Meet the team

In Truro Circuit we are delighted to have a blend of different experiences and gifts across our team. Our ministry team (of ministerial and lay members) is ably supported by an Administrator and voluntary Circuit Stewards.

Revd Mark Liddicoat (Superintendent)

Mark joined the Truro Circuit in March 2016 from the neighbouring Falmouth and Gwennap Circuit.  He has been Superintendent of the Circuit since September 2016.

 

Mark writes:

Penzance is my home town.  I am a graduate in Agriculture, a former teacher and I worked for many years in agricultural research in both England and Northern Ireland.  I am a Methodist Minister in the Irish Conference and I am now serving under the Conference of the Methodist Church in Britain. 

Mark has pastoral care of Carnon Downs, Feock, Shortlanesend, Threemilestone and Trispen churches, as well as oversight of the Circuit.

Revd Mark Dunn-Wilson

Mark joined us from Linacre Mission,  Liverpool in 2006. He served the Circuit as Superintendent Minister until September 2016.


Mark writes:

I  come from a long line of Methodist Ministers and an even longer line of Methodist people! Before arriving in Truro, I completed two appointments in the Liverpool District of the Methodist Church and prior to training for Ministry, was an ambulance man in London. I love my sport - though the body isn’t what it was. That said, I am currently training to take my place in the London Marathon. I am no runner and now remember why I gave up jogging 14 years ago! 
I get excited about preaching and Bible teaching and just cannot get over how much I still have to learn from God’s Word and how much I have still to experience of God’s love.

Mark has pastoral care of Grampound Road, Portloe, Portscatho, Truro and Tresillian.

Victoria Hocking (Circuit Youth Worker)

Victoria joins the Circuit Team with the remit to continue with and develop the well-established youth work with young people aged 11- 25 in and around the circuit. She will also engage in ecumenical projects.  Her aim is to see young people become committed to Christ and to mature in wisdom and faith.

Victoria writes:

I am excited to be a part of Truro Methodist Circuit and have a heart for young people, specifically focusing on faith, mental health, wellbeing and community.  Having worked with young people in dance and pastoral roles across the south of England, I recently trained as a teacher of Secondary Dance and taught in Cornwall for a couple of years.  I look forward to my new role and creating opportunities to make use of my dance expertise but also my love of sailing, knitting and drinking fruit teas!

Adrian Mitchell (Lay Pastor)

Adrian joined the Circuit in September 2018 as Lay Pastor with pastoral care for Chacewater, Hicks Mill and Twelveheads Churches.

 

Adrian writes:

I have a passion to maintain, encourage and develop the existing churches and to draw people closer to Jesus. I am a married father of four living in Truro, a local preacher and a part-time bus driver who lives life to the full; stepping out into the community to reveal the love of Jesus. I am a walker, a runner, an artist poet who loves his family, Suz and the kids, very much.  I can also eat for England.  My favourite meal is a Sunday roast dinner. I am looking forward to meeting you, sharing Jesus, a cuppa and a slice of cake - of course.

James Taylor (Lay Pastor)

James joined the Circuit in October 2018 as Lay Pastor with pastoral care for Allet, Devoran and Penpoll Churches.

 

James writes:

I was born in Truro and my hometown is Perranporth. I am married to Hannah and we have a son. I am currently completing my degree in Theology. I have been deeply impacted by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I aspire to share the love that God has shown to me to all others. I feel very honoured to serve as Lay Pastor in Truro Methodist Circuit and I am excited for the adventure ahead.

Janet Tredrea

Janet Tredrea has been our Children and Families Worker since 2007. She is currently appointed to a half-time post. Not only does Janet have a seemingly boundless supply of ideas, but she also has several rooms full of resources. Please pray for Janet as she continues to serve the Circuit in this vital area.

 

Janet writes: 

I am, as they say, Proper Cornish- born and bred!  I was nurtured within the Methodist Church at Lanner. I attended school in Truro and taught at Daniell Road and also at Penair when it first opened. I left to give birth to my first daughter and she had had a sister by the time we moved (into exile!) to Wadebridge.  After 30 years there (up north!), 20 of them teaching RE at the secondary school, I moved back home to Truro where I have the privilege of working amongst our families and children.  Over the years I have been involved with the children’s work in the District and now more recently am the Regional coordinator for Messy Church in Cornwall. It is an exciting and challenging role as we see what God is doing amongst us through this new initiative. 

Rita Soper (Circuit Administrator)

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