Current Minister

Rev Alan Smithson old photograph

Rev Alan Smithson

Rev Alan Smithson started training as a Local Preacher in the then Sheffield Ecclesall circuit while writing his PhD thesis on glass technology. He felt called to the ministry while at Cullercoasts Methodist Church. He studied at Queens College Bormingham and on gaining his BD married Catherine and moved to Stockton on Tees. He was ordianed in 1995 and since then has ministered in Darlington, Alsager and Sutton Coldfield where Alan has been Superintendent for the last five years.

Previous Ministers

Rev John Rowe

Rev John Rowe

Rev John Rowe was born in Liverpool and is alive long Everton FC supporter. In 2012 John and Liz became grandparents and moved to the Sutton Coldfield Circuit. John came to faith in his late 30s and studied for his theology degree at Westminster College in Oxford, followed by 3 years work as a residential social worker with young people. He also has MA in applied theology from The Queens Foundation in Birmingham.

Deacon Liz Rowe

Deacon Liz Rowe

Liz was a primary school teacher for several years before taking up an appointment in the Tamworth and Lichfield Circuit as a children and family worker. She undertook my pre-ordination training at The Queens foundation Birmingham and became a Methodist Deacon in Cardiff in 2007 where she shared with Jonh in a team ministry across a group of four churches.

Minister Rev John Ingyon

Rev John Ingyon

Rev John Ingyon was previously the Superintendent Minister of The Sutton Park Circuit but came back in retirement as Minster with Pastoral Care until September 2012.

Minister Rev Garry Dawson-Jones

Rev Garry Dawson-Jones

Rev Garry Dawson-Jones was previously he was the minister at Dore and Totley Rise Methodist Churches in the Sheffield Ecclesall Methodist Circuit.

Minister Rev Gill Le Boutillier Scott

Rev Gill Le Boutillier-Scot

Our last minister was Rev Gill Le Boutillier-Scot. She was also the minister of Blackwood Methodist Church. She is now minister of The Drive Methodist Church Sevenoaks.

Rev Bob Cooper courtesy of Asbury Circuit

Rev Bob Cooper

While Rev Gill Le Boutillier Scott was on maternity leave Rev Bob Cooper looked after us at Streetly. He is according to Asbury Circuit, who have kndly leant him to us, our unique Methodist poet.