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Circuit Stewards

Rosemary Bailey - I have been Circuit Treasurer since September 2008. My main responsibility is to prepare and maintain the circuit budget. The circuit budget pays for ministers' stipends and related overheads and the costs of maintaining their manses. Other expenditure includes Local Preacher and circuit steward costs, contributions to local training requirements and payment of the District assessment. Income to meet this circuit's expenditure is received from the churches of the circuit. The financial accounts are submitted to the central Methodist Church organisation and to the Charity Commissioners.

Senior Circuit Steward

Paul Smith is the School Business Manager of a Thurrock Primary School. Married to Lorainne, they have two teenage children. A West Ham fan!

Paul has been a part of Moulsham Lodge Methodist Church since age 10, becoming a Church Member at 19. Previously

Lay Chairman of both the Church's Finance and Mission & Evangelism Committees, he has also served as a Church Steward. He has played key roles in the introduction of many new church initiatives including Contemporary Worship, ‘Café Church’ and bringing Computer Projection and Multimedia into services. He has a real passion for Church Growth and making Church relevant for today's society.

Bob Griffin - I am a 63 year old retired City worker who took early retirement some years ago and instantly became busier. Throughout my retirement so far I have been a Trustee for two charities, one for clean water in Uganda and the other the Museum of Power in Maldon where I still help out when I can. My wife, Glenda is a local preacher in the Circuit and we both enjoy travelling, having undertaken two mission trips to Kenya as well as many holidays to some wonderful places. I am a steward at Moulsham Lodge Methodist Church in Chelmsford and sit on a number of their committees. We regularly attend Spring Harvest, at times with the church and with our own family and have run a number of Alpha courses over the years. We have two daughters and are now grandparents as well for the first time. All very exciting. In my rare spare time, I love restoring, maintaining and running cars as well as gardening and walking.

 Ian Armstrong

Dave Drewett is married to Maggie. They have two children, Emma and Jonathan, and four granddaughters. Dave has been retired for a number of years. He was accredited as a Local Preacher in 1984. He is a trustee of Lighthouse Family Trust, a small charity dealing with the emotional consequences of child loss in its many different forms. He is also a trustee of the Beaulieu Community Trust, representing the interests of Chelmsford Circuit which joins with the Anglicans, Springfield Parish Council and local residents to provide community-based services at Beaulieu Park, including Christian worship in the new Village Hall which is due to open late 2017. If you were to ask Dave what his priorities are right now, top of the list would be the Circuit’s 1000 members initiative.