Circuit Staff

Revd Dr Mark Cheetham

Superintendant Minister

Revd Mark is Superintendant Minister of the Salisbury Circuit and Minister at Salisbury Methodist Church.

I moved to the Salisbury Circuit in Sept 2022, serving at Salisbury Methodist Church as well as sharing oversight for the work of the Circuit.

I am married to Mariet and we have a delightful little boy called Nathanael, so named because of our connection with the story of Nathanael found in John chapters 1 and 21.

I love training and equipping young leaders and sharing ‘knowing God’ with those around me; investing in helping people and churches find their way in life. Some of this work was developed while gaining a Doctorate from Asbury Seminary in the U.S.

I also love all things music (especially Bon Jovi and Beethoven), watching rugby (Leicester Tigers) and gardening.

Revd Anna Bishop

Part Time Circuit Minister

Revd Anna Bishop is Minister at Woodfalls Methodist Church, and  Associate Minister at Salisbury Methodist Church

Revd Steve Hawkes

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 Rosemary Fletcher

Minister, Amesbury Church

I have been appointed as the Minister for Amesbury Methodist Church from 1/9/2022 for 12 months. I am working part time for a year. My husband, James Rowley, and I moved to Salisbury in September. We have moved from St Albans, where I was the Superintendent Minister of the St Albans and Welwyn Circuit, and minister of the largest Church in the Circuit (Marlborough Road Methodist Church) and, before that, I was Superintendent of the North Lambeth Circuit in London.

As an adult, after graduating I lived in the West Midlands and worked as a Civil Servant for 9 years (in what is now called the Ministry of Justice) before being called to ordination. I trained ecumenically at Queen’s College in Birmingham 1987-90, and from there I have worked in Swindon, Reading, Sri Lanka, Kennington and Vauxhall in London, then latterly St Albans, and now back to Wiltshire. I have always worked ecumenically and I look forward to getting to know the people of Amesbury Methodist Church and working with other Churches to further the Mission of the Kingdom of God.

Revd Bryan Coates

Minister attached to Pitton

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.

Mrs Jacqui Saunders

Mrs Jacqui Saunders

Lay Pastorial Assustant