Joint Superintendent Ministers

Rev Andrew Parker

I was born in Pudsey, West Yorkshire and grew up attending a Methodist Church with the rest of my family. My younger days were full of playing football and cricket (Pudsey being famous for not only a certain BBC Teddy bear but also Sir Len Hutton and Herbert Sutcliffe).  After leaving school I did an engineering apprenticeship and later worked in a computer department for a Building society. In my early 30’s I completely changed career and went to Cliff College and then candidated for the Methodist ministry. My training was at Wesley College, Bristol and my first appointment was in Grimsby. I then went to Sheffield East Circuit and then to Buxton in 2012. I love being out and about in the wonderful Peak District and also spending time with family, days out with my son usually involves a train or tram and hopefully he will soon be enthusiastic on cricket, football and follow his dad with support of Leeds United (poor kid!)

Contact Andrew. [HERE]



Rev Keith Sandow

Reverend Timothy Keith Sandow has served in the High Peak area since 2014.   Revd. Keith studied at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia and has served in the British Methodist Church around Greater Manchester since 1999.

  He leads many pilgrimages to Israel, Jordan and Turkey and enjoys facilitating Bible study courses and mindfulness sessions for those seeking to deepen their spiritual life.  He has established many festivals and creative events through his ministry and endeavours to be a welcoming and inclusive minister to everyone.

Rev Keith is a fabulous cook, enjoys photography,  travel and eating at local restaurants.   

Contact Keith. [HERE]


Our Joint Administrators

Catherine Sims

Telephone:07912 144 002.  This number is only active on Tuesday & Thursday.

Catherine has been the administrator at High Peak Circuit for twelve years.  She is now working at the Circuit Office at Buxton Methodist Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays (hours may vary due to attending evening meetings)

Catherine will be providing administrative support to the Safeguarding group of High Peak Partnership and to the churches in Rev Andrew’s section. Catherine is one of the two additional Authorised persons (along with Rev David Harrison) in the Partnership able to act as a Registrar for weddings. 

Articles for the quarterly partnership magazine should be sent to Catherine and she is happy to design posters for any of your church events and advertise them on Facebook.

Claire Losel

Telephone: 01663 734479

Claire has been the administrator at Whaley Bridge Uniting Partnership for seven years and also deals with the room bookings at Whaley Bridge Uniting Church.  She is based at the Uniting Church every Tuesday morning and you are welcome to call in if you wish to see her.  She works the rest of her hours flexibly throughout the week. 

Claire will be providing administrative support to the Property and  Finance groups of High Peak Partnership and to the churches in Rev Keith’s section

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