Rev Paul Collings

Paul_CollingsPaul, is a self-supporting Methodist Minister who exercises a bi-vocational ministry. Ordained in 2004, Paul has had a dual ministry with Circuit responsibility for St Nicholas Methodist Church in Topsham and until August 2015, as Principal of Oakwood Court College in Dawlish for young people with learning disabilities. Having now retired after 34 years ministry within the Special Education Field, Paul continues with his circuit responsibility and has take-up a voluntary ministry role as one of the three lead chaplains for the Exeter City Centre Chaplaincy, serving the retail sector.

Keen on enabling the ministry of the whole church, Paul is the co-ordinator of the Circuit’s Mission and Ministry (Strategy) Team, helping all to focus on the Priorities of the Methodist Church through the Our Calling initiative. With an ecumenical heart, Paul is keen to build partnerships with Christians from across the traditions and help create a faith community that is truly incarnational and reflects the love of Christ who is at work in our world.