Our Ministers at Rose Hill
We’re blessed to have two ministers at Rose Hill: Rev. Dr. Stephen Maunder, who’s responsible for Kennington, Lime Walk and Rose Hill; and our retired (or “supernumerary”) minister, Rev. Jean King. In July, Stephen will be ‘stepping down’ from ministry (the Methodist term for retirement in some ways), and the Oxford Methodist Circuit Superintendent, Rev. Peter Powers will become our minister, with responsibility for Wesley Mem, Kennington and Blackbird Leys as well.
Jean has a long history with Rose Hill, and has many fascinating stories to tell about our recent history. She’s also very active in ministry in and around Rose Hill – hosting quiet days, preaching across the circuit, helping lead All Sorts, and does a lot of pastoral work. She’s also been known to abseil to raise money for charity!
Before coming to us, Stephen had a long history of ministry in London, most recently, as Circuit Superintendent of Blackheath and Crystal Palace Circuit. His thesis (published in 2014) was on leadership and oversight in British Methodism.
Stephen’s great-great-grandfather, Rev. George Maunder, was also a minister in the Oxford Circuit in the 19th Century. Stephen helped write this piece on George.
Before coming to Oxford, Peter ministered in the South Warwickshire circuit. His former churches remembered his time with this video.