Who’s Who

Rev Duncan Macbean (Superintendent)

Duncan is the minister with pastoral responsibility for Chislehurst and New Eltham. He was born in South Africa and lived there until he and his family emigrated to the UK in 2003. He worked as a Management Trainer before entering ministry within the Methodist Church with his wife, Laura, in 1996.

He trained as a Probationer Minister from 2000. After moving to the UK, Duncan worked in Lincoln North, Epworth and Crowle, and Scunthorpe. Never having lived in London before, he and his family are looking forward to the diversity of hobbies and cultural events available on the doorstep. Spare time is split between time with my sons and a daughter, and nursing an old motorbike to its next destination.

Rev Terry Wright

Terry has recently joined our circuit and has responsibility for Bromley, Chelsfield, Mottingham and Orpington.

Born in 1971 in East London South Africa, for peace on a Sunday morning my mum and dad sent me to Sunday School in the local Methodist Church. I joined the army as a Royal engineer and served until I became a committed (born again) Christian and decided to leave the armed forces to train as a preacher. I was ordained in 2003, having trained at Wesley College in Bristol, I serve as a part-time Chaplain to The Forces especially with Cadets and I consider myself a Primitive Methodist.
I’ve been a member of a punk rock band, a lifelong biker (Motorcyclist), I love tinkering with cars, I was blessed to meet Shirley my wife and our boys are Jack and Declan.

Rev Alison Davis

Alison has recently joined our circuit and has responsibility for Emmanuel, Sidcup. Born in Londonderry, I initially trained as a solicitor and worked in the Magistrates Courts. I eventually responded to God’s call to ministry after 5 years of evasion in 1989 and trained at Northern College Manchester.

I have served pastorates in South Wales, and the Norwich Area as well as a period as        chaplain to Higher Education in Cardiff and Training & Development Officer for the National Synod of Wales. I moved to Bexley & Geddes Place United Reformed Churches in 2014.

Any spare time is spent doing jigsaws, gardening and reading.

Deacon Maureen Spinks

I came to discover Jesus through the Girl’s Brigade in a New Town church plant. I learned hands on ministry through a self run youth group focused on discipleship. At 35 my call to ministry led me into the Methodist Diaconal Order. I trained in Manchester and have served in appointments in Wakefield, Swindon, Gloucester, Northampton and North Fylde before finding myself here in Orpington.

My passions are for helping churches become accessible to those who have no background or experience of them and creating church communities that will work well in the 21st Century, helping people discover and share their God given gifts and recognise and develop their ministry in the world.

My own journey of discipleship and service is enriched and developed by learning from and sharing with everyone I meet.