Here you can find out more about the different circuit roles along with relevant contact details. We give thanks to God for those who serve the church and circuit so faithfully and who help to fulfil our calling to the glory of God.

James Peterson

Circuit Steward - Tel 01902 338907 - E mail -

I was born and bred in Wolverhampton, with a few years out studying Law in Norwich, and a couple of years working for the Methodist Connexional Team down in London immediately following. In 2001 I returned to Wolverhampton to take up a position with Severn Trent Water where I’m enjoying a varied career which has taken a winding path through digital maps, driving forklifts and diggers and calculating leakage. I’m now in the Technology department where I’m a Senior Business Analyst looking after projects to enhance our use of data. I’ve been involved in Methodism all my life. Growing up at Beckminster, as a young person I went to Questors, I went to London Weekend and Youth Conference, and ended up on the National Youth Executive, and as a rep to Methodist Council. When I returned to Wolverhampton I started to attend Springdale, where I am a Worship Leader, former Steward and occasional Junior Church helper. The more I learn about Methodism and its particular call to social justice, the more I feel called to find ways to use what talents I have practically for the circuit. I’m married to Rachel - also a Questor (proving again that MAYC stands for Marriages Arranged for Young Christians) with 2 boys who are growing up far too quickly. I enjoy getting out for a run, riding my bike, going camping (especially at Greenbelt) and also playing bass, guitar and other instruments.

Ann Latham

Circuit Steward - Tel. 01785 710866 - E mail -

I live in Church Close, and so as you would guess live very close to a Church. Why then do I travel a round trip of over 30 miles to go to Church, passing numerous Churches along the way?  Because none of these are MY Church. I started going to Lanesfield Methodist Church when the 'new' building opened in 1961, and have been going ever since. Over the years I have been a Church steward, Sunday School secretary, Girls' Brigade officer, Covenant secretary, Safeguarding co-ordinator .... So it's now time to continue God's work in MY circuit. 

Lesley Cook

LP/WL Secretary - Tel. 01902 330614 - E mail -

I became a member at Springdale about 25 years ago, having come from an Anglican background. Since then I have become involved in leading Junior Church and Messy Church. I have been a worship leader too for much of that time. A few years back it became apparent that God was calling me to take the rather unusual step of taking on the Secretary's role which had been vacant for some time. I try to do my best to support Local Preachers and Worship Leaders, especially those in training, so do please keep in touch.

Rosie Bryant

Circuit Steward - Tel. 01902 452414 - E mail -

Having grown up in Buxton, I came to Wolverhampton nearly twenty years ago to work in the Lock Industry. Like many in my family before me (and one since) I felt the call to preach and became a local preacher here in the Wolverhampton Circuit. I have always been brought up with a strong sense that Christianity is about serving others, which is probably why I changed career to train others and how I find myself being a circuit steward. I have a passion for social justice and raising awareness of mental health issues. I also find that whatever life throws at you, tea is always a good idea!

Wendy Gould

Circuit Safegurding Co-ordinator - Tel. 01902 895904 - E mail -

A life-long Methodist, with a background in Social Work and Methodist Lay Work – hopefully I tick one or two boxes for this role! In the Trinity Circuit, it was the Lay Workers who took responsibility for getting to grips with the new Safegauarding advice coming out Connexionally in the early 90s. When I moved to a Lay Work position in the Bilston Circuit in 2002, I became Safeguarding Co-ordinator there. I have continued this role in the Wolverhampton Circuit, with wonderfully dedicated support from my colleagues in the Circuit Safeguarding Group, and more recently the Circuit Safeguarding Training Group.

Peter Share

Circuit Steward Tel.01902 845102 - E mail -

I am a lifelong Methodist, the oldest of 7 children (including a twin brother). I grew up at a church in Erdington, Birmingham and became a Christian at a circuit youth conference at Barnes Close, near Bromsgrove. I also became one of a group of 5 Queen’s Scouts I fulfilled a number of roles at my church – including choir member. I have always enjoyed singing, the original family church was ex-Primitive Methodist! I married Helen in 1978, don’t laugh – April 1st, and moved to Codsall where we have lived ever since. I have been a choir member, a steward and, since 2013, a Circuit Steward. I help lead the worship team at Codsall when we have LA (Local Arrangement) services, fulfilling a prophecy made at my christening when apparently I kept my hands in “praying” mode. My main hobby is being involved in the Severn Valley Railway, and I own a classic car (Morris 1000 Traveller)

Pete Prescott

Senior Circuit Steward - Tel. 01902 746316 - E mail -

I’m Pete Prescott and was brought up a Methodist in Tyldesley, Lancashire. I began attending Beckminster in 1985 with Trish and our expanding family. I served as a Church Steward on two occasions and became a Circuit Steward in 2010, before taking over as Senior Circuit Steward in Sept 2014

Rob Turton

Circuit Treasurer - Tel. 01902 342367 - E mail -

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant by profession and have been involved with the Wolverhampton Methodist Circuit and its predecessors for almost 40 years having moved to the area in 1978 and worshipped within the Bilston Methodist Circuit. I became a church treasurer at St Andrews URC/ Methodist church in Sedgley and carried on with that role until I became Circuit Treasurer shortly after the merger of the 3 Circuits. When not involved with Circuit and church matters I enjoy travelling... my daughter lives in Seattle and as an avid watcher of cricket I follow England here and overseas whenever I can.

Shirley Tilston

Circuit Administrator - Tel. 01902 422100 - E mail -

So blessed and privileged to have been brought up in a Christian home. Have always lived, worked and worshipped within the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District. After spending 30 years as Finance Manager of Age UK Wolverhampton, I am now privileged to serve as a trustee. I am really enjoying this change of role. I am married to Arthur and enjoy walking, the theatre and dining out!  

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