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We now have a new minister, Rev Jane Willcock and her profile will soon be here.  In the meantime please remember Rev Charlie Gibbs as he begins retirement 

Charlie was born in South London, very close to Fulham Football Ground. His father was a train driver and his mother worked at the Sunlight laundry.  Charlie has fond memories of childhood days in working class South London and the Methodist Sunday School where his grandfather would keep the stove well lit with coke from the local gas works.

Rev Charles Gibbs






Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of God.

Hebrews 12:2

 On leaving school at the age of 15, Charlie followed his father's footsteps and went to work on the railways.  Later Charlie was to start and run a business dealing in timber, and later this business expanded to deal with Aga cookers and all that went with them.

It was in 1985 that Charlie candidated for the Methodist Ministry.  He trained at the Queen's College in Birmingham and is proud to have been presented with a diploma in theology.

Charlie has served in the Attleborough, Wynondham and Watton Circuit in Norfolk, the Wisbech Circuit and the Fenland Circuit in Cambridgeshire, and as the Superintendent Minister of the Thetford, Diss and Mildenhall Circuit in Norfolk.  Charlie has also served as an NHS Trust hospital chaplain and a chaplain for MHA (Methodist Homes for the Aged).

Charlie would tell you that he would want nothing more or nothing less than to serve as a Methodist minister, each day he thanks God for his calling, and he says he will never retire!!

Charlie is married to Mary, they live in the manse on St. Mary's, their door is always open, and it will always be a place of welcome and a place where a listening ear may be found.

Charlie trusts that by the grace of God he will uphold the rich blessings of The Methodist Church on the Isles of Scilly, and in so doing enable our church to be a channel of God's love to us in Jesus.

The Rev Charlie Gibbs,
The Manse,
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0JT
(Tel. 01720.422406)

Rev Charlie Gibbs relaxing after the Palm Sunday service on St. Martin's
(picture by David Pender, click on picture to see larger version)

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December 30th., 2016