The Beverley Circuit of Methodist Churches are preparing to welcome a new Superintendent.
Rev Stephen Caddy has moved with his wife, Christine, to take over from Rev Ruth Crompton as Superintendent of the Beverley Circuit, which includes churches at Toll Gavel and Norwood in Beverley and in Tickton and Walkington.
Stephen spent his school days in East Anglia and Lancashire before taking up further education in Birmingham, London and Manchester.
Rev Caddy has also spent five years living in seven areas of Scotland.
Stephen and Christine moved to Beverley from Corbridge in Northumberland having lived all over the UK during Stephen’s career as a reverend.
Stephen said: “Methodism has taken me to Somerset, the Isle of Man, Northumbria and now Beverley. We’ve not lived in Yorkshire before which is one good reason to come and find new places and meet new people.
“The main reason for the move of course is to be part of the exciting programme which is the life of the Beverley Circuit churches. Each change in the life of the Methodist Church through its policy of Itinerant Ministry stimulates fresh challenges and opportunities which are part of the breath of life.”
In their spare time Stephen and Christine look forward to exploring the local area especially heritage sites and doing a little amateur bird watching.
Stephen is a part time chaplain with the Army and will be in uniform with the Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force and a civilian Chaplain to the Military at Leconfield.
Rev Caddy will start work on Sunday 1 September when a welcome service will be led by the Chair of the York and Hull District of the Methodist Church, Rev Stephen Burgess, at Toll Gavel Church.