Who's who

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Get to know some of the people with key roles in the Circuit

JB

We moved to live in Didcot in August and I began my appointment as minister at Didcot, Milton and Wallingford Churches at the beginning of September. I also am responsible for the Great Western Park chaplains, as their line manager. I grew up in Bristol, studied music at Leicester University and then trained as a primary school teacher. Neil and I married in 1989 and have 2 sons. Alex lives....

Ian Griffiths

Ian Griffiths is the Circuit minister with pastoral responsibility for All Saints and Trinity. He lives in Abingdon with his....

Mary Hancock is a member at Milton, and the Circuit....

Libby

Libby Hawkness-Smith is one of our two Community Chaplains. She is an Anglican, trained as a Lay Pioneer through the Church Mission Society, and serves on the Mission and Pastoral Committee for Reading Deanery. She is also a part-time School Pastor in the....

Sarah

Sarah Ifill is one of the two Community Chaplains. She is a member and Worship Leader at Wallingford Methodist and currently the Senior Steward. She also works part-time as....

Geoffrey Maunder

Geoffrey Maunder is a member at Didcot, where he also plays the organ. He is also the....

Selina Nisbett was ordained this summer as a Deacon, but has been working in Abingdon and now also in Didcot. She lives....

Carolyn Roche

Carolyn Roche is a lifelong Methodist. In 2007 she retired from teaching and shortly afterwards relocated from Banbury to Wantage. Here she found a warm welcome at the Methodist church, and does all that she can to support the worship, work and people there. She is also taking on the role of....

Gill Skidmore

Gill Skidmore is the Circuit Secretary. She grew up in a Methodist family in Coventry, before going to university, where she met her husband, Gordon — through the John Wesley Society. They have two married daughters and one granddaughter. Gill is a member at Wantage and has had various roles over the years, including Church Steward, Church Council secretary, Junior Church teacher, co-founder....

Alan Smith

Alan Smith is originally from North-East Derbyshire but has been long in the south-east and now lives at Benson. Thanks to his mother and her family he is a cradle Methodist. He became a Local Preacher in 1981 and is a member of Wallingford Methodist Church. He became a Circuit Steward in 2015 with a particular calling to establish the Community Chaplains scheme, described elsewhere on....

Keith Underhill

Keith Underhill is the Circuit Superintendent who also has responsibility for the Methodist Churches at Wantage, Grove and Childrey. Keith is married to Liz, and they have two grown up daughters who live in and around London. Before moving to Wantage in the summer of 2016, Keith served as the Superintendent of the Hants-Surrey Border Circuit for 10 years and before then, he was a....

This is where you can find the contact details for others in the Circuit. They are listed under various groups — if you know you want to contact a Church treasurer for example, you can select a specific group using the dropdown at left. You can search for a specific person by typing their name — or part of it, if you are unsure of spelling — into the right-hand box, then presss Enter....