Forthcoming services

Sun 28 May

10:30 am
Local Arrangement

6:30 pm
Rev Tom Read

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Our Minister

Tom has been in the Doncaster Methodist Circuit since September 1993 and lived in Cantley where he served as the minister until the September 2012 when he became minister at Priory. From September 2013, Tom will be minister of Carr House Wesley alongside Priory and also Superintendent of the Doncaster Circuit. Tom also currently serves as the Synod Secretary for the Sheffield Methodist District.

Tom comes originally from Dudley in the West Midlands. He is married and he has three grown up children. Tom candidated for the ministry when he was 20 years old and began training at Wesley College Bristol when he was 21 taking over a very lively church near to Chester when he was 25. Besides being near to Chester and serving in Doncaster, Tom also served for five years in Stoke on Trent in the Biddulph and Mow Cop Circuit.

Besides being a Circuit minister and Synod Secretary, Tom has also had other roles along the way.  He served as District Education and Youth Secretary for some years and was District Candidates Secretary for many years.  Besides this Tom served as a part time Free Church Chaplain at HMP and YOI Doncaster for 18 years.

Tom loves communicating and really enjoys preaching which he regards as the focal point of his ministry.  He gets very excited by discovering new truths and insights from the Bible and loves to share with his flock what he has discovered during the week.

The other things that people know about Tom is that he loves reading and has a passion for the novels of Charles Dickens especially having read all of them and currently working his way through them again. He loves Premiership football in general and Manchester United in particular. He loves everything technological and loves gadgetry  - especially his smart phone and his tablet.

Tom was called to the Methodist ministry by God when he was only 14 years old and was evangelically converted at a Don Summers Crusade at Dudley Town Hall when he was 15. He preached his first sermon at the age of 17 and he would love to see Priory full every Sunday and known all around as a preaching centre for all.

You can contact Tom by clicking here.


If you're looking for information about Rev Stephen Clark, he's now joined the Leicester West circuit.

Daily Bible Study

  • Tuesday
    Acts 13:13-41

    “And on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.” (v.14b)