The Reverend Neil Riches M.A.
Neil Riches trained for the ministry in Oxford and Cardiff. His first pastorate was in Newport, South Wales. After a number of years in school chaplaincy in Blackburn, he served as the minister of Christ Church URC in South Manchester for eight years, before moving to Carrs Lane in March 2006.
He is interested in the current debate on 'fresh expressions' of church and has been exploring some of the implications of this thinking with folk at Carrs Lane. He is also a keen ecumenist and believes that the future of Carrs Lane must be considered against the broader backdrop of the whole Christian community in the centre of Birmingham. He has also led the approach to the Methodist Central Mission which resulted in our coming together in November 2011 as The Church at Carrs Lane.
In January 2011 Neil also became part-time minister of Hall Green URC, although his main responsibilities continue to be at Carrs Lane.
Read Neil's blog.
Neil Johnson is one of three Superintendent Ministers of the Birmingham Methodist Circuit, also responsible for the Methodist Central Mission, as well as sharing in the ministry at The Church at Carrs Lane.