Circuit Staff Revd. David Hookins Superintendant Minister I spent 16 years working in marine insurance in the City of London before training for the Methodist ministry at The Queen’s College in Birmingham. I served in Taunton and Ringwood before coming to Salisbury in 2012. I am married with two children. Our time in Ringwood saw both of our children through secondary school and they are now away from home. To keep fit I try to run regularly. I enjoy reading both for work and pleasure. Revd. Steve Hawkes Circuit Minister Hi. My name is Steve, and I’ve been a minister in the Salisbury Circuit of the Methodist Church since September 2015. My passion is making our worship to God accessible to all people, and also taking the Good News of Jesus beyond the walls of the church, as I believe the love of God is something worth sharing with all people. I currently look after 3 Churches in the Circuit – Bemerton, Fordingbridge and Sandleheath, and at all of these Churches, we have been inviting people to join us for a quarterly “Breakfast Church”. Our hope is that people will come along as we reach out through hospitality and make these times of worship (which is suitable for all ages) accessible to all. We have also been very excited by the success of our weekly “Children’s Clothing Exchange” at Bemerton and the way in which this has enabled us to engage with different people and to get to know them. My prayer is that we will continue to listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit of God and to bring the love that God has for all people to them in a way that they are comfortable with, through the risen Christ. Revd Paul Rees My name is Paul Rees and I’m the Minister for three churches, Amesbury, Sherewton and Winterslow. I’m a passionate person who loves to keep fit. I’ve run marathons, Ultra-marathons, Triathlons and recently finished my first full distance Ironman. I fancy the Tour de France next. I love movies and consider myself a teller and collector of stories. When I was 33yrs old, not having gone to Church before in my life I had a Spiritual experience that changed my life completely. I was as shocked as anyone else around me at the time that I’d become a Christian. If you want to know that story give me a ring or come and find me, but I will ask you for your story too. In my training for the Church i’ve been mistaken for a homeless person and given soup and was remanded in Durham Prison as an inmate, for some reason they didn’t think I worked for the Church.. hopefully see you soon. Blessing, Paul Revd Bryan Coates I was born and brought up in Wolverhampton – and still supports that city’s famous football team but “how are the mighty fallen?”. After school I worked for five years in the Civil Service in the local Inland Revenue Office before candidating for the ministry. I trained at Richmond and Westhill Colleges. In a 40 year span I have served in the Ashford (Kent) Circuit, through the Methodist Missionary Society with the United Church of Zambia, in the Birmingham (Sutton Park Circuit), in the Eastleigh Circuit at Chandler’s Ford and in the South East Berkshire Circuit at Wokingham. Retiring in 2007 to Chandler’s Ford, I have served for periods as Acting Superintendent of Meon Valley, Romsey and this Circuit.