Methodist Clergy & Lay Pastor

Revd Blair Kirkby

Blair is the Methodist Superintendent Minister had has pastoral responsibility for St Andrew's Methodist Church in Harlow, Hatfield Heath United Reformed Church, and shared pastoral care with Anglican colleagues at St James LEP, Staple Tye

Revd Debbie Hodgson

Debbie is a Methodist Minister and has pastoral responsibility for Hoddesdon, Hertford and Watton-at-stone Methodist churches and the Methodist Members of Christ Church, Waltham Cross LEP.

Mr John Ellis- Lay Pastor

John was commissioned to the newly created post of 'Lay Pastor' at Watton-at-Stone Methodist Church in October 2016. John is a long serving Local Preacher within HAEBEA and Church Steward at Watton-at-Stone and his appointment to this unpaid leadership role is a new venture for John and the community at Watton-at Stone.

Revd John Buxton

John is a retired minister who supports the clergy whenever necessary, for example when someone is off sick, by chairing meetings, etc.

About the Methodist Church

The Methodist Church is one of the largest Christian churches serving Great Britain, with nearly 230,000 members and regular contact with over 512,000 people. It has 5,023 churches in Great Britain, and also maintains links with other Methodist churches with a worldwide total membership of over 80 million. Its activities, both alone and with ecumenical and secular partners, are based on four aims known as Our Calling:

  • To increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love
  • To help people to grow and learn as Christians through mutual support and care
  • To be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice
  • To make more followers of Jesus Christ.


Herts & Essex Border Ecumenical Area
Worship & Training Meeting
Wednesday 27th February @ 7:30pm
St Andrew's, Harlow
Herts & Essex Methodist Church
Area Meeting
Wednesday 13th March @ 7:45pm

News stories

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Herts & Essex Border Ecumenical Area
Feb-March Magazine 2019
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Herts & Essex Methodist Church
Leaside Schubertfest Feb 2019
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