The are a vast number of people involved in the running of the circuit. While some are fully-employed by the church, the majority undertake their duties in their spare time.


Rev Ruth Simpson is the Superintendent Minister for the circuit. Each of our churches is led by a minister. They are listed on the page of each of their churches and the Circuit Leadership Chart.

Local Preachers

Around 70% of Methodist services are led by a Local Preacher. Our Local Preachers are from all walks of life, both young and old, and each offer something different to the active worship of the circuit.