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. 

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 Clarke   Stuart Silk 2
James Clarke - Vicar   Stuart Silk - Associate 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 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 Bourne   Antonia Easley
Hugh Bourne - Curate   Antonia Easley - Pastoral Assistant
Hugh joined us as Curate in 2015 from Oak Hill College in North London. Married to Ali, they have three children; Harry, Isaac and George. Before training, Hugh spent four years working for Bishop Hannington Church, Hove. Hugh works alongside James and Stuart to support the work of mission and discipleship within the parish.
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.
Stephen Norris   Sarah Hagger
Stephen Norris - Church Manager   Sarah Hagger - Church Secretary
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
  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: Wednesday
Chris Steynor   Penny Hollebon
Chris Steynor - Associate Minister for Music   Penny Hollebon - Children's and Families Pastor
Chris oversees our music ministry at All Saints and assists the church leadership team in various other roles.  He  grew up in Guildford and moved down to Lewes after completing a Music and Maths degree at Durham University. For eleven years Chris served on the staff of Southover Church in Lewes in various capacities including 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.
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
  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.
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 has spent time working as a detached youth worker as well as in youth centers. Between 2013-2016, Jonny attended Oak Hill College in north London where he received his theological training. 
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, and planning various events and programmes for the church's youth groups.
Jonny is engaged to Carmen who is currently based in the US. 
Maria Emmerton   Mandy Fisk
Maria Emmerton - Church Accountant   Mandy Fisk - Tiger Cleaner
Maria first joined our Congregation in 2009. She is married to Peter, and they have two teenage boys at secondary school. Maria is a member of The Association of Accounting Technician, and is responsible for our bookkeeping and preparing our Church Accounts including payroll. She reports to the Vicar and to the Treasurer. She regularly helps with the Tiger Creche.

  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! 

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