REV ANDY FYALL
After 13 years job sharing ministry with my wife Helen, I was appointed as Superintendent Minister for the Stamford & Rutland Circuit in 2009. It is a privilege to oversee the birth of the new Stamford Circuit from September 2017.
My ministry comprises mission, pastoral care and outreach with the churches of the circuit.
I am keen to help people find a living faith and grow in their discipleship of Christ.
Preaching, leading Bible Studies and Worship form a major part of my ministry.
I am delighted to be part of an outward looking circuit and ministry team for whom mission is vitally important.
I enjoy time with the family, and relax by singing in a local chamber choir (St Peters Singers, Peterborough).
Thank you for visiting our circuit website. I hope you will also visit the circuit!
REV CANON LEO OSBORN
I was born in Birmingham and have been a Methodist Minister for over forty years, serving in Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire, Lancashire, Cheshire and Northumberland more recently for 14 years as Chair of the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne District fourteen years.
I was also President of The Methodist Conference from 2011-12 and am an Ecumenical Canon of Newcastle Cathedral.
As well as serving our churches at Empingham, Oakham & Uppingham I chair the Ministries Committee of The Methodist Church and with my wife Charlotte I am Chaplain to the Connexional Team. So whilst in theory I only work ¾ time, in practice it turns out to be more than that!
When not doing other things, I love walking, listening to classical music and keeping a fearful eye on events at Aston Villa and Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
REV HELEN FYALL
Helen is the Lead Chaplain for the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. Along with the team of chaplains in the trust, Helen provides an invaluable pastoral ministry in the three hospitals of the trust - Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital (Huntingdon) and the Stamford & Rutland Hospital.
Circuit Mission Enabler
I live in Deeping St James and I’m married to Debs with 2 grown up children.
I am a trained counsellor and worked with the homeless in Wisbech. I have been a local preacher since aged 17 and worn many “pastoral” hats in the past. I worked at the Methodist Publishing House for 10 years, released for good behaviour. I have a particular interest in ministry to bereaved families and often lead funeral services.
I like walking, good movies, relaxing with the family to watch “Endeavour” or “Fringe” and listen to my favourite music – which includes Jamie Cullum, Lalo Schifrin and the Christian band Caedmon’s Call.
REV WILLIAM BOOKER
William serves us part time as the minister for Ryhall Methodist Church, and as second minister at Stamford. He spends another part of his time as a hospital chaplain. Although William has been a Methodist minister for over 30 years, he has just finished 13 years working locally in the charity "Sense", mainly as a horticultural therapist with amazing people with hearing and sight impairments and many other disabilities. The last two years he has also worked part time in ministry with a Baptist church where he lives in Market Deeping. Rather passionate about organic gardening and green lifestyle, he is married to Lynne and greatly enjoys family life and singing (known locally as "the Alleluia man"!).
REV RUTH CHARLESWORTH
Minister: Bourne, Thurlby and Deepings
Ruth is the minister serving Bourne, Deepings and Thurlby Methodist Churches.
Circuit Children & Families Worker
Sarah joined the circuit team in October 2017. She has a circuit wide role to engage with families and children, seeking to offer support and Christian faith in and beyond the churches. She is also training to become a Methodist Minister.
Rowan is in the circuit office on Tuesdays from 9am - 3pm. Rowan attends to the administration of the circuit along with Rev Andy Fyall and produces the monthly circuit newsletter. She can be contacted at
Stamford Youth Outreach Worker
Luke works with the young people of the circuit, encouraging growth in faith and discipleship. He also reaches out to young people in the community through Stamford College, Welland Academy and Casterton College Rutland. He also oversees our new youth outreach work on Stamford Recreation Ground in 'The Shack'.