The Cannock Chase Circuit lies in South Staffordshire and is part of the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury Methodist District. The Circuit consists of twenty churches with a total membership of approximately 700, five ministers, one Deacon, three supernumerary ministers and four part-time lay workers.
Our Superintendent minister, Edwin Myers, has joined the Circuit in September 2011 and became Superintendent in 2014, Christopher Parkes joined us in September 2007, Edward Sakwe joined us in September 2010, Margaret Slingo in 2014 and Jacob Donkoh in 2016
We have three supernumerary ministers, Revd John N Bates, Revd J Basil Siddons and Revd Sheila Walker.
Our part-time Pastoral Assistants are Margaret Davies, Karen Brown & Karen Lowther and June Scrimgeour who is our Administrator.
Vicky Leeming is Chaplain of Briar Hill MHA Care Home.
There are currently 42 Local Preachers on the plan (25 available to preach), with an additional 3 On Note or On Trial.
The circuit has 19 Worship Leaders spread across 7 of the churches.
Circuit Mission Statement:
The circuit exists to further the growth of Christ’s Kingdom by giving priority to six key areas:-
Initiating new ways of being church
Caring for the community
Teaching faith as a life long learning experience
Helping congregations evangelise and engage in God’s mission
Using effectively God-given talents and resources
Sharing God’s love in all that we are and do