Our Minister: Rev. Andrew Mumford

Andrew Mumford-1

 I came to Doncaster in 2014 to serve in my first appointment, initially having responsibility for Cantley. Previously I had been in the world of education, mainly in Primary Schools.

I am married to Ruth, who is an artist, and have two sons from my first marriage, and now four grandchildren.

I trained as a Local Preacher in 1970s, and contemplated a call to the ministry at that point. However, it became clear to me that this was not the right path - at least, not then. Some 35 years later, I felt a renewed calling, and this time the time was right. Despite the obstacles that seemed to preclude entering the ministry, everything fell into place, and I spent two years at Wesley House in Cambridge, as one of the last cohort of students trained there.

My interests are wide-ranging: I enjoy most sports (watching these days!), music, sailing, steam railways and sheep (we had a smallholding once!). In recent years I have been to Taizé annually, and find the simplicity and peacefulness of the community there spiritually enriching.

I am passionate about making the church relevant for today's people. My two main focuses in ministry are the pastoral role and preaching. It is a privilege to be able to carry those out in Doncaster.


Rev. Andrew Mumford 01302 852024  or email minister[at]cantleymethodistchurch.org.uk  



Susanna Brookes - Lay Pastor

Hello! I am Susanna Brookes, and it is my privilege to be serving as a Lay Pastor in the Doncaster Circuit.

I’m married to Sean and we have two children, Reuben and Eloisa who are both primary age. I have previously worked for the Methodist Church as District Evangelism Enabler for the Sheffield District, and also as an Evangelist at Cliff College, which saw me lead teams of students on mission all over this country and into Europe. Most recently though I worked with Sean in the family garage business. (When I say worked I mean I was the gofer – I’m no good with a spanner!) 

I am a Cornish Dairy Farmer’s daughter and very proud of my roots, travelling back to see family whenever possible. I was blessed to grow up in beautiful surroundings and in a Christian family, and I can remember having a very real but simple faith from being very young. There have been some very significant points along my life when I have decided as I understood more, to accept more of God’s love and will for me. One being the first time I understood what it was that Jesus did in dying for me. Another when at 18 I finally started to train to be a local preacher (I say finally as I dithered for a couple of years thinking it was only something ‘older people’ did!).

I love to bake – a family trait, and I enjoy a wide range of music. I have also this year developed a love-hate relationship with the gym and running. I hate the thought of it but love it once it’s done!

Susanna Brookes: 01302 532532


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