Rev Peter Rayson
Following the Rev Dr David Chapman's unexpected move to pastures new, this is my first year in Pastoral Charge of Haywards Heath Methodist Church, but it is my fifth year as a Presbyter in the Central Sussex United Area.
In my initial training, I studied theology at Wesley House in Cambridge for two years and prior to that I had a career in Electronic Engineering, for which I studied at the University of Birmingham.
During my time in the CSUA I have also completed a Masters’ degree in Pastoral Theology from Anglia Ruskin University which I enjoyed doing and hope I am now putting to good use
I am a South Londoner by birth but from childhood have lived in a number of places including Blackpool, Jersey, Derby and a small village in Northamptonshire not far from Towcester and Silverstone.
My wife Margaret works as a section head at Notcutts Garden Pride in Ditchling. We have one daughter, Robyn, who has recently graduated from Plumpton College and is currently living in Crawley.
As well as at Haywards Heath Methodist Church, I am also responsible for Burgess Hill and Hurstpierpoint Methodist Churches. I am also the Methodist Ecumenical Officer for the counties of East and West Sussex and enjoy working with my colleagues from other denominations. I am a member of the Methodist Sacramental Fellowship, the British and Irish Association of Pastoral Theologians, and the Science and Religion Forum.
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