Central Area Pastoral Committee

Central Area consists of 12 pastorates as well as individual churches, 41 churches in all. The work of the Area Pastoral Committee [APC] concerns people and pastorates. Configuration of pastorates, placements, providing a 'listening ear' for ministers, lay preachers and congregations if there is conflict, guiding and supporting churches in vacancy, considering applications for grants and appeals against M&M, providing access to expert advice on building problems, helping to resolve disputes by providing support, guidance and options, monitoring LEPs – all lie within the remit of the Committee.

The Committee meets every two months and receives reports on ongoing matters. People and pastorates under discussion change as problems and opportunities are resolved. In between meetings members deal with issues and queries that arise and this is in addition to their everyday work.

Central Area Pastoral Committee is made up of ministers and lay people who all bring a variety of skills and experience to the table. Whilst the agenda often has to deal with very serious matters there is a time for humour too. Underpinning everything, however, is the intent to carry out God's will prayerfully.

Pastoral Convenor - Revd Nigel Adkinson


Secretary - Wendy Smith


Property Officer - Revd Mike Aspinall


Finance Officer - Neil Carter


Ecumenical Officer - Revd Richard Bradley


Lay Preaching Commissioner
Worship Leadership Co-ordinator
Wendy Smith


Review Co-ordinator - Jed Garside

Jed Garside

Co-opted Member - Alison Dalton

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Co-opted Member - Revd Ruth Wollaston


Co-opted Member - Revd Darren Holland


Ex-officio - Moderator - Revd Brian Jolly


Ex-officio - Synod Clerk - [vacant]


Ex-officio - Revd Dr Marion Tugwood


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