Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit

Appointment of Rev'd Gill Welsh

The Circuit Invitation Committee, on behalf of the Circuit Meeting, is delighted to announce that on Monday 19th November, Rev’d Gill Welsh was invited to join the Circuit Staff team and the invitation was accepted.

In September 2019, Gill will take presbyteral responsibility for the Leyland and Midge Hall churches and share pastoral responsibility in these churches with Deacon Ellen Monk-Winstanley and Deacon Sylvie Phillips. In these appointments she replaces Rev’d Phil Gough who takes up the Circuit Superintendency and presbyteral responsibilities in Chorley, alongside Rev’d Gyula Fiak.

Gill, who comes from the North East, joins us from the Lindisfarne Circuit and we shall welcome her, along with her husband Robert and daughter Luciana, next summer.

The Circuit is grateful to all who have contributed to the stationing process and to the role played by our district Chairman. The result of this matching and invitation process is subject to approval by the Methodist Conference next summer but at this point in time we look forward with anticipation - and prayer - to Gill sharing in ministry amongst us.

We continue to pray for other ministers at a time of change in appointment and for other circuits where appointments still need to be filled.

Rev’d Andrew Mashiter

Circuit Superintendent