Three Crosses

Rev Andrew Hollins


Andrew is the North Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit Superintendent.

He has pastoral responsibility for:
Cardington - Howard Memorial Church
Priory Methodist Church
Putnoe Heights Church

Telephone: 01234 340167

Email: andrew.hollins@­

Andrew says:
Previously a NHS Medical Scientist, Methodist Minister since 1994 and Superintendent since 1999, my ministry is rooted in the sacraments and partnership with Christians of other traditions. I'm passionate about high standards in worship (whatever the style). Food, music, walking, laughter and tears are integral to my life and ministry.

Rev Michael Giles


Michael is a minister in the North Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit.

He has pastoral responsibility for:
Kempston East Methodist Church
Kempston West Methodist Church
Stewartby United Church
Willington Methodist Church
Wootton New Life Church

Telephone: 01234 930882

Email: michael.giles@­

Michael says:
Greetings. I'm married with three children and two grandchildren. I have a non-church, Baptist, Anglican and Methodist background. I enjoy hiking, travelling, films, humour, sport and supporting Spurs. I'm passionate about Mission and I have enjoyed three sabbaticals visiting Northumbria, Cyprus, Ghana, India and Sri Lanka. I'm now in my fourth appointment as I respond to the call of Jesus who said ‘Follow me’.

Rev Christopher Sandy


Chris is a minister in the North Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit.

He has pastoral responsibility for:
Sharnbrook Methodist Church
Park Road Methodist Church
London Road Methodist Church
Oakley Methodist Church
Clapham Methodist Church

Telephone: 01234 860484

Email: chris.sandy@­

Chris says:
I recently moved from Southend and Leigh Circuit in Essex. I was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and presently studying for my PhD on Cross-cultural leadership in the Methodist Church in Britain. I am very excited to a part of and to serve in this Circuit, where I expect to see God's faithfulness doing exploits in the life of the Church and the community in general.
During my spare time, I like to read, listen to music, or go for a walk, in order to experience the beauty of nature.

Rev Lorna Valentine


Lorna is a minister in the North Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit.

She has pastoral responsibility for:
Beeston Methodist Church
Sandy Methodist Church
Henlow Methodist Church
Langford Methodist Church
Shefford Methodist Church
Upper Caldecote Methodist Church

Telephone: 01462 813284

Email: lorna.valentine@­

Lorna says:
I have been in the circuit since August 2016 and this is my first appointment as a minister. I have a passion for leading worship and preaching and enjoy finding ways to be creative in this. I enjoy films, TV and books and often find myself reflecting on how they connect with faith.

Rev Silas Wood


Silas says:
I have moved here from Shrewsbury with my wife Sue and our dog Izzy. I enjoy leading worship and believe that social justice, equality and inclusion are at the heart of a Christian life. My favourite verse is Micah 6:8* - so much so I have it as a tattoo. I also enjoy cycling, badminton, photography and reading.

* Micah 6:8 - He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Charity Registration Number 1129523.