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Bude & Holsworthy Circuit (24/11)

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Meet our Ministry Team

Rob Blackhall

Neal Street

Debbie Marsh

Meet our superintendent minister, Rob Blackhall.  

I am new to the Bude and Holsworthy circuit this year, combining the Superintendency with a similar role in the Torridge Circuit.. I am looking forward to working with the circuit and seeing some of the exciting work that is taking place.

I have previously served as a School Chaplain at Queens College, Taunton, for 20 years; following a spell as a Circuit Minister in Exeter. Before that I was an associate minister at Kessler Park, United Methodist Church, in Dallas, Texas, USA. I have known the west country for a while – I did a Physics degree at Exeter University before teaching and training for the Ministry.

I remain convinced of the place of the Methodist Church in the life of our nation. Our emphasis in worship and fellowship is matched by our social conscience in seeking to serve God in the world. The Methodist Church emphasises the four parts of our Calling: Worship, Learning and Caring, Service & Evangelism.

I firmly believe that God has a plan for the people called Methodists and I look forward to seeing how God leads us towards the future. I am fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world – it is good to enjoy walking with my two dogs. I have an obsessive interest in my Football team, Wolverhampton Wanderers; but enjoy most sports, particularly Cricket.

Neal Street says,

I will be starting my fifteenth year in the Bude and Holsworthy Circuit in September 2018.

I hope to lead worship that is authentic, honest and earthed. I love to tell story. The Jesus Gospel is full of simple illustrations, parables, that point to the amazing…..

Debbie Marsh writes,

Hi I’m now in my 9th year of ministry as a Deacon having had 5yrs in Barnsley in the north of England, where I was working alongside mainly 4 churches but helping out with 5 others due to colleagues illness. This was made up of rural ex mining villages who have suffered over the years with pit closure and family breakdowns. For more information on what is a deacon please visit our website.

A lot of my ministry was focused on deprived areas working