The Trinity Circuit Leadership Team are responsible for pastoral care of the churches and overseeing the work of the area of the Circuit between the Trent and the M1


Rev’d Julie Coates – Superintendent Minister

(The Grove and Hallcroft Methodist Churches in Retford, The Church in the Levertons & The Church in Wheatley and The Crossing in Worksop) 

After serving in the Burton upon Trent Circuit and then the Ashton under Lyne Circuit, Julie moved to take up the position of Superintendent Minister in the Trinity Circuit in 2019. She enjoys reading, watching quiz shows and walking the dog.

Phone: 01777 702573


Rev’d Angela Pothecary – Methodist Presbyter

(South Anston, North Anston, Dinnington, Woodsetts and Carlton in Lindrick Methodist Churches) 

Angela joined the Circuit team in 2020 after serving in the Barking, Dagenham & Ilford Circuit. She enjoys knitting and dressmaking and used to be the manager of a homeless hostel, working with young people aged 16 – 21.

Phone: 01909 567371



Deacon Emily Hoe-Crook – Methodist Deacon

(The Crossing Church, Worksop) 

Emily  works mostly with The Crossing and specialises in children’s and family ministry. She’s married to Lisa, and her ministry often includes Harry Potter and cake! 

Phone: 01909 579022


Rev’d Mark Cantrill – Anglican Priest

(The Church in the Levertons & The Church in Wheatley)

Rev Mark Cantrill - Grove St Methodist ChurchMark is the Anglican vicar of the Clays group which includes the Church in Wheatley and the Church in the Levertons which are Local Ecumenical Partnerships.

Phone: 01777 711530


Lay Workers

Di Welchman – Circuit Administrator

Diane Welchman - Trinity Circuit AdministratorDi is one of two of circuit administrators and is based at Grove St Methodist Church in Retford. She has worked for the Methodist church for many years and has been an active member at The Grove for the past 30. She is married with a grown up daughter and she enjoys various crafts and cooking.

Phone: 01777 702786


David Burton – Circuit Administrator

Dave is the second circuit administrator with particular responsibility for finance and is based at The Crossing in Worksop. Dave lives and worships in the Sheffield Methodist Circuit.

Phone: 01909 496109

Richard Dearden – Circuit Operations Manager

After a career in Banking and Business Development Richard joined the team in 2020 and is working across the Circuit helping and supporting Churches with a range of operational issues. Richard is married with two daughters and enjoys family time, gardening, walking and sport. 

Phone: 07922 083990