The Circuit Ministers, with pastoral oversight.
Rev. Tony Buglass
minister of Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Midgley & Luddenden
and Luddendenfoot URC churches. He is also squadron chaplain
to 250 (Halifax) Sqn Air Training Corps. This is his fifth
appointment; he has been in circuit ministry for 30 years,
and has also served as hospital chaplain, prison chaplain,
rural industry chaplain, and RAF chaplain. He and his wife
Margi come from Tyneside - he currently describes himself as
a "Geordie missionary to Yorkshire." He loves music,
and sings with the local community choir - a very good way
of getting into the local community, and into the local pubs.
He also loves the work of ministry, sharing the good news,
helping people to understand the Christian faith.
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Rev. Ian Coverdale
Ian is minister of Brighouse Central
Methodist Church. He has served as a Methodist minister for
twenty years, having previously worked in management consultancy.
He still finds life in the ministry to be an incredible privilege.
He and his wife Sheila have lived in Brighouse for four years.
Prior to that their ministry was in Ellesmere Port and Bramhall.
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Rev. Stephen Hannam
Rev. Christine Perry
Rev. Heather Taylor
Rev. Stephanie Jenner
Stephanie is minister at Bailiffe
Bridge, Ebenezer and Clifton half time and half time District
Mission Enabling Officer. This started in September 2010 and
is an exciting change and challenge.
Steph is in her first appointment and comes to Brighouse via
Bradford originally from Dorset. She lives with her indefatigable
husband, Peter, and three daughters plus some mad pets.
Main non-work pastimes are knitting and reading anything with
a decent storyline, but especially Pratchett. Dr Who also features
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Rev. Paul Welch
Paul is Minister for Boothtown,
Mount Zion, Illingworth and Southowram. Paul has a wife Lynn,
who is a teacher and two daughters, Hannah and Bethany.
Halifax Circuit is his second appointment, having been in the
Leeds North East Circuit for the past 7 years. In LNE he was
responsible for three churches, one in the Suburbs, one in
a Village and another on a council estate. So a very varied
One of his great passions is playing and watching football.
He also plays golf and a little bit of squash and likes watching
most sports that have a round ball involved.
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Rev. Stephen Barnett
Stephen has pastoral responsibility
for three churches: The two Elland churches, Bethesda and Southgate,
as well as working alongside his Anglican colleagues at St. Matthews,
Rastrick, a Local Ecumenical Partnership.
Stephen moved to
Calderdale in 2001 from the Denby Dale and Clayton West Circuit.
He lives with his wife Sue - his two grown up children now
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Rev. Patrick Taylor
Patrick is a United Reformed Church minister
at Christ Church, Hipperholme (Methodist-United Reformed),
Northowram Methodist Church and Heywood United Reformed Church,
Northowram. He came to Calderdale after previous ministries
in Wrexham, Manchester and Staffordshire.
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Rev. Francis Neil
Francis is the minister for Greetland and Lindwell,
Stones at Ripponden and St Paul's Methodist Church in Sowerby
Bridge. He moved from the Ecclesall Circuit in Sheffield to
the Calderdale Circuit in September 2010.
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