In May 2019 the Circuit held a special service to recognise the work of its Local *Lay) Preachers

Susanna Wesley, John and Charles Wesley's mother, spoke about the origins of lay men starting to preach, initially against John's wishes.

Long service certificates were presented to Dr Pamela Russo, 50 years; Ian Kitchin, 45 tears, Steve |Colling, 40 years and Margaret Dugdale. 30 years.  A certificate was also presented to Julia Nixon, the niece of Marion Joinson who dies earlier this years before she could receive her 60 years certificate.

Photo, left to right; Ian Kitchin, Steve Colling, Susanna Wesley, played by Ruth Colling, Margaret Dugdale, Pamela Russo, Julia Nixon, Rev Geoffrey hays, Circuit minister.

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