Priesthill (Zion) Methodist is a church family of many different people, all of whom play a role in the life of the church.
|Minister||Rev Colin Graciefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Society Steward||Mark Davisonemail@example.com|
|Property Steward||Edith Watson|
|Church Council Secretary||Maurice McCannfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gift Aid Secretary||Duncan Buchanan|
|Local Trustees’ Secretary||Andrew McCreadyemail@example.com|
The Church Council is responsible for advising the minister in the planning of the life of the church and developing the spiritual life of the congregation so that it can reach out in mission to the local community. In addition to those who are members because of the appointment they hold (the Minister; Society Steward; Property Steward; Treasurer; and Secretary) we have usually 9 other members elected by the congregation from its membership.
- Society Steward
- Hannah Murphy
- Patricia McCarthy
- Caroline Finn
- Mary Megarry
- Esther Owens
- Margaret Beckett
- Church Council Secretary
- Norma Stafford
Each congregational representative serves for three years and three are elected each year so that the representation changes on a rolling basis to give consistency and stability to the Council. The following are the current congregational representatives, showing their year of appointment (there are two vacancies currently due to either individuals leaving the area or resigning due to other time commitments).
- Caroline Finn (2008)
- Esther Owens (2008)
- Margaret Beckett (2009)
- Patricia McCarthy (2009)
- Mary Megarry (2010)
- Hannah Murphy (2010)
- Norma Stafford (2010)
The Council meets quarterly and is supported by working groups made up of other people from the congregation who have a particular interest in the issues of the groups. These are (in alphabetical order):
- Children & Young People
- Mission and Outreach
- Pastoral Care
- and Worship
These groups can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our church also has a group of Local Trustees who have overall responsibility for the care and upkeep of the property. They meet at least annually and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Who’s Who in leading our organisationsTo find out more about our organisations and meetings, please contact the following people.
|Believe (Teenagers’ Bible Class)||Colin Murphyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bible Studies/Prayer Meetings||Rev Colin Gracieemail@example.com|
|Bowling Club||Joe Kennedy|
|Boys' Brigade Captain||Mark Davisonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Drop In Centre||Michael McCarthy|
|Friendship Lunch (luncheon club)||Norma Staffordemail@example.com|
|Girls' Brigade Captain||Alison Rutherfordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Girls' Brigade (Explorers)||Victoria McCreadyemail@example.com|
|Good News Club||Peter McCreadyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MWI||Mrs Hazel Mercer|
|Parents and Toddlers||Claire Masseyemail@example.com|
|Sunday School Superintendent||John Matthewsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Youth Club||Victoria McCreadyemail@example.com|
To help us keep in touch with our members we have a number of Class Leaders who call with families and leave information about our church and its special activities etc. The current list of Class Leaders is about to be revised.
For more information about our pastoral care arrangements please contact our minister at firstname.lastname@example.org.