About Us

We are a welcoming church active in the local community and participating in many charitable and goodwill activities.

Our Minister Fran Rhys

Reverend Fran Rhys

I was born in London into a musical family, the middle one of five. I trained for Methodist ministry at the Queens Foundation, Birmingham in my early 40’s and my first appointment was in East Leeds. Before that I worked for the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland on relationships with the churches in China (my first degree was in Chinese and German). I was a teacher of English to speakers of other languages in London, Suffolk, China, and New York City, with the help of an MA in the learning and teaching of English.

I came to the Beverley Methodist Circuit in August 2021. It seems like a good match, because of the emphases of inclusion, social justice, and co-operation with other denominations within the Circuit, which are enthusiasms of mine too. 

My spouse Diane is a former mission-partner with the United Methodist Church. Having become a grower with community supported agriculture projects, she is volunteering at Frith Farm in Molescroft.

Revd Fran Rhys