Wesley House, Cambridge, where I gained an MA in Pastoral Theology. Prior to that I gained....

Vicky Atkins

I have just began serving in the Wharfedale and Aireborough Methodist Circuit and living in Addingham. This is the first time I have lived and served in a rural context as most of my ministry I have been immersed in a city. Before being stationed as a presbyter to the circuit I served as a deacon in Harehills and South Leeds. I also worked as the Leeds district Mission and Evangelism....

Roger pic (002)

I'm Roger Smith and, together with Deacon Jenny, serve as minister in Bramhope, Guiseley and Yeadon. I've been a Methodist minister (presbyter) since 1991 working in Sunderland, Bradford and North Kirklees before moving to this Circuit in 2017.I was born in Kent, grew up in Sussex and lived in Nottingham for over ten years working for a housing association, as a community worker....

Roberta Topham

Hello, I'm Roberta Topham. I've been working for the Methodist Church, off and on, since 1989 when I began as a lay worker in Leeds. I've been a minister (presbyter) since 1999, always based in Yorkshire, which I love. I was born and brought up in Northern Ireland in a town called Newcastle, "where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", so I adore a good....

Mike Fawcett

Hi I'm Mike, the Circuit Administrator. I work from the circuit office which is based within the vestry of Burley-In-Wharfedale Methodist Church. I'm usually there on weekdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.I live in Otley and when I'm not enjoying cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I can be found mountain-biking, cycling, and going for walks with my two Jack Russell terriers in....

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