Rev Andrew Hollins
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 Dalwyn Attwell
I come to North Beds directly from studying at Queen's in Birmingham, before which I lived in Berkshire for 20 years where I was a teacher, headteacher and teacher-trainer. I have a great interest in politics and debating (?!) current affairs, albeit these days with less emphasis on party politics. I love to sing (for enjoyment rather than musical purity, following Wesley's instruction to sing lustily and with good courage!)
Rev Gill Baalham
Gill is a minister in the North Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit.
She has pastoral responsibility for:
Clapham Methodist Church
London Road (Bedford) Methodist Church
Oakley Methodist Church
Park Road (Bedford) Methodist Church
Sharnbrook Methodist Church
- collectively known as the SCALLOP Mission Group.
Telephone: 01234 930025
Gill moved to North Bedfordshire from Ipswich, Suffolk, four years ago as a probationary minister. She enjoys leading diverse styles of worship and engaging with church and community alike.
Gill, wife AJ and daughter are managed by two cats. Gill and AJ enjoy gardening, trips around the area and socialising.
Rev Michael Giles
Michael is a minister in the North Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit.
Telephone: 01234 930882
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 Lorna Valentine
Lorna is a minister in the North Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit.
Telephone: 01462 813284
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 Caroline Weaver
Called into ministry from a career with Herts. Libraries, I was ordained in 2001 and served the Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted circuit and the Mount prison before moving to N. Beds in 2011. I love God, people, music, words and colour. I enjoy sewing, complicated knitting. and gardening.
Rev Silas Wood
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.