Who’s Who

Rev David Gillman (Superintendent)

David has served the Methodist Church in Maidstone, Hornsey, New Malden and Battersea. He has also worked as a prison chaplain for over twenty years with both men and women. Brought up in London and having lived for long periods in London he is not fed up with it! The city is constantly changing with the possibility of new experiences every day. Its people and places offer a lens to what it means to live in an interconnected world. David is married to Gillian and has two daughters. They also have two grandchildren, Freddie and Evie. The hills of Orpington are a challenge to his cycling! Never mind, he has a scooter too which is essential when the traffic comes to a stand still!

Rev Duncan Macbean

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 it’s next destination.

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Rev Alex Terrett

This is Alex’s first appointment as a Methodist Minister, she has been a local preacher for over ten years, and employed as a children’s worker within the church. Alex has worked within the Boys’ Brigade for many years in the Bromley & West Kent Battalions She has always lived and worked in South East London and enjoys nothing better than a walk over Greenwich Park come rain or shine.Alex enjoys an early morning swim, and has three teenage sons so has a very varied taste in music.

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.