A church for all in the heart of the city
The Ministers at Wesley are The Revd Colin A Smith, The Revd Barbara Garwood and Deacon Ian Murray. Colin is the Superintendent Minister and Ian is also minister of Chesterton Methodist Church in Cambridge.
From left to right: Deacon Ian Murray, The Revd Colin A Smith and The Revd Barbara Garwood
Revd Colin A Smith is
the minister in pastoral charge of Wesley Church and also the superintendent of
the Cambridge Methodist circuit. He has previously served as a minister
in Brighton and Hove, Richmond and Hounslow and Barnet and Queensbury. He
originally read law at Aberystwyth and qualified as a barrister. Before
ministry he managed a citizens’ advice bureau in a deprived area of
London. He is currently a trustee of Cambridge Citizens’ Advice and of
Wesley House, the international Methodist college in Cambridge. He has
served as the Record Secretary of the British Methodist Conference, as a deputy
district chair and as a synod secretary. He is a consultant to the Oxford
Institute of Methodist Theological Studies. He is interested in
inter-faith work and particularly in Jewish-Christian relations. He is an
active member of the Trollope Society.
The Revd Adam White, student minister from Wesley House. Adam is a probationer deacon of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church in the United States.
Lay leadership is in the hands of the church stewards - the current Senior Steward is Tim Cliff.
The Church Council (secretary - Charlotte Smallman) oversees the life of the church, normally meeting three times a year. It acts as an umbrella for the three main areas of: pastoral care (Pastoral Secretary - Derek Nicholls); property (Property Steward - John Papaloizou); and finance (Treasurer - Paul Ashley).
The Centre Manager runs the office during the week.
Nick Cartmel, Custodian, is responsible for the day-to-day care and upkeep of the premises.Nick Cartmel (Custodian)