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Rev Dr Pat Malham

My name is Pat Malham and I live in Masham. I have pastoral charge of eight churches to the north and west of the city of Ripon and I am also the Superintendent Minister of the circuit.I believe that many people are seeking the other, the spiritual, but somehow do not see the Church (including the Methodist Church) as a place to look. I believe that we need to find new ways of telling the....

Rev Helen

Hello, I'm Helen Bell and I work in the Southern Focus Group of the Circuitwith pastoral charge for Allhallowgate, Bishop Monkton, Boroughbridge and Harrogate Road.Married to Yorkshire-born Fred, it is a joy to serve God in such a....

Deacon Nigel Perrott

Hello, I am Nigel Perrott, the Deacon serving in the Ripon and Lower Dales Circuit. This is my first appointment, and I join the circuit as a shiny new probationer. Jesus said that he came, so that they may have life and have it to the full. I am passionate to see people in the communities I serve experience this in practical ways. "Witness through service" You may well see me in....

Rev Kathleen Wood

As Yorkshire born and bred it is a joy and privilege to be ministering among the people of Bedale and the surrounding villages of Leeming, Carthorpe, Melmerby and Finghall. Each of the villages has a unique character, with differing gifts and graces. In the market town of Bedale we are currently undergoing a significant redevelopment of our premises to support and enable local vision of....

Catherine Clowes

Hi, I'm Catherine Clowes, I'm a wife and mother to 2 sons and I am Community Link Enabler for the Ripon and Lower Dales Circuit. I have a heart to care for people both inside and outside the church and to share God's amazing love with them. My job allows me to do that through a wide variety of activities ranging from Messy Church to leading worship in residential care homes. I....

Diane Gaskill

I am Diane Gaskill, I am the Circuit Administrative Manager and Circuit Treasurer. I work part-time in the Circuit Office, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning dealing with all things admin....

Pip Smith

Hello, I'm Pip. I have been the Circuit Support Manager for over ten years now and love my role. It varies from day to day and can involve anything from printing church notices to sorting out — with help- the circuit directory — preparing and sourcing resources for worship. I am also a Worship Leader in my own church. I love creating prayer stations and displays that....

Karen Emms

I am the current Senior Circuit steward and a member at Harrogate Road Church. I am married to Richard (Circuit Manse Secretary) and have 3 grown up children. My interests include gardening, singing and I also volunteer at the local Oxfam shop. My other role is as Circuit Safeguarding Officer. The circuit is facing challenging times and I feel privileged to be able to be part of the....

Robin Jennings

I am a local farmer, born in the area and have been connected to the circuit all my life. I worship....

Maureen Scollay

I'm Maureen Scollay and I'm in my second year as a Circuit Steward for Ripon and the Lower Dales District. I worship at Bedale and District Methodist Church, which was formed a few years ago, when three congregations decided to close their church buildings and join as one. It is our vision that, together, we might make a stronger and better witness in....

Margaret Smith

Hello I am Margaret Smith. I moved to Ripon 2 years ago to be closer to family. I attend and am becoming involved in Allhallowgate Church in Ripon. In previous churches I have been a worship leader and in a worship team, involved in junior church, youth groups and a luncheon club. I am chair of PeerTalk a national charity for people who live with and suffer from depression. The charity,....

Mr Andrew Roberts

I'm Andrew Roberts and one of the Circuit Stewards. My home church is Allhallowgate and I am the Organist Rep on Church Council. I really enjoy playing the organ for worship at a number of other Methodist Churches and at a Parish Church near Fountains Abbey. My working week is made up of private piano teaching in schools and at home; leading singalong sessions in local Care Homes....