Our Superintendent Minister is Rev Sally Ratcliffe, and she works with Rev Phil Snelson and Rev Jacky Cottrell. We also have four supernumerary ministers working one day per week, providing support to four churches.
THE NFE CIRCUIT
The circuit is centrally located, bordered by the M1, A50 and A42. It extends from Ibstock in the south to New Sawley in the north (20 miles), and from Moira in the west to Sutton Bonington in the east (20 miles). There are four areas; Ashby, Castle Donington, Coalville and Melbourne, with a total of 15 churches and 2 fellowships. Total membership is 399 and average Sunday attendance is 300. Many churches have good ecumenical links.
CHILDREN & FAMILY WORKER
The Circuit employs Claire Claringbull as a lay worker - dedicating her time to children's work across several churches.
There are currently six Circuit Stewards - Mark Bennett (Hall Lane Church), Sarah Chadwick (Ashby Church), Julie Bromell (Sutton Bonnington Church), Mark Dale (Melbourne Church), Alan Jones (Hugglescote Community Church) and Matthew Lee - Treasurer (Melbourne Church) When Covid19 restrictions are lifted the Circuit will be actively seeking a part time ‘Change Manager’ to work on projects across the Circuit.
Our Circuit Administrator is Teresa Godwin.
MISSION AND MINISTRY POLICY
Our mission is: to bring people into a relationship with God, through Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We want to: encourage discipleship, enable gifts, and transform individuals, reaching out with God's love to the lost and hurting, whilst seeking to be relevant in our local communities.
We desire to: support and be visible at local community activities. We recognise that individuals are at different points in their faith journey, and need to encourage people of all ages to fully participate in the life of the church, enabling our people to reach their full potential in Christ.
Our policy on leadership and ministry is: to work as a collaborative team, taking opportunities to work ecumenically. There are formal staff meetings each month, and leadership team meetings at least quarterly.
Rev Sally Ratcliffe
t: 01332 405286
Rev Phil Snelson
t: 07906 627650
Rev Jacky Goaten
Ashby De La Zouch,
t: 01530 412298
Mrs Teresa Godwin
c/o Marlborough Square Methodist Church
t: 01530 830112
Office hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, 10:00 to 15:30