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Dr Jane Leach

Dr Jane Leach

Principal, Wesley House

Office Phone: 01223 765830 (Wesley House)


Jane has been Principal of Wesley House since September 2011. She has experience as a circuit minister (1996-2001) and as Director of Pastoral Studies at Wesley House (2001-11). She lectures in pastoral theology is responsible for the leavers’ course at Wesley House which prepares people for the specific roles of Methodist presbyter and deacon.

Jane is interested in the teaching of the practice of ministry – how classroom, practice-based learning and reflection might produce deep learning. She has published a number of articles on the subject of theological reflection.

Jane is particularly interested in the practice of pastoral supervision and how the churches might develop a culture of support and accountability for their leaders. She is an accredited supervisor and educator with the Association of Pastoral Supervisors & Educators and practices individual and group supervision. She co-authored, with Michael Paterson, Pastoral Supervision: A Handbook.

Jane is keen to encourage the learning of the whole church. She regularly contributes to a variety of prayer and reflection resources designed for daily use such as:

She was a key note speaker at The URC General Assembly in 2008, Holiness & Risk in 2009 (audio file: part 1 | part 2). She gave the Fernley-Hartley Lecture in 2012.

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