Hello, I am Rev Stuart Smith, currently the Superintendent Minister of the Circuit with pastoral responsibility for Lammack, Mellor, St Paul’s and Wilpshire Methodist Churches.
I am married to Sandra and we have three grown up daughters who live in various parts of Cheshire. Sandra and I both grew up in Accrington and met through a joint Church drama group, we continue to enjoy performing and attending the theatre. We also enjoy watching cycling and have attended events at Manchester Velodrome as well as stages of the Tour of Britain, Tour de France and Giro d’Italia – I also enjoy cycling but in the thirty years between leaving East Lancashire and returning someone has made all the hills a lot steeper! I used to be able to claim that, in Blackburn Rovers and Accrington Stanley, I followed one league and one non-league football team, but success for my home town team has removed that distinction, fortunately I have not yet faced the dilemma of them meeting in any competitions but as they are both located in the West Pennine Moors Circuit I am able to get to see them both occasionally.
Following training at Wesley College in Bristol we have served in the Bury and Heywood, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno, Runcorn, and Stretford and Urmston Circuits before moving to Blackburn in 2016. It is a great privilege to be able to serve as a Methodist Minister working with local Churches in sharing the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ and journeying with people in the joys and sorrows of life.
You can contact Stuart here