Martyn Filsak

Hi.  I’m Martyn.  Many of you will have known me for a while already as I have been a local preacher in this circuit since its formation, and prior to that in the Stour Valley and Stour Vale circuits.  Some of you will have encountered me at Circuit Stargazing or other astronomy-themed events that I have been involved in.  My membership is at the United Church, Lye, since 2006.

My work experience elsewhere has been varied, and has included working as an administrator and training provider in Local Authority settings, an adult education tutor for statistics, maths and astronomy courses, and a Methodist Lay Worker in South Wales.  Before my first lay worker post I studied for a year at Cliff College.

I would like to run a series of studies on God and Science, looking at evidence from science, history, archaeology and philosophy that backs up the story of our faith.  If this would be of interest in your church or home group, please contact me.

Thank-you to everyone who helped to organise the Stargazing at Kingswinford on 16 October, and to all who attended.  It was a good night with some clear skies to enable viewing of the Moon and the planets Jupiter and Saturn.

Current responsibilities:

  • Assist Rev Michael and Rev Alan with pastoral care and other work in the churches for which they have oversight, with a particular focus on Dudley Wood.
  • Assist Rev Josephine with pastoral care and other activities at Providence.
  • Help with particular initiatives on a church, community or circuit level, for example Alpha courses, Bible study (currently running online Thursday evenings).



  • Flexible 30 hours a week.
  • Day off : Monday