Huntingdon Methodist Church

Ministry Team

Welcome to the Huntingdon Methodist Church Website!

At the heart of Huntingdon Methodist Church is worship - the aim being to honour Jesus
and equip for a life of witness and service.. We welcome those exploring the Christian faith
and committed Christians. It is great to have babies, children and teenagers among us. Bible
teaching and preaching series area feature of the church.

We desire to be on the move. Those engaged in children and youth ministry are asking what
may be done to become better equipped and more effective to serve in the 21st century.

We are exploring the possibility of making the premises more suitable for Christian worship
and the other activities of the Church and wider community.

Contemporary Methodism increasingly sees itself to be a 'Discipleship Movement Shaped
For Mission.' At HMC one of the ways this is expressed is through 'Open Door'. On Monday
to Friday mornings the door is open to members of the public and various groups from the
town who visit each week.

The Church has a meaningful and practical relationship with London's Whitechapel Mission,
supporting work among homeless people and is concerned about the World Mission of the
Christian Church.

We give thanks for our partnerships with other Christian Churches in the area.

HMC is an exciting worship-centred community, vibrant, diverse and caring, that I regard
it a privilege to serve. My greatest joy is seeing people discover and grow in a living and
dynamic Christian faith.

Rev David King
Minister
HMC Ministry Team

 

 Deacon Sue Roberts

Sue Roberts
Deacon
HMC Ministry Team

Andrew Mumford
Student Minister
HMC Ministry Team

 

And all the members of the HMC congregation.  Please see our guide as to who does some of the jobs around church.

Our student minister this year is Andrew Mumford.  This is how he describes himself.

As normal for attachments, I am in my second (and final) year of training for the Methodist ministry, at Wesley House. This is very much a ‘second career’ for me, as I was formerly a teacher and Primary Headteacher, before having a senior position in the Education Department in Brighton and Hove. Subsequently, I was an Ofsted Inspector, inspecting schools all over England. When this work finished in 2007, we took the opportunity to move to the Portuguese island of Madeira, where we lived for over 5 years, and where we still have a home. Whilst there, we attended the Anglican Church of Holy Trinity in Funchal, and I was authorised by the Bishop to preach and act as a Lay Minister. It was whilst doing this that I felt called to the ministry, but back where I have my roots, in the Methodist Church.

I am originally from Oxfordshire (my parents still live there), and I am married to Ruth, whose passion is art. I have two sons and grandchildren, all of whom live in Sussex. My interests outside work lie in music (I play a few instruments not very well!) and sailing. I sailed my boat back from Madeira to the UK a year ago, and it now lives in Ipswich. Our immediate family comprises two very old dogs who need slow walks several times a day.

I am enjoying being in Cambridge and the challenge of studying again. It is also good to be part of a Methodist community and to be learning alongside my colleagues. I am looking forward to being part of the Huntingdon Methodist Church community for the next 12 months.