Who’s Who


The  Methodist Minister serving us at Acomb Methodist church is the Rev Andy Lindley.  He is responsible for the leadership, mission and spiritual nurture of the church and the surrounding community of Acomb.  At Acomb, we are fortunate to have a local worship development team which works with preachers, ministers and lay volunteers from Methodist churches across York to offer a range of weekly worship services.

In addition to this church, Andy is the Assistant Chair of the Yorkshire North East District with a remit for New Streams of faith communities and worship and has pastoral charge of nearby Southlands Methodist, with Louisa (below) and West Thorpe Methodist Church. He is also co-leader of the Kairos Movement and Superintendent of the associated Kairos circuit since September 2021.  www.kairosmovement.org.uk

He can be contacted on 01904 784545


Louisa Taylor joined the team in 2021 and works as a local pastor at Acomb and Southlands churches. Her roles include oversight of the pastoral care of the congregation and those who are part of our community family. Louisa has a deep spirituality, having spent 12 years in training and ministry as part of a religious order in France and Belgium, including many years providing pastoral care for young (and not so young!) people in the Taizé Community. She hopes to bring this experience, and her passion for going deeper with God, into developing quiet days, retreat spaces and a rhythm of prayer in our community garden, and online with the Kairos Movement. Louisa is also training as a Local Preacher.

Bookings Administrator

Linsay Errington is our bookings administrator. She can be contacted by emailing admin@acombmethodistchurch.org.uk

Tea To Go

Fran at Tea To Go

Fran Taylor is the project lead on Tea to Go, a project which provides meals for individuals and families struggling with the cost of living crisis.

To text for the menu : 07454 893154

Church Stewards

A team of four Church Stewards and several representatives from different aspects of the church’s life and mission work with the minister in the leadership the church. As well as providing support to the minister the stewards have a particular responsibility for ensuring that worship services of the church take place. Stewards are elected from within the membership of the church and usually serve for up to four years.

Church Council

The Church Council is the decision-making and legally responsible body in the Church. All formal correspondence with the church should be addressed to the secretary of the church council, Lois Broadbent, at the church address.

Pastoral Care

All members and regular worshippers are included in the pastoral care system, which is the formal way in which the people of the church exercise care for each other. We use a combination of methods to ensure pastoral care is available in a way that is appropriate to each person. Some choose to have a pastoral visitor, others receive care through their house group. More hi-tech options are also available. The pastoral care work is coordinated by the minister, lay pastor and the pastoral secretary, Joan North, to support a church community where all are cared for.