Superintendent Minister - Revd. Andrew Murphy
Andrew Murphy and his wife Emily moved to the Circuit in the summer of 2016, with their two children, Phoebe (aged 2) and Benjamin (just a few weeks old). Andy previously served in the Hinckley Circuit for eight years, in what was his first posting in the ministry, ordained at the Portsmouth Conference in 2010. Emily is a junior doctor training to be an anaesthetist. Phoebe is studying at nursery school, concentrating on fine art, English language, counting, and the works of Julia Donaldson. Benjamin is enjoying a ‘gap year’ with mummy at the moment, before he learns to walk and talk and grows teeth. He is currently mastering smiling and being cute. They are all delighted to be here to make a new start and take part in all that God is doing in this area.
Andy originates from County Durham, and cherishes his Geordie roots, keeping a keen interest in his beloved Newcastle United. He is a published hymn-writer and contributes studies for the Methodist daily bible study (“A Word in Time”). He enjoys writing and music, playing the piano, and in his spare time watches Peppa Pig, Disney DVDs, and enjoys taking Phoebe to various parks to try out the swings. When the children are in bed, Andy and Emily enjoy watching comedy and movies involving Hobbits. Andy’s heroes include: CS Lewis, Charles Wesley, Donald English, Alan Shearer, Roald Dahl, Richard Curtis, Daddy Pig, Tom Wright and Freddie Mercury.
In his church work, Andy’s calling and passion is to “build up the body of Christ” – so that every person may find a welcome and a place within God’s family, and every disciple grow to their full potential, with God’s help. He is passionate about good worship, thoughtful study of the Bible, creative liturgy, and the church being primarily a caring community: reaching out to meet the needs of all, within and outside of our congregation. Andy believes the Church of Christ is God’s chosen vehicle to renew the world and transform human hearts, through sharing the love of Jesus in acts of mercy, forgiveness, healing and social justice.
Our Minister, Andy Murphy is off work on a sabbatical at the moment. Please refer to the local contacts for each church, or if in need of a Methodist Minister, please contact Reverend Alison Tomlin on 01858 467644, or Reverend Helen Cameron (Chair of the District) on 01604 630128.
Children & Families Worker - Sue Colliss
Susan Colliss (Sue) joined the Circuit staff in January 2013 and is the Development Worker for Children, Young People and Families.
Sue lives in Glaston and has 2 grown up children and 4 grandchildren. Before taking up her current role in the Church she spent 5 years working in a nursery with children aged 0 – 5, and has been involved in children's work in Church for many years.
Sue is passionate about sowing seeds of faith in children's hearts and giving them opportunities to explore that faith through fun and play and prayer. She continues to work to expand the existing children's work in the circuit and develop new activities for the children and their families. Sue established a Prayer Spaces in Schools initiative within the Market Harborough circuit area during 2013, and this is continuing to grow, with 4 schools now hosting regular Prayer Space events.
Contact - Tel 07486 546980 or email susie.colliss at yahoo.co.uk
- Mrs Jeanne Moore (Senior Steward) - jeanne.moore at outlook.com
- Mr Peter Arnold - peter at arkel.co.uk
- Mr Donald Clinton-Smith - berkeley2 at btinternet.com
- Mrs Christine Hodgson (Circuit Meeting Secretary) - chrisandbill71 at gmail.com
- Mr Richard Huntington (Circuit Treasurer) - richard.huntington at btinternet.com
- Mr Roger Garratt (Circuit Property) - roger.garratt2 at btinternet.com