Alastair has nearly 40 years’ experience in the Methodist ministry. He has pastored churches in Cumbria, Greater London, Devon and Nottingham as well as serving as an army chaplain in Cyprus, Germany and England. He is married to Jane and they have three grown-up daughters. Alastair will take up the post of Superintendent Minister of the West Cornwall Circuit in September 2018.
Revd Dr Alastair VC Bolt MA, BSc, PhD
My wife Sue, son Daniel and myself Edwin are excited about being here and I am looking forward to sharing in ministry with you all. This will be my third appointment in the UK. The previous appointments were six years in the East Anglia District at the Newcastle and Ely Circuit; then for seven years in the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District of the Cannock Chase Circuit. I was Superintendent in that Circuit for the last four years and also represented the District on the Methodist Council for four years. While in the East Anglia District I went on a week’s mission to Latvia as that District has a link with the Methodist Church in Latvia.
My hobby is steam train related. My son and I have been working on a OO gauge model railway layout. As a family we also visit heritage / preservation railways.
As you would have gathered, I am not from these northern parts. My family and I are originally from even further south than the Isles of Scilly, South Africa in fact. We moved to the UK in 2005. The most amazing aspect for me in the Christian Faith is the opportunity for anyone to have a personal relationship with Jesus; which leads to a transformed lifestyle , and in turn inspires us to share / speak our faith with others. In the power of the Holy Spirit I would want to encourage folk to discover this reality and consequently gain confidence to invite others to meet Jesus.
Revd. Edwin Myers
I’m here with my wife Gillian, and we are excited and thrilled to be sharing in the life of this community. This is my fourth appointment; I served in the Oxford Circuit, Channel Islands and most recently, Treharris in South Wales. My hobbies include reading, walking and running (slowly!).
Deacon Stephen Richardson
Robert is a Baptist minister who has been seconded to Methodist ministry. He served as senior minister of Duke Street Baptist Church, Richmond. He was previously chair of governors at Spurgeon’s College and chair of Moorlands Bible College. Robert has also served on the council of the Evangelical Alliance that included an extended period as Chairman. He is currently a DThM Student in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University.
Revd Robert Amess BA MPhil
The Ministers and Deacon are supported by the following team:-
Mr Joel Perkin, Steward
Mrs Beth Amess, Steward
Mrs Susan Care, Steward
Mr Andrew Care, Treasurer
Mr Peter James, Worship Leader
Mr Stephen Trevorrow, Property Steward