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There are 100's of people across the Tynedale Circuit who lead, share and take part in God's mission and the activities of the different Churches. On this page you'll find information about the Circuit Ministers, Circuit Stewards, Circuit Administrator and Circuit Finance Officer. Click on their names for their contact details and more information on them.

Paul Dunstan

As well as superintending the Circuit, I am lead minister for Hexham Trinity church, and support minister with Revd Gareth for Acomb and Hexham West End churches. Previously I have served in Bristol, Ilkeston, Cliff College (as Director of Evangelism for the Methodist Church and tutor in evangelism), Cumbria (part-time as District Evangelism Enabler, part-time as minister in Appleby)....

Marie is the Minister of Corbridge and Riding Mill.More information about Marie will appear....

Alex Dunstan

I am the minister for the Allen Valley Methodist Chapels and for Haltwhistle Methodist Church where I share ministry with the full time Community Worker, Ken Williamson. Before coming to the Tynedale Circuit I completed one year in the Birmingham Circuit as a probationary minister before moving to Hexham with my husband Paul and our cat!I am passionate about people coming to know Jesus....

Jenny Pryde

Hi, My name is Jenny Porterpryde and I am the Methodist minister for Mickley, Prudhoe and Stocksfield Methodist churches. I have lived in this area for 5 years and my husband Richard and I are very fond of this part of the world. We especially enjoy walking and exploring the beauty of the countryside around us with our two dogs who are always up for a wander. . I love being in ministry....

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My responsibilities are as the Lead Minister for Hexham West End and Acomb Methodist Churches, while also supporting at Hexham Trinity. My wife Hannah, daughter Eleanor and dog Hugo moved to Hexham in August 2021 and this is my first role as a presbyter. Before this I was a youth worker for over 10 years in the Lincolnshire area. I have two main hobbies outside of the church, board games....

Anne Taylor

Anne is Minister to the Methodist and United Reformed Churches in the North Tyne Valley. 7 chapels from Kielder on the Scottish border, which meets in the castle, to Haydon Bridge on the South Tyne. I feel very much called to work with the smaller chapels in the beautiful North Tyne valley.Some good work going on in the villages and communities. Farming,forrestry and tourism are the....

Tony Buglass

I grew up on a large council estate in North Shields, had no real church background, but became a Christian in my late teens through friends and a Methodist youth group. I felt called to preach, and thus to ministry. I trained at Cliff College in Derbyshire then at Wesley College in Bristol. I served in various circuits in the Newcastle District and then Yorkshire, before retiring to Hexham.....

Russell Hilborne

I became a minister aged sixty. Before then, I worked as a GP in Goole. Between 1958 and 1963 I was a medical missionary....

Marion is a retired minister who lives in Prudhoe and has served the Church for a number of years.More information about Marion will appear....

Steven is a retired minister who lives in Hexham and has served the Church for a number of years in London.More information about Steven will appear....

Mike Wilkinson

Stationed in the North Tyne valley 1987-92, then 23 years as Chaplain and Deputy Head at Kingswood (John Wesley's School) in Bath. Returning to a house that has been in the family for 28 years. Married to Karen with four children, Peter, Ruth, Emma and Shona and a grandchildren tally on the way to....

Millie Robinson

Millie is a circuit steward based in Hexham.Having lived most of my life based in North Shields but travelling throughout the UK and Europe with my work, and although my faith was strong, my church life was lacking. I moved to Hexham 10 years ago and became a member at West End Methodist Church, where, for the last 5 years, I have been a church steward.Coming from a Church of....

Martyn Johnson

Martyn is a Circuit Steward who lives in Prudhoe and worships at Prudhoe Methodist Church. My work has taken me to various parts of the country but on retirement we decided to move to Tynedale not only to be nearer the family but because we love the area. Though we have not lived here for many years we have been embraced by the people along Tynedale and I feel blessed by being part of....

Ruth Johnson

Ruth is a Circuit Steward and a Local Preacher who worships at Prudhoe.I grew up as part of a Methodist family in Derbyshire. I am married to Martyn and have two sons and a young granddaughter who keeps me busy! Previously we lived in East Yorkshire where I was a Worship Leader and leader of a Worship Group. We moved to Prudhoe eight years ago and I have since retired from the NHS where....

David Kilner

David is a Circuit Steward and the Circuit Treasurer and is based in....

Carolyn Vasey

Carolyn is a Circuit Steward based....

Laura is the Circuit's Enabling Services Manager and is passionate about administrative ministry. Laura heads the Enabling Services team in supporting churches across the circuit to fulfil legal and governance requirements. These include property matters, GDPR, governance, communications, administration, financial matters, charity registration,....

Joseph looks after all aspects of communications within the circuit, helping the circuit and its churches communicate the good news of Jesus. Joseph's role is to develop communications across the Circuit, to help Ministers and individual churches promote their activities and mission in their communities, and to ensure church members have access to Circuit news, reflections and....

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