Revd Gordon Newton
Gordon retired from the “active” ministry several years ago having served for 40 years in 7 different circuits, two in the Midlands, two in the North of England, two in the South and one in London.
At Methodist Central Hall, Westminster he serves on a part-time basis and is here every Wednesday and once a month on a Sunday. His main focus is overseeing arrangements for the weekly Lunchtime Service which aims to attract local workers. He is the member of the ministerial team who regularly attends “Wednesday at Westminster” and also organises a series of “God at Work” forums each year, encouraging people to consider different ways in which our Christian faith relates to the daily work scene. Gordon also does some pastoral work and is a member of the team which scrutinises the Tithe applications received each year.
Two years ago he was asked to undertake a part-time appointment in the Dover & Deal circuit at a time of staff shortage. This has proved to be an interesting time of taking pastoral responsibility for a church going through a time of transition with a building scheme that has opened up new possibilities for mission to the local community.
Gordon is married to Elaine. They enjoy time with their 4 children and 10 grandchildren. For recreation he enjoys playing piano and organ.