I was born and brought up in Nottingham and studied Chemistry at Oxford and Southampton before candidating for the Methodist ministry and training in Manchester. The Church first sent me to York in 1984, where I began my ministry at Heworth and Stamford Bridge, since when I served as Chaplain to Birmingham University and as Superintendent Minister in Sheffield until 2001.
For the past 16 years I have worked for Methodist Homes (MHA) as Senior Chaplain and Director of Chaplaincy & Spirituality during which time I have developed a particular interest in end of life issues as well as a general understanding of the spiritual aspects of ageing. Away from work, I still enjoy singing, cricket and the radio, as well as travelling and exploring the Lake District.
I am very much looking forward to returning to Circuit ministry and Helen and I are delighted that the Church has decided to send us back to York where we look forward to making new friends as well as renewing old friendships, and to discovering how we can share in the things God is doing in our communities.
Rev Keith Albans has pastoral charge of: