Staff and Leadership

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. 

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.

We hope this page helps you see the varied work that goes on at All Saints— and that it stimulates you to be involved!

James Clarke

James Clarke - Vicar

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 before becoming Chaplain to the Marjons College in Plymouth. 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.

Day off: Thursday
Stuart Silk 2

Stuart Silk - Associate Vicar

Stuart joined us as Associate Vicar in September 2013. He and his wife Kath have four children. Stuart completed his theological training at Oakhill College in London and previously worked as curate at St John's Southbourne Parish.

Day off: Thursday
Hugh Bourne

Hugh Bourne - Assistant Minister

Hugh joined us as Curate in 2015 from Oak Hill College in North London. Married to Ali, they have three children. Before training, Hugh spent four years working for Bishop Hannington Church, Hove.

Day off: Friday
Antonia Easley   

Antonia Easley - Pastoral

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. Antonia is married to Mathew and they have three children.

Antonia works on a part-time basis (15 hours per week). 
Stephen Norris

Stephen Norris - Church Manager

Steve is married to Lindsay, they have three grown up children and two grandchildren. They have been part of All Saints' congregation for many years. Prior to taking on this role he spent many years working in the insurance industry in the UK, USA and Bermuda.

Day off: Friday
Sarah Hagger

Sarah Hagger - 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 that arise every day. Sarah is married to Steve, a Reader, and they have two children. 

Day off: Wednesday
Chris Steynor

Chris Steynor - Associate Minister for Music

Chris oversees our music ministry at All Saints. For eleven years Chris served on the staff of Southover Church in Lewes where he led the Lewes Sings Gospel Choir, who won the BBC Gospel Choir of the Year award in 2014. Chris is married to Ali, they have two young sons.

Day off: Tuesday

Janine Bending - Children's Pastor

Janine joined the team in Summer 2020 to oversee our ministry to children and families. She's married to Nick and they have 3 children.

Day off: Saturday
Jonny Payne

Jonny Payne - Youth Pastor

Jonny joined us as our youth pastor in September 2017. He trained as a youth worker with Kent County Council and later studied at Oak Hill College in North London. Jonny's main responsibilities are coordinating the pastoral and spiritual care of the churches 11-18 year olds, leading the team of volunteers that help with the church's various youth groups. Jonny is married to Carmen, together they have a daughter.

Day off: Tuesday
Carrie Britton

Carrie Britton - Pastoral (Seniors)

Carrie is married to Nigel and they have two daughters. Carrie has had a career in the NHS as an Occupational Therapist and in the community and voluntary sector. She completed her doctorate in 2002, and joined All Saints Church in 2015. Carrie has a passion for working among seniors, but also enjoys spending time painting and gardening.

Carrie works on a part-time basis (15 hours per week). 

Peter Candy - Premises and Estate officer

Maria Emmerton

Maria Emmerton - Church Accountant

Maria first joined our Congregation in 2009. She is married to Peter, and they have two teenage boys. Maria is responsible for our bookkeeping and preparing our Church Accounts including payroll.

Mandy Fisk

Mandy Fisk - Tiger Cleaner

Although Mandy is officially employed as our Tiger cleaner she does an awful lot besides! She maintains the Tiger, 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.

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