REV BEKKIE WRIGHT
Minister: Empingham, Oakham & Uppingham
I joined the ministry team in the Stamford Circuit in September 2020 as a brand-new probationer minister. I completed the first part of my formal training through the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham in summer 2020. Having been stationed (or placed) in the Stamford Circuit, I bring with me all the joy which comes from a mixture of starting something new whilst continuing to respond to a call from God which I have felt for many years.
I strongly believe in the practice that I call purposeful discipleship. Embedded from the very beginning of Methodism, it is the deliberate response to God’s love, which asks us to challenge ourselves in a way that enables us to get to know both God and ourselves more deeply. As Methodists ways that we do this include applying scripture to our lives and sharing our stories with each other in community. As a result I enjoy hearing people's stories of their faith journey.
Hobby-wise I do cross-stitch sewing and Iace-making. On arriving in the Circuit I am planning to have a go at horse-riding: watch this space to see how that goes!
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 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'.