This page is designed to introduce the various members of the Staff team at All Saints and to describe the broad areas of responsibility each has.
This is not to imply that the mission and ministry of All Saints is not the responsibility of all church members, but only that some paid posts are necessary to help organize and enable the church to fulfil its potential in reaching out to our community.
We are immensely blessed at All Saints by the dedicated and unstinting service of so many volunteers without whom the ministry could not function. Their LEADERSHIP service is greatly appreciated and valued. But we are always in need of more people to serve—in youth work, in ministry to the elderly, in outreach in schools, in maintenance and repair, in running the nuts and bolts of the many different aspects of church life. One of the main functions of the paid staff is to help build up the saints for the works of ministry.
I hope this page helps you see the varied work that goes on at All Saints— and that it stimulates you to be involved!
James has been vicar of Lindfield since September 1996. He is married to Chris, who is a police officer, and they have two grown-up children.
James was ordained in 1984 in the Church in Wales and served in the diocese of St David's for seven years, before becoming Chaplain to the College of St Mark & St John in Plymouth, Devon.
James has overall responsibility for “the cure of souls” - guiding the whole mission and ministry of All Saints within the parish of Lindfield and beyond. He works closely with the Churchwardens and PCC in ensuring that the church remains faithful to the Lord’s command to make disciples.
James has a particular responsibility for leading the church through preaching and teaching the Bible.
Day off: Thursday
Stuart joined us as Associate Vicar in September 2013. He and his wife Kath have four children, Jude, Peter, Daniel and Matthew.
Stuart completed his theological training at Oakhill College in London and previously worked as curate at St John's Southbourne Parish.
Stuart's role will be to share in the ministry of leadership and to assist us as we implement our Reach-Build-Send-Mission Action Plan.
Day off: Thursday
Hugh has been living and training at Oak Hill College in North London for the past 3 years. Hugh, originally from Bedford, went to study at Sussex University, meeting his wife Ali in Hove. Before training, Hugh spent four years working for Bishop Hannington Church, Hove. Hugh is excited to be joining the ministry team at All Saints and the whole family are looking forward to life in Lindfield.
Day off: Friday
Antonia supports the ministry of the clergy by providing practical, emotional and spiritual support particularly to the younger women in the church.
Much of her work involves one-to-one support and nurture, but she also leads women's ministry activities including a large day time Connect Group, Coffee Plus, a support group for single mums and a parent carers support group.
Antonia works on a part time basis (8 hours a week).
Antonia is married to Mathew and they have three teenagers; Thomas, Hannah & Eleanor.
I am married to Lindsay and we have three grown up children and two grandchildren. We have been part of All Saints' congregation for many years and I have previously been Treasurer, a member of the PCC and a member of the the Mission Development Group. I have a particular passion for Caminul Felix.
Prior to taking on this role I have spent many years working in the insurance industry in the UK, USA and Bermuda. Most recently I have been working for Canary Wharf Group which owns, develops and manages the iconic financial centre in London.
Day off: Friday
Assistant Church Manager
Sarah is secretary to the church and PA to James, our vicar. She organises the church and Tiger diaries, manages arrangements for baptisms, weddings and funerals and deals with the many and various enquiries, bookings, problems etc that arise every day.
Sarah is married to Steve, a Reader, and they have two children, Rachel and William Sarah role is part-time (17 hours a week) and involves a considerable degree of multi-tasking!
Day off: Wedensday
Pastor for Cornerstone Ministries
Chris grew up in Guildford and moved down to Lewes after completing a Music and Maths degree at Durham University. He has served on the staff of Southover Church in Lewes for the last eleven years in various capacities, which include youth and children’s ministry, preaching, design and contemporary music. He was leader and pianist of the Lewes Sings Gospel Choir, who won the BBC Gospel Choir of the Year award in 2014. In his spare time Chris enjoys playing golf (badly), playing jazz and card games.
Chris is married to Ali, who is a piano and violin teacher, as well as an experienced youth worker and worship leader. They have a young son called Samuel.
Day off: Tuesday
Children's and Families Pastor
Penny is married to David and has 2 grown up daughters, Sarah & Ruth.
Penny trained as a nurse at the Royal Free Hospital in London, and after starting a family returned to work in various roles including a nursery school supervisor, teaching assistant in a reception class and the daytime crèche co-ordinator at All Saints.
As Children and Families Pastor, Penny has responsibility for all Daytime Tiger midweek groups and overseeing our Good News Club groups (Sunday School). Penny is working with other members of staff in supporting families in the spiritual nurture of their children. She is also responsible for supporting the work of our teams in the primary schools.
Although Mandy is officially employed as our Tiger cleaner she does an awful lot besides! She maintains the Tiger, the church family home, tidying and cleaning everywhere, putting things back in their right place, undertaking minor maintenance and generally ensuring that the place is fit for the next users of the building.
She also co-ordinates the cleaning teams for the church building - she is always looking for additional volunteers to give an hour a month to this important work of maintaining the church in good order.
If you can help, have a word with her!
Ministry Training & Experience
Each year, All Saints offers an apprenticeship year (or two) for young people who are exploring the possibility of future gospel ministry. The scheme consists of some serious study (through the Sussex Ministry Training Course), some basic experience of different aspects of ministry and some practical work in office administration or other support opportunities. All Saints has had nine apprentices (now called Ministry Trainees) to date.
Tim Osborn (19)
Tim has just finished his A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Music Performing (BTEC). Tim spends most Sundays helping out at Explorers in the morning and either reading, welcoming or playing in the band in the evening. Recently he spent a week in Romania helping build a foundation for Caminul Felix and also a week at Venture, a teenagers' Bible camp, building and strengthening his faith and fellowship with other Christians. Tim is looking forward to expanding the areas of ministry he can make an impact in and learning about how God works in every aspect of the church.