Our New Vicar
We are delighted to announce that the Rev Dr Stephen Nichols (Steve) has been appointed as our new Vicar from September 2021. Steve is married to Katy and they have four children – John (11), Simeon (9), Charlotte (6) and Toby (6).
Steve is currently one of the Associate Rectors at All Souls, Langham Place in London. He has just overseen the interregnum there (like us through the pandemic) which has obviously involved a wide range of leadership, strategic and pastoral responsibilities.
As the appointment process developed we became increasingly excited to hear of all the work the Lord had done through his varied ministry, and by the end of the selection process we are fully confident that Steve is the servant-hearted Vicar that God has called to join us in Lindfield. He has a deep love of the Lord, a passion for people and a sincere desire to see the Gospel grow in Lindfield and beyond. We are confident that He will look to Jesus as he seeks to honour the past here at All Saints, grow relationships with the staff team and PCC and seek to work out God’s purpose for our church here in the years ahead.
Steve’s licensing service will take place on Thursday 2 September at 7.30pm – further details will follow once we know more on numbers/Covid regulations.
Please do be praying for Steve and Katy in the following ways:
For finishing well at All Souls and saying goodbyes
For some time for proper rest between jobs
For the house move and all the practical arrangements that come with that
For the Children and especially the provision of school places
That they would be assured of God going ahead and making His plans for them
We do want to thank you all as a church family for your love, support and prayers over the past few months. There are many people to thank – PCC, our wonderful staff team, our Patron and Diocese. As Wardens we want to especially thank Stuart and Hugh for their wisdom, friendship and dedicated service and faithful commitment to upholding all the gospel work that goes on in our church during the most challenging year ever!
With love in Him
Katie and Laurence
Sunday 13th June 2021
A short message from Steve