Who we are

We are a congregation of Christians in the Methodist tradition who meet to worship in a very large Methodist chapel. We’re also committed to sharing our premises with the city through meeting room bookings and sharing our space with community groups.

The team responsible for leadership in a Methodist church includes the minister who has pastoral responsibility for the church along with the church stewards who are elected from among the membership.  At Central our team is currently:

David Bidnell

Revd David Bidnell (Minister in pastoral charge)

Deacon Judith Stoddart (City centre deacon)

Philip Paul (senior steward and organist)

Ian Miller (Steward)

Eileen Hannah (Treasurer)

Our buildings are managed on our behalf by:

Chris Williams (Office and bookings manager)

Ian Atherton (Caretaker)