MC11101 Committee Appointments - The Methodist Church in Britain

(Underlined names indicate new committee members. Reasoned statements as received are set out at
the end of the committee listings.)
Where the committee is shown in italics, this indicates that we have not been able to update the
committee lists as yet – where further updates are received, these will be tabled at the Council meeting.
Connexional Allowances Committee (SO 212(4)):
The Revds Diane Daymond, Graham Thompson, Deacon Ian Murray, Mr John Bell (Chair), Mrs
Carole Booth, Dr Roy Swanston (Convener: Mr Philip Bedford-Smith)
(The same persons also act as the committee for each of the following: Fund for the Support of
Presbyters and Deacons, Methodist Medical Benevolent Fund, Trinity Hall Trust, Methodist
Ministers’ Children’s Relief Association)
Medical Committee (SO 212(5))
Professor Peter Howdle (Chair), The Revd William Anderson, Dr Sarah Ashley, Ms Sarah Cave,
Deacon Susan Culver, Dr Andrew Doddrell, Dr Ajay George, Dr Ruth Girvan, Dr Carole Jackson,
The Revd Dr Brenda Mosedale, Dr Diana Newson, The Revd Richard Teal, Dr Ninian Thomson, Dr
Clive Timehin, Dr Richard Vautrey, Dr E Janet Wigley.
In attendance: Karen L’Esperance (Advisor), Mr Tony Tidey (Convener)
Ministerial and Diaconal Reinstatements Panel (SO 761(4))
The Council is asked to appoint the members of the Candidates’ Selection Committees (which
were appointed by the Conference) to act as the Reinstatements Panel under Standing Order
Ministerial Candidates and Probationers Oversight Committee (SO 321)
Representatives of oversight committees of theological colleges and other training institutions:
The Revd Trevor Dixon, Dr Brian Delf
Representatives of district Candidates Committees and district Probationers Committees:
The Revds Caroline Weaver, Danny Wheadon, Dr Andrew Wood
District Chair: The Revd Dr Andrew Wood
Persons who are not ministers: Mrs Jane Farley, Mr David Ingham
Connexional Team members: Mr Siôn Rhys Evans, The Revd Dr Sheryl M Anderson
One representative of Cymru District (when business requires it): The Revd John P Barnett
Further deacons where necessary: Deacon Margaret Cox, Deacon Sue Culver
Further names to follow.
Stationing Advisory Committee (SO 323)
Revds Vernon Marsh (Chair), Julie Bradshaw, John A Cooke, Ian Pruden, Ian Yates;
Mrs Alyson Ellis, Mr Ken Jackson, Dr Tom Jones, Mrs Ann Leck, Deacon Karen McBride,
Mr Andrew Owen, Mr Archie Rowe, Mr David Tilley
Diaconal Candidates and Probationers Oversight Committee (SO 326)
The Revds William H Anderson, Jennifer Impey, Donald A Pickard, Deacons Eunice Attwood,
Margaret Cox, Sue Culver, Claire Gill, Gwenllian Knighton, Tony Martin, Marian Sharp; Mrs
Rosemary Harrison, Marion Mear
Candidates’ Appeals Committee (SO 326A)
The Revds Ian White (Chair), R Graham Carter, Christopher Cheeseman, David S Cruise, Derek H
A Davidson, Malcolm Rothwell, Ivan Selman (Retired Presbyters); The Revds Tony McClelland,
Sylvester O Deigh, Dr Dave Dickinson, Doreen Hare, Andrew Hollins, Vindra Maraj Ogden, Colin A
Smith, Philip Turner, Nicola Vidamour (Serving Presbyters); Deacons Kate Barrett, Gwynneth
Bamford, Andrew Carter, Al Henry, Gwenllian Knighton, Margaret Matta, Karen McBride, Jane
Middleton, Peter Ogle; Dr Stewart Barr, Mrs Stella Bristow, Mr David Dalziel (Convener), Mr
David Hulse, Mrs Ann Leck, Mrs Helen Martyn, Mr David E Morgan, Miss Ann Pardoe, Mrs Joyce
Connexional Grants Committee (SO213B)
Governance Scrutiny Group: Mr Andrew Whitley (Chair), Mr. Andrew Gibbs, The Revd Nick
Connexional Grants Committee: Dr Ian Harrison (Chair), Mr Chris Finbow (MiB Sub-committee
Chair), The Revd Stephen Poxon (World Church Sub-committee Chair), The Revd Kavula John,
Miss Moira Simpson, The Revd Richard Thompson
Mission in Britain Sub-Committee: Mr Chris Finbow (Chair), The Revd Emmanuel Aggrey-Ogoe,
The Revd Sara Cliff, The Revd John Cooke, The Revd Malcolm Hickox, vacancy
Chaplaincy Stream: The Revd John Cooke (Chair), The Revd David Goodall, Mr John Robinson,
The Revd Jake Watson
Cross Cultural Stream: The Revd Emmanuel Aggrey-Ogoe (Chair), Mrs Sandra Lewer, Mr Ian
Morris, vacancy
Heritage Stream: The Revd Malcolm Hickox (Chair), Dr Helen Wilkinson, vacancies
Mission and Ministry in Britain Stream: Mr Chris Finbow (Chair), Miss Nancy Acquaah, The Revd
Kevin Hooke, The Revd Will Swires
Property Stream: Vacancy (Chair), The Revd Andrew Farrington, Mrs Helen Miller (to 31
December 2010), The Revd Adam Wells
Youth Stream: The Revd Sara Cliff (Chair), Mr Eric Asamoa-Frimpong, Miss Julie Chapman, Mr
Will Hopkins
World Church Sub-committee: The Revd Stephen Poxon (Chair), The Revd Dr Adrian Burdon,
The Revd David Haslam, vacancy
World Church General Grants Stream: The Revd David Haslam (Chair) Mrs Jill Baker , The Revd
Wesley Campbell, Mrs Elaine Robinson
Nationals in Mission Appointment Stream: Vacancy (Chair), Mrs Stella Bristow, The Revd
Graeme Halls
Scholarship and Leadership Training Stream: The Revd Dr Adrian Burdon (Chair), The Revd
Richard Clutterbuck , The Revd William Davis, The Revd Richard Jackson, Dr John Nyota, The
Revd Dr Joshva Raja
Listed Buildings Advisory Committee (SO 332)
The Revd Anthony Parkinson (Chair), Ms Elaine Blackett-Ord, Dr Peter Forsaith, Dr June
Hargreaves, Mr Ian Hume, Mr Peter Iles, Mr Jeremy Lake, Mr John Prichard, Dr Christopher
Wakeling, Ms Helen Whittaker, The Revd Steven Wild
Methodist representatives to the Methodist-Anglican Panel for Unity in Mission (SO 334)
The Revd John Hellyer (Co-Chair), The Revd Andrew Hollins, The Revd Graham Kent, Mr David
Phillips, Dr Bill Reid, The Revd Neil A Stubbens
World Methodist Committee (SO 335)
Chair: Mr Luke Curran
Secretary: Mrs Anne Vautrey
Assistant Secretary: The Revd Karen Jobson
Treasurer: Ms Ruby Beech (Chair of WMC Finance Committee)
Exchange Secretary: Mr David Friswell
Other British Members of the World Methodist Council: The Revds John C A Barrett (Past Chair
WMC), Martyn Atkins, Suva Catford, David Chapman, Sylvester Deigh, David Jebb, Reynaldo
Leao-Neto, Tim Macquiban, Leo Osborn, Claire Potter, Mark Rowland, Jenny Spouge, Nicola
Vidamour ; Mrs Janice Clark, Mr John Colenutt, Ms Chris Elliott, Mrs Sarah Friswell, Miss Jemima
Howe, Mrs Alison Judd, Ms Muriel Sowden
All the underlined members above are appointed by the British Conference to the WMC for the
quinnquenium 2011-2016. A new constitution was agreed at the meeting in Durban and there is
no longer an Executive Committee of the WMC from which to appoint the members of the World
Methodist Committee. Therefore, until a new standing order is approved it is asked that these
people constitute the membership of the committee.
Chair of the Youth and Young Adults Committee of WMC: Mrs Christy-Anna Errington
Christy-Anna attended the International Young Leaders Seminar In Durban prior to the meeting of
the WMC and was elected for nomination to this post by the Youth delegates there. Her name
will be brought to British Conference 2012 for membership of the WMC.
Note: Revd John Barrett, Ms Ruby Beech and Mrs Christy-Anna Errington are members of the
newly created steering committee of the WMC as formulated under the new WMC constitution
approved in Durban.
A report from the World Methodist Committee will be brought to the January meeting of Council.
Racial Justice Committee (SO 336)
Standing Order suspended
Methodist Heritage Committee (SO 337)
Chair: vacant
SW sites and Trustee representative of the New Room: Mr Gary Best
SE sites and Trustee representative of Wesley’s Chapel: The Revd Jennifer Potter
NE sites and Trustee representative of the Old Rectory Epworth: The Revd David Leese
NW sites and Trustee representative of Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum of Primitive
Methodism: Mr John Bell [also Acting Chair]
The Revds Dr Stephen Hatcher, Dr Tim Macquiban, Dr Mark Wakelin, Dr Martin Wellings; Mr
Keith Cheetham, Dr Deborah Gaitskell
The name of a new Chair will be brought to the Council later in the year.
Law and Polity Committee (SO 338)
The Secretary of the Conference: The Revd Dr Martyn D Atkins
The Secretary of the Committee: The Revd David Gamble
Mr Simon Birks, Mr David Booth, The Revd James A Booth, Mr James Cruddas, Mr Graham
Danbury, The Revd Jennifer M Dyer, Dr Robert Gaitskell, Mr David L Gibson, Mr John C Hicks, The
Revd Kenneth G Howcroft, Mrs Susan R Howdle, Mr Howel E James, Jatinder Kandola, Mrs
Nwabueze Nwokolo, Miss Elizabeth Ovey, Mr G Alan Pimlott, Mr John H Player, The Revd Gareth
J Powell, Mr Richard Price, The Revd Keith A Reed, The Revd Colin A Smith, The Revd Kenneth E
Street, The Revd James N Tebbutt, Mr John Walters, Mr David S Walton, Mr Timothy B Warren.
Cliff College Committee (SO 341(1))
Chair/Management: Mr Charles Freebury
Vice Chair/Publicity/Supporters: Mr John Moorley
Academic Advisor: Revd Prof James Grayson
Financial Management: Mr Neil Fell
Connexional Representative: Mr Doug Swanney
Governance/Connexional Representative: Mr John Bell
Staff – Pastoral/Supporter base: Mrs Margaret Parker
Staff – Human Resources management: Mrs Lesley Barrick
Estates Management: Mr Stephen Judd
Principal: Revd Dr Chris Blake
Business Operations Manager: Mr Rick Fillingham
Course Development / Student Accommodation: Revd Canon Yvonne Richmond
Forces Board (SO 355)
The Revds David Barrett, Scott Brown, Gordon Craig, Roger Hardman, Robert L Jones (convener),
Jean Quick, Jonathan Woodhouse, Mr Colin Breed, Lieut Colonel Jeremy Drage, Mr Peter Green,
Col. Phllip Harrison, Miss Shirley Hewitt, Mr Doug Swanney (Chair), Lt Cdr (retd) Matthew
London Committee (SO 363)
Chair: Revd Dr Stuart Jordan
Two representatives of the Beds, Essex, Herts District: The Revd Anne E Brown; Mr Bob Butcher
Two representatives of the London District: The Revd David Gillman; a vacancy
Two representatives of the South-East District: The Revd John Hellyer, Mr Colin Pearson
One representative of those circuits in Northampton/East Anglia Districts previously in the
London North-East and London North-West Districts: Mr Peter Candlin
Treasurer: Mr Gordon Slater
Finance Officer (non-member, in attendance) & Secretary: Mr Chris Linford
Methodist Relief and Development Fund Trustees (SO 245)
The Revds Sonia Hicks, Graham Thompson, Kathleen Loughlin, Mr John Cammack, Mr Bala
Gnanapragasam, Mr John Hindson, Ms Nancy Kelley, Mr David Lewis, Mr Jim Marr, Mr Max
Teare, Mr Bernard Whiteside, Deacon Myrtle Poxon
Education Policy Committee
Chair: Dr Lois Louden
District Chair: The Revd Liz Smith (Leeds)
Section 48 Inspector: Mr Neville Norcross
Foundation Governor: Mr John Richardson
District Representative to the Stakeholders Forum (SE): Mrs Christine Rogers
Headteacher Nutgrove Methodist Aided Community Primary School: Mr Ian Rimmer
Ministries Committee
appointed by the Conference
Methodist/URC Interfaith Relations Group
The Revd Gareth Jones – Co-Chair, The Revd Pamela Cram, Mrs Awais Dominic, The Revd Sue
Male, The Revd David Musgrave, Dr Joy Barrow (Staff)
The Prayer Handbook Resource Group
Chair: The Revd Norman Wallwork
Head of Mission and Advocacy: The Revd Gareth Hill
Spirituality & Discipleship Officer: The Revd Jenny Ellis
WCR Team Leader: vacancy
Editor: Ms Primivera Quantril
(NB: other members of the Team may attend, or support/engage, in an advisory capacity
from time to time)
Scrutiny Group (Senior Members of the Connexional Team)
Appointed by the Council to consider ministerial and diaconal extensions which are its direct
Ms Kathy Burrell, The Revd Alan Ashton and The Revd Ermal Kirby
Advisory Committee on the Ethics of Investment
The Revd John D Howard (Chair), Dr David Clough, Dr Brian Gennery, Ms Alison Jackson, Ms Rachel
Lampard, Mr Chris Moorhouse (six members appointed by the Central Finance Board)
Safeguarding Advisory Panel (SO 232(1))
The Revd Ian T White (Convener)
The Revds Jan Atkins, Henry Lewis, Phil Lockett; Peter Ackerley, Tim Carter, Sarah Chadwick,
Barbara Hutchinson, Hilary Murden, Ann Taylor, Chris Wood, Dilys Wood,
The Revds David Gamble, Wesley Blakey, Michael Townsend; Deacon Margaret L Cox,
Professor Peter Howdle, Dr Judith M May-Parker, Sister Eluned Williams
Business and Economic Affairs Advisory Group
The Revds John Hellyer, Andrew Letby, Rose Leto, Gerald Moule; Ms Helen Constigne, Mr Paul
Morrison, Mr Tom Mellish (TUC Rep), Mr Bill Seddon, Mr Peter White, Mr David Wrighton
Authorisations Committee (SO 011)
The Revds Keith Burrow (Secretary), David Perry (Chair), John Williams; Janet Preston;
Mrs Geraldine Morgan, Deacon Jane Rice, one vacancy
Connexional Manse Trustees
Mr John Bailey, Mr David Duxbury, The Revd Dr Stuart Jordan, Mr Peter Mills, Mrs Hilary Porter, Mr
Andrew Thorneley (Chair)
North Bank Estate Trustees
The Revds David Gamble (Chair), Dr Stuart Jordan, Colin Smith, Tim Swindell; Ms Louise Jones, Ms
Alice Parker; Mr David Newton, Mr Peter Reynolds (Vice-chair)
Connexional Trustees for the Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester
The Revd David Westhead, Mr Ronald W G Lucas (Chair), Ms Anne Hughes-Holmes, Mr Nick
Moore, Mr Philip Morrey, Mr G Alan Pimlott (Convener)
Southlands Liaison Group (who are also Trustees of the Southlands Methodist Trust)
Chair: The Revd Dr David Deeks
Head of Southlands College: Dr Christopher Stephens
Chaplain of Southlands College: The Revd David Innes
A Senior Member of Academic Staff based in Southlands College nominated by the
University: Dr Paul Sutton
Representative of Richmond & Hounslow Circuit: John Logan
Representative of District/Connexion: The Revd Jenny Impey (a Chair of the London District)
Stephen Ludlow, Dean Sutton, Nigel Fairhurst, Elizabeth Ovey
Methodist International Centre Management Committee
Chair: Revd Dr Stuart Burgess
Deputy chair: Mr Roger Smith
Revd Bryan Coates, Revd Stuart Jordan, Mr Peter Nannested, Ms Anne Topping, Mr Martin
Palmer, Ms Moira Sleight, Revd Graham Jones
Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest Trustees
The Revds Stuart Jordan, Michael Long, Mrs Mathilda Small-Byam, Mr Peter George, Mr Ian
Pattison, Ms Geraldine Pearce, Mr Philip Sheppard, Mr Terence Simco (Chair), Miss Jean Thomas, Mr
Barry Vaughan, Mr Roy Wadeson
Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art - Trustees
The Revds Graham Kent (Secretary), Geoff Cornell, Mr Paul Bayley, Ms Miriam Davies, Ms Meryl
Doney, Dr John Gibbs (Chair), Ms Sarah Middleton, Professor Ann Sumner, Mr Bob Williams with Dr
Peter Forsaith (Custodian) in attendance
Management Committee for Methodist Church House
The Revd Geoff Cornell (Chair); Mr John Hutchings, Mr Brian Mansfield, Mr Nick Moore; Maureen
Ndagire, Mr Reg Everest (Secretary)
Selly Oak Centre for Mission Studies (SOCMS) Advisory Council
The Revds Adrian Burdon, The Revd J Thomas Quenet,
Prison Chaplaincy – Free Churches Oversight
The Revd Robert Wilson
Leys School Governors
The Revds Timothy Macquiban, Graham Thompson, Ms Pauline Appafram, Mr Graham Russell
Representative to the Church of England General Synod 2010-13
The Revd Dr Roger Walton
Board of Management for Methodist Independent Schools
Replaced by Methodist Independent Schools Trust appointed by the Conference
Steering Group of the Churches Ministerial Counselling Service
Mr Tony Tidey, Ms Joy Scholes
Methodist Church Representative on the Women's World Day of Prayer National Committee
for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Dr Elizabeth Burroughs
Reasoned Statements
(The number in brackets refers to the committee number in the list.)
Sarah Ashley (2)
nominated following a recruitment exercise carried out via District Chairs
for new members to help with the process of medical screening of
candidates for ministerial training
David Barrett (16)
the newly appointed Denominational Representative Chaplain for the
Royal Army Chaplains Department
Lesley Barrick (15)
has 29 years’ experience in Citizens’ Advice Bureaux, substantially in HR
regulatory and staff issues.
Elizabeth Burroughs (42)
a life-long Methodist who has been involved with Women’s World Day of
Prayer and other ecumenical activities in South Yorkshire and currently in
Cornwall. She is involved with the promotion of Christian literature, and
is a former Ecumenical Accompanier in Palestine and Israel. Dr
Burroughs brings to this appointment good communication and
interpersonal skills, commitment and imagination.
Bob Butcher (17)
District Grants Secretary, Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District
Peter Candlin (17)
District Treasurer, Northampton District
Andrew Doddrell (2)
nominated following a recruitment exercise carried out via District Chairs
for new members to help with the process of medical screening of
candidates for ministerial training
R Graham Carter (7)
Past-President of the Conference; it is expected that he will become Chair
of the Candidates’ Appeals Committee from September 2012
Ruth Girvan (2)
nominated following a recruitment exercise carried out via District Chairs
for new members to help with the process of medical screening of
candidates for ministerial training
Roger Hardman (16)
represents the Forces Chaplains and is also the longest serving Methodist
RAF Chaplain
Barbara Hutchinson (25)
Recently retired regional manager in BAAF and is the safeguarding
children coordinator for West Yorkshire.
Peter Iles (9)
Specialist Advisor for archaeology in Lancashire County Council's
Environment Directorate, also with responsibility for its specialist ecology
advisor. He has served as the archaeologist on the Blackburn Diocese
Advisory Committee for more than 6 years.
Stephen Judd (15)
a Chartered Architectural Technologist with 32 years’ experience in
facilities management, construction and refurbishment.
Jatinder Kandola (14)
Senior Legal Officer, TMCP
Nancy Kelley (18)
the Co-Director of Policy and Research at the Joseph Rowntree
foundation. She has previously worked for the British Refugee council
and Barnardo’s UK. She is a member of the UK Strategic Forum for the
Social Sciences
David Lewis (18)
the Chief Superintendent - BCU Commander of police in Berkshire East.
He is also a trustee of the drugs charity SMART, and a church council
member at his local church.
Sue Male (21)
presbyter in the Harrow and Hillingdon Circuit. She has initiated links
with her local Jewish community, including on-going meetings of
Methodists and Jews. Sue has also organised a series of public events at
her church across the range of interfaith relations issues.
Jim Marr (18)
a Non Executive Director of the North Lincolnshire Primary Care trust. He
has worked in management roles in technology firms for over 20 years.
He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Tom Mellish (26)
Representative of the TUC
David Musgrave (21)
presbyter in the Coventry and Nuneaton Circuit where he has been
involved in a range of interfaith relations activities. In his previous career
in the diplomatic service he held senior posts in Embassies in several
countries including Nigeria where he was engaged in the Muslim
Christian encounter.
Ian Pruden (5)
convener of the Stationing Advisory Committee’s panels
J Thomas Quenet (36)
Partnership Co-ordinator, World Church Relationships
Yvonne Richmond (15)
a mission author/consultant, runs a student accommodation business,
and is a Fresh Expressions Board Member
Christopher Stephens (31)
newly appointed Head of Southlands College
Neil A Stubbens (10)
Nominated to the Council as Ecumenical Officer
Bernard Whiteside (18)
worked for the Foreign and Common Wealth Office for 21 years, latterly
as the British Ambassador to Ecuador. He has substantial experience of
International Development and has managed several DFID country
Robert Wilson (37)
Free Church Secretary for Prison Chaplaincy, Churches Together in
Advisory Committee on the Ethics of Investment
Authorisations Committee
Board of Management for Independent Schools
Business and Economic Affairs Advisory Group
Candidates’ Appeals Committee
Cliff College Committee
Connexional Allowances Committee
Connexional Grants Committee
Connexional Manse Trustees
Connexional Trustees for the Central Hall, Manchester
Diaconal Candidates and Probationers Oversight Committee
Education Policy Committee
Forces Board
Law and Polity Committee
Leys School Governors
Listed Buildings Advisory Committee
London Committee
Management Committee for Methodist Church House
Medical Committee
Methodist-Anglican Panel for Unity in Mission
Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art – Trustees
Methodist Heritage Committee
Methodist International Centre Management Committee
Methodist Relief and Development Fund Committee
Methodist/URC Interfaith Relations Group
Ministerial and Diaconal Reinstatements Panel
Ministerial Candidates and Probationers Oversight Committee
Ministries Committee
North Bank Estate Trustees
Prayer Handbook Resource Group
Prison Chaplaincy – Free Churches Oversight
Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest Trustees
Racial Justice Committee
Representative to the Church of England General Synod 2010-2013
Safeguarding Advisory Panel
Scrutiny Group (Senior Members of the Connexional Team)
Selly Oak Centre for Mission Studies (SOCMS) Advisory Council
Southlands Liaison Group
Stationing Advisory Committee
Steering Group of the Churches Ministerial Counselling Service
World Methodist Committee
Women's World Day of Prayer National Committee for England, Wales and Northern