Keith Beckingham has been Superintendent of the Brownhills & Willenhall Circuit since 2014. His move to the West Midlands followed appointments in the Christchurch & Lymington Circuit from 2003 to 2012, (where he was Superintendent), and, following circuit amalgamation, the Christchurch & Wimborne Circuit. He previously served for 16 years in the Swinton and Chorley Circuits.
Before transferring to the Methodist Church Keith was a Salvation Army officer, subsequently studying for two years at Hartley Victoria College Manchester. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in Applied Theology from Westminster College Oxford. Keith's wife, Hilary, (who is a local preacher), was also a Salvation Army officer and they have a grown up family living in Hampshire and South Yorkshire.
Keith has experience of chaplaincy in a variety of settings and is particularly interested in developing links between mission and pastoral counselling as well as the use of music as a tool for mission.
Looking forward to his appointment as Superintendent Keith said "Hilary and I are delighted that the next chapter of our lives will be shared with the Wey Valley Circuit and we pray that together we will discover more of the grace of God as we pursue the path of Christian discipleship ."