Revd Peter Edwards



Peter was born and brought up in Chesterfield in N.E. Derbyshire. On leaving school he read French with Spanish at London University (Queen Mary) before spending over eight years in education, firstly as a teacher of modern languages and then as an assistant secretary for an examinations board in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Peter trained for the Methodist ministry at Wesley House, Cambridge, where he read for a degree in Theology and Biblical Studies.

Since 1984 Peter has served in five Methodist circuits before retiring from full-time ministry in 2015.He continues his part-time role at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster heading up healing ministry, a post which he took up in 2012.

Peter came into healing ministry with his wife Rita in 2000 after God gave Rita a vision for them to have a shared ministry in healing. This led not only to establishing healing ministry in local churches but also to heading up The Healing Touch at Easter People Scarborough over a period of six years. In 2011 Peter had a book published entitled “The Healing Touch of God”, which argues the case for every church having a healing ministry and demonstrating through testimonies the power of God’s healing grace.

Based in Sheffield, Peter and Rita have for many years led healing ministry workshops, training days and Quiet Days in many churches and circuits across the North of England. One aspect of Peter’s role at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster is to help churches to explore and develop healing ministry, something which Peter is still available to undertake on invitation from churches and circuits. Another feature of developing healing ministry is the online course “Healing Ministry Explored” (click here) which Peter has produced along with others and which will shortly be downloadable from the website.



MCHW is a welcoming family community! My son loves the youth program. My wife enjoys worshiping in the choir. Teaching is encouraging, challenging and profound. There is a growing men's fellowship, and it is great to catch up with friends and visitors over coffee after the service.

Marko JoensuuChurch Member

I was once spiritually somewhat exhausted but MCHW helped to reinvigorate my spiritual well being. I became church Steward in 2011 and two years later was invited to become Circuit Steward. What makes me proud to be part of MCHW is the great service and the love that resonate from the congregation.

Joseph AdjeiChurch Member

Methodist Central Hall is not just a beautiful building, it’s home. At The Sanctuary, our young adult fellowship, I’ve found a place of welcome, friendship, creativity and spiritual depth.

I love Sunday morning Holy Communion services; seeing our truly diverse church family come together in worship, with Christ at the centre."

Lisa BarrettSanctuary Leader