Bishop Auckland and Shildon Methodist Circuit
where all are welcome to
Witton-le-Wear  Methodist Church 

 About Rev. John Purdy

With Vanessa at my side, I seek to remember my call as an ordained Presbyter of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church of Christ.


A call to  Declare the Good News; Celebrate the sacraments; Serve the needy; Minister to the sick; Welcome the stranger; Seek the lost.


A call to be a shepherd to the flock of Christ. 


This I have attempted to exercise in three circuits on the western fringe of Ireland in counties Limerick, Cork and Donegal and beforehand as a youth and community worker connected to two circuits in the greater Belfast area.


A text that is at the heart of what John tries to do is within the context of Jesus speaking in John's Gospel about the Shepherd and his flock.  John 10 v.10b  I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.