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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 Gareth Baron

Hello, I joined the Ministry team of the Ripon and Lower Dales Methodist Circuit in September 2019. I feel greatly privileged to be serving God in such a special part of the world and getting to know people. I am passionate about celebrating the whole people of God and sharing journeying with people as we together realise our God given potential.My prayer is that with all people, in all....

Rev Helen

Hello, I'm Helen Bell and I work in the Southern Focus Group of the Circuit with 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....

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....

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....

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....

Robin Jennings

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

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....

Maureen Scollay

I'm Maureen Scollay and I'm in my third year as a Circuit Steward for Ripon and the Lower Dales Circuit. 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 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, which....

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....