Methodist church welcomes new minister

Wetherby Methodist Church welcomed the Rev Ann Fox as their new Presbyter (Minister) and Superintendent of Tadcaster Methodist Circuit, at a recent on-line service.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 1:21 pm

Rev Fox is originally from Silsden and Keighley and comes to Wetherby from a ministry in the Nidd Valley Circuit, looking after churches in Knaresborough, Starbeck and Harrogate. She is married to Ray and enjoys spending time with their family and three grandchildren.

She will work alongside Rev Steve Jakeman who said: “Moving to a new area is always a challenge and in these times of Coronavirus it is even more difficult to get to know new people, but Ann has made an excellent start.”

She will also work with the Circuit’s Local Pastors in ministering to the nine churches in the Tadcaster Circuit, as well as having responsibility for the Methodist Churches of Appleton Roebuck, Church Fenton, Tadcaster, and Ulleskelf, as well as Wetherby and Churches Together.

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Lieutenant Yvonne West, as Chair of Churches Together, said of the welcome service: “It was good to welcome Ann to Churches Together in our recent Zoom meeting.

“It was even better to meet Ann in person and to spend time sharing together in the Garden of Peace at Wetherby Methodist Church.

“Ann’s passion for mission and ministry is evident and I look forward to working together as we listen to God’s heart for this community.”

On behalf of the town, Coun Norma Harrington added: “We are pleased to welcome our new Superintendent Minister to our beautiful market town, and look forward to seeing her out and about as she meets and ministers to the whole congregation.”

Rev Jakeman added: “I am very much looking forward to working alongside Ann, as she takes on the leadership of Tadcaster Circuit in these challenging, yet exciting times.

“I am eager to find out what God has in store for us, as we seek to share God’s love, in and around the communities we serve.”