- Revd Chris Preece (Colchester Circuit Superintendent)
- Revd John Allison (Supernumerary Presbyter)
- Mr Phil Bingham (Wivenhoe Local Preacher)
The Methodist Chaplains contribute to the life of the University, supporting the Faith Centre and assisting in its work and provision for all students. Events led by a chaplain will be advertised on the Faith Centre noticeboard and website.
Students are welcome to contact the Methodist Chaplains by email. Chris is the Superintendent Minister of the Colchester Methodist Circuit with overall responsibility for Methodist Chaplaincy at Essex. Though retired from active circuit ministry, John is available to meet students on campus and Phil is a lay Preacher who acts as liaison for Friends International students.
The Methodist Church cherishes its place in the Body of Christ. It is Britain's fourth largest Christian denomination and loyally accepts the fundamental principles of the historic creeds and of the Protestant Reformation. There are approximately 170,000 people in Britain who have made a commitment to Christian discipleship and are active members of a local Methodist church. The British Methodist church is part of a worldwide Methodist family of over 60 million committed members and a further 20 million adherents.
Students are invited to attend any of our local Methodist Churches. There are several in the Colchester area and also on the Tendring peninsular. Chris is the minister at The Ark Methodist Church in Highwoods and at the Colchester town centre church, known as Castle Methodist Church, just off the high street, opposite the toy shop (and, predictably, next to the Castle). Rev Joe Adams is the minister of the nearest Methodist church to the campus in Wivenhoe and is also minister at Wimpole Road Church, not far from the Hythe. John was a previous minister at Wimpole Road, but now attends Great Bentley Church (on the way to Clacton). Full details of local Methodist churches can be found on the Colchester and on the Tendring circuit websites (see below).
- Mondays, 4-5pm, The Faith Centre Space 1.