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Who’s Who

Our Ministers

Revd John Squares

John was born and raised up in the United States.

He trained at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

He was previously in the NW of England, where he has had a regional wide appointment, before moving to Durham in September 2018.

He is married to Nicola Squares, and they have two children, Jack and Brodie.

Deacon Ruth Lackenby

Ruth came to Durham in September 2018, after working at Manchester Central Hall.

She works alongside the other ministers in the circuit, and particularly at Durham City Methodists. Her role is to act as a bridge between people in the church community and the wider community.

Prior to being a deacon Ruth worked for many years as a teacher, both in the UK and abroad.

Our church stewards

Welcome to Durham City Methodists: One church on two sites. Image shows photos of John Squares, Superintendent Minister; Ruth Lackenby, Deacon; and stewards Penny Bissell, Joan Portrey, Christine Higham, Jackie Fielding, Anne Firth, Kath Turner, Lynda Underwood.