Meet our Ministers:

Reverend Darren Garfield (Superintendent)

Pastoral Oversight of: Boothstown Methodist Church, Boothstown Methodist Primary School, Christ Church Little Lever and St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School (Walkden)



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 Boothstown and Christ Church, Little Lever. 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 Stuart Wild

Pastoral oversight of: Kearsley Mount Methodist Church, Trinity Church Farnworth,  Wharton & Cleggs Lane Church & Community Centre (Little Hulton) and Worsley Road North Methodist Church (Walkden).


The Rev. Stuart Wild is the new Methodist minister of Cleggs Lane Church in Little Hulton, England, one of the poorest areas of Salford, Greater Manchester. “But there’s also a particular love of the area,” Wild says. “It’s greatest potential is in its people. There’s a great desire for community.” Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
I started my ministry serving churches in Accrington and Oswaldwistle. Before coming to Farnworth and Worsley Circuit I was in inner city Manchester (via Halifax and North Bristol). My responsibilities lie with Farnworth Trinity, Kearsley Mount, Wharton and Cleggs Lane and Worsley Road North.
When not commuting to and from Preston where I live with my wife who is also a Methodist minister and my daughters (who aren’t), I enjoy writing, theatre and  as my daughters would say just chillin’.

Reverend Thandeka (Casey) Sibanda



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.


Reverend Nev Markham (Chaplain to Royal Bolton Hospital)







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