Ministers

Ministers and Preachers in the Colchester Methodist Circuit.

Reverend Alan Jenkins.

Rev Alan Jenkins

Reverend Alan Jenkins has been appointed to the Colchester Methodist Circuit by the governing body of the Methodist Church in Great Britain.
He also has pastoral responsibility for the Methodist churches at Wimpole Road and Mersea.
He is our Circuit Superintendant Minister.

Reverend Jenkins is currently taking a break from work.

Reverend Ken Chalmers.

Rev Ken Chalmers

Reverend Ken Chalmers has been appointed to the Colchester Methodist Circuit by the governing body of the Methodist Church in Great Britain.
He also has pastoral responsibility for the Methodist churches at Highwoods and Mile End in Colchester.

While Reverend Alan Jenkins is not working during 2018/2019, Reverend Ken Chalmers is Acting as our Circuit Superintendant.

To contact Ken directly Click here.

Both of our Ministers would normally lead worship across the Colchester Circuit. They may also  occasionally lead worship in other churches in Colchester and elsewhere.

We are hoping to have a third Minister appointed in 2019.

 

Supernumerary Ministers

Image of a Clerical Dog CollarIn principle, Methodist ministers never retire.

A minister who “sits down” in the ministry no longer has responsibility for a church or circuit, but is expected to continune to contribute to the overall ministry of the church as long as they are able. We are blessed to have several such mininsters in our circuit.

Lay Preachers

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In addition to Ministers, Methodist Churches have Local Preachers. These are lay people who have other daily employment but have trained and are qualified to preach. They are not ordained Ministers.