Revd. Tim Broughton
Tim and his wife Pam came to the Circuit in September 2018 and Tim became the Superintendent Minister in September 2023.
"I am loving my time in the Settle Circuit as a Minister in the Methodist Church. I came to ministry later in life, having spent over 30 years in the IT industry, most recently as IT Director for a large retail company in Accrington. I was born and brought up in Tyler's Green, a small village outside High Wycombe in Bucks. (I am still a follower of my local team, Wycombe Wanderers!). I became a Christian in my teens and began attending a church youth group at my local Anglican church. I moved 'north' in my early twenties, living in Preston for a number of years before moving to Gargrave, near Skipton, where I found myself, once again, running the youth group at the local Anglican church and where I jointly founded a charity, the Isaiah Trust, reaching out and supporting Street Children in Kisumu, Kenya.
Pam and I married in 2008 and I moved to Barrowford, in Lancashire, where I began attending the local Methodist church at Wheatley Lane in Fence, where Pam was a member. I soon found a home in the church and was encouraged to become a local preacher in the Burnley Circuit, which I really loved. I followed this by sensing a call to full time ordained ministry, and candidates for ministry in 2014. This was followed by training part time for ministry at the Queens Foundation in Birmingham, whilst also holding down my full time job in IT.
I was stationed in the Settle Circuit in 2018 and was ordained at Penrith Methodist Church in June 2021. I completed my BA Hons degree in Theology, Ministry and Mission, graduating at Durham University in the Summer of 2022, having completed my dissertation on Sabbath and Creation Care. Eco Church, creation care and climate change are a real passion and focus for my ministry in the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire Dales.
Pam retired from a busy IT Project Management role in 2021 and our son Harry, who graduated from Glasgow University at the same time as I completed my training, now lives and works near to Blackburn.
Pam and I love to walk and spend most of our free time amongst the beautiful scenery of the Dales. I am a keen birdwatcher, love to cook, and enjoy the theatre, art and photography, play a little golf when time allows and follow Wycombe Wanderers.