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 2 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
Director of Music
Jonathan, who has been our Director of Music since September 2005, came to us from the London School of Theology where he studied Theology, Music & Worship. Prior to that he was the Resident Musician at Iona Abbey. Jonathan has responsibility for overseeing our musical resources. Around 60 people are involved every month in worship music, and his work involves coordinating and rehearsing groups to lead at three of the services each Sunday as well as special music for Christian Festivals. Jonathan is also the church’s principal organist.
He also has a key role in assisting the clergy team in the planning and preparation worship.
He is also on the co-ordinating team of Tiger Arts.
Day off: Tuesday
Assistant Pastoral Care Co-ordinator
Antonia provides practical, emotional and spiritual support to those undergoing tough times.
She is developing a ministry in one-to-one support, particularly in younger women of the church and those linked to it through daytime activities.
She also runs a support group for single mums.
Antonia works on a part time basis (4 hours a week).
Antonia is married to Matthew and they have three children: Thomas, Hannah & Eleanor
Jez is responsible for leading the church’s youth ministries
through the Encrypt, Pathfinders and PODs (bible study) groups.
His key roles are to lead and organise the groups, to pray for the young people, to teach and model the gospel to them and to encourage them in their walk with God through one-to-one mentoring.
Jez has special responsibility for encouraging Summer camps for Pathfinders and Encrypt (Venture camps), leading our teenage Confirmation course and is part of the organising team for CornerStone.
Jez has a special role in supporting the Christian Union at Oathall School in Haywards Heath.
Day off: Tuesday
Siân comes with excellent administrative experience and relevant skills. She has an honours degree in Business and Management and has worked in key administrative roles in Spring Harvest and latterly with an international Management Recruitment Agency.
This is a very important ministry within All Saints as we move into several years of disruption with our buildings.
Church Secretary & Vicar's PA
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
Penny has been an active member of All Saints for a number of years along with her husband David and children Sarah and Ruth. Penny trained as a Nurse and has experience of working with children both in schools as a TA and as a Nursery worker. She has been the leader of Scramblers here at All Saints since 2005. As Crèche Co-ordinator she is responsible for the running of the Monday and Thursday crèche as part of Daytime Tiger.
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 South Coast 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 seven apprentices (now called Ministry Trainees) to date.
Emma Nibloe (21)
Emma Is back in her home village of Lindfield after completing a degree in Music from Royal Holloway, London. Emma was brought up in a Christian family and attended a Christianity Explored Course when she was 14 deciding then to make a firm commitment. Emma has been involved in many aspects of children's work in churches, including Sunday school and holiday clubs. Emma also served for 5 years on the 5-7s team at New Wine and is about to be a leader for the second year on a CYFA venture camp.
Catherine Goodsell (21)
Catherine currently works at St. Jude’s Church, Southsea as an Intern working with children and young people. From the age of 11 Catherine’s relationship with God became an independent choice, relying on God’s plan and provision in everything. In her current role she leads sessions with all groups from 0-18s on Sundays as well as groups during the week, including primary school assemblies and youth groups.