Ministers

Meet our Ministers:

Reverend Darren Garfield (Superintendent)

Pastoral Oversight of: Boothstown Methodist Church, Boothstown Methodist Primary School, Trinity Church Farnworth, St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School (Walkden) and Worsley Rd North Methodist Church (Walkden)

email: darren.garfield@methodist.org.uk

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Unbelievably now in my fourth circuit appointment (I started very young, and still am!) I have worked as a minister in the Midlands, Yorkshire and now the other side of the Pennines. I have pastoral responsibility for Trinity, Boothstown and Worsley Road North churches. I am also the chaplain at Boothstown and St Andrew’s Methodist Primary Schools and am enjoying leading assemblies and spending time with staff and pupils. I am using my musical gifts in the local churches and school, such as writing musicals,  and spending more time  being with people and leading worship.

I enjoy walking, reading, drinking coffee and playing music – and spending as much time as time allows with my family.

 

Reverend Philip Brooks

Pastoral oversight of: Christ Church LEP (Little Lever), Kearsley Mount Methodist Church and Wharton & Cleggs Lane Church & Community Centre (Little Hulton)

 

Reverend Jane Greenhalgh (Anglican Colleague)

Pastoral Oversight of: St Catherine’s LEP in Highfield

email: jane@sevensaints.org

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I am the Associate Rector in the Seven Saints Parish (Church of England) and I have particular responsibility for St Catherine’s church which is a Local Ecumenical Partnership with the Methodist Church. Because of the joint working at St Catherine’s I became an AP in 2015. I became an Ordained Local Minister in 2011 and so ministered in a voluntary capacity alongside my full-time career in special needs housing. I made the switch to full time ministry in 2015.

When time permits I enjoy singing, reading and travelling.

Reverend Thandeka (Casey) Sibanda

email: thandy4@live.co.uk

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I’m a Presbyter for the Methodist churches of Farnworth and Worsley Circuit. I have lived in Kearsley for more than 11 years and have become very involved with the community.  I am very passionate about children, youth, young mums and also our elderly and vulnerable within the communities. I would like to work and support them in every way I can

l  love encouraging the young to grow well in their faith as they are our future generation. 

The thing I love the most is to encourage justice, peace and releasing others into an exciting and biblical understanding of who we are in Christ Jesus and what we can accomplish. I care for people with the love of Jesus. My desire is to see others happier, respected and valued – it brings joy into my heart.

WE GIVE GOD THANKS IN EVERYTHING, TO GOD BE GLORY

Reverend Nev Markham (Chaplain to Royal Bolton Hospital)

email: chaplain@boltonft.nhs.uk

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Supernumeraries

Revd. Pat Brown

Pastoral Oversight of Walkden Methodist Church

Pat Brown

Pat is a recently retired Methodist minister with a passion for worship, pastoral care, fighting injustice and the abuse of power.

 

Revd Joe Wilson