Circuits Support Team

The ‘Circuits Support Team’ supports circuits and churches all across Yorkshire North and East Methodist District

We are delighted to announce that Revd Ruth Gilson-Webb will be joining the District Team in September 2022 as our Circuits Support Team Leader – a strategic role helping to shape the development and flourishing of the mission of churches and circuits across Yorkshire North and East District, and leading our Circuits Support Team.

Ruth says: “I enjoy supporting and encouraging ‘church’ to join in with God’s mission in their local community, to adventure, and to build on the past in ways that relate to the present and future. That’s why I am so excited to be joining the Yorkshire North and East District at this time. The stories and snippets I’ve seen from Circuits and churches say so much about how Methodist people are really seeking to be open to God in these unsettled post-pandemic, post-Christendom, post seemingly everything days – to flex and adapt to share the hope of Jesus Christ in relevant ways. It feels such a privilege to be given this opportunity to join you in this. I pray that I will be of help and support to you in the days ahead, whilst we drink DECENT coffee together and I bore you with stories about our two crazy Westie dogs!”

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The Circuits Support Team, made up of Mrs Heather Shipman (Lead Local Pastor) and Revd Ruth Gilson-Webb (Team Lead), offers spiritual and practical encouragement and support to circuits in responding positively to opportunities for development and growth as they seek to fulfill their mission. They support circuits as they face challenges in fulfilling governance responsibilities.

Watch the talk below from previous Team Leader Steve Barlow about what the team do and how it fits with our District priorities.