Local Preaching

Local Preachers

Methodism has always relied on lay preachers who share in the preaching and leading of worship. Indeed, all our ministers must become local preachers first before they can be considered for ordained ministry. In the Oxford Circuit, we have a team of over twenty active lay preachers who, along with our circuit staff, supernumerary (ie. retired) ministers and ministers in other appointments (eg. chaplaincy roles), take our services week by week.

Our preachers are listed below, along with the year they became accredited. An asterisk indicates that they are currently not taking any appointments, usually due to age but sometimes for other reasons. Local preachers in training go through two stages. Those on note accompany an accredited local preacher and assist them in taking the services. They then move to being "on trial" where they take services on their own whilst still continuing with their training.


Local Preachers in training
Trial Mr Alistair Jackson
Trial Mrs Jane Lusty


Ministers (Presbyters)
Other Robert Bates
S'numerary Philip Beuzeval
Other Brian Brown
S'numerary David Bull
Staff Paul Carter
S'numerary Geoff Hunter
S'numerary Jean King
S'numerary Leslie Marsh
Staff Stephen Maunder
S'numerary John Rowland
S'numerary Judy Turner-Smith
Other Ralph Waller
Staff Martin Wellings
Other Bob Whorton
YearLocal Preacher
1955 Professor Ian Leck
1966 Mr Brian Stepney
1966* Mr Keith Jenkins
1972 Mr Graham Kirby
1980* Mrs Helen Paige
1984 Mr Mike Trinder
1984 Professor David Matthews
1984 Dr Alan Turner-Smith
1986 Mrs Joanna Tulloch
1994 Mr Jim Hewitt
1999 Mrs Jan Grimwood
1999 Mr David Harper
2001* Mrs Wendy Meldrum
2002 Mr Malcolm Bromhall
2004 Mr Simeon Mitchell
2008 Mrs Heidi Cottrell
2009 Mrs Sue Barratt
2010 Mrs Jennifer Thompson
2011 Mr Paul Spray
2014 Mrs Rachel Blainey

Report form for listening services for those in training
Link to submit quarterly plan dates
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