Ministry team

The Amersham Circuit has one full time Superintendent Minister and one Minister, working together with a Community Worker (in Chesham).

The Circuit is also served by Local Preachers and Worship Leaders, and many volunteers in various roles.

Who to contact

 Contacts Nov 22

                                             Revd James Patterson - Minister

James is originally from Guisborough in North Yorkshire. He initially studied car design at Northumbria University before becoming a self-employed graphic designer for ten years.

James has always gone to church from a young age, growing up in Guisborough Methodist Church where he served as a Church Steward and becoming accredited as a local preacher in 2018. He answered the call to ordained ministry in 2018, entering ministerial training in 2019 at the Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham where he has been studying for the last three years. It was there he met his partner Angela, who is a Church of England curate in London.

James is passionate about sharing the love of God in the world, and encouraging people in their relationships to God in Christ Jesus, enabling reawakening of their passion for God.

James enjoys walking, baking (mainly because of his sweet tooth), and loves cars, especially classic cars - particularly Ford Anglias!

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  Adam Wells 3                Revd Adam Wells - Superintendent Minister

Adam is the Superintendent Minister for the Amersham Circuit.

Adam was born in Kenya, where his parents were teachers. When Adam was four his family returned to the UK.

He received his call to Ministry while reading Religious Studies at Lancaster University, where he also met his wife Ann. Adam was accredited as a Local Preacher in 1986 in the Leytonstone and Forest Gate Circuit in the London North East District. From 1987 Adam spent three years at Wesley House in Cambridge training to be a Methodist Minister.

Since leaving Cambridge Adam has served in the following Circuits; Barrhead near Glasgow, Durham & Deerness Valley, Loughborough and Borders Mission in the Notts and Derby District before arriving in the Amersham Circuit in 2019.

Adam is passionate about encouraging people to grow in their own relationship with Christ and develop a spirituality that sustains them. Adam is a Tertiary of the Order of the Holy Paraclete, an Anglican religious order based in Whitby.

Adam rides a recumbent trike and is a passionate supporter of Arsenal football club.

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