Our Clergy

Revd James Russell

I have been Vicar in North Mundham and Hunston since 2007.  Before that I was Curate-in-charge of the ‘Ascension, Westdene’ in Brighton.  I am in my forties, married to Annabel.  We have three teenage children; Sam, Chloe and Joe.  My passion is that people in our community might come to know the love and joy of Jesus in their lives.

In terms of hobbies and interests. I enjoy sport, support West Ham United, listen to Bob Dylan, read P.G. Wodehouse and generally enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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Angela Matthews

Angela Matthews was born in Coventry where she lived throughout the war, miraculously surviving the intensive bombing. She read Theology at University, became a Lay Preacher and taught Religious Studies and History in Secondary Schools in Kent and West Sussex. She now helps with the ministry at St Stephens and runs a weekly house group.

She has several hobbies including photography, sewing, gardening and flower arranging. She is currently President of North Mundham Flower Club having been in the Chair for seven years.

Angela is married to Brian who grew up in Runcton and was christened at St Stephens. They lived in the USA and Canary Islands before returning to West Sussex and have a son and a daughter as well as two grandchildren.

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Alistair Ghinn

On the 1st September 2015 I started working as a self-employed ‘Local Mission Worker’ offering to serve and support churches in a 10 mile radius from my home in Selsey.
I became a Christian when I was 14 years old. As a young adult to the present day I have been involved with Christian Youth Work, though for most of my adult life wages came from being a self-employed carpenter / builder.
During 2007 -2013 I was employed as a full time Youth Worker ‘for the Benefice of West Wittering with Birdham and Itchenor.
I have been married to Jackie for nearly 30 years and we moved to Selsey in 1989. We have two children, Nathan and Amy, who are now 25 and 22.
My main hobby is sailing. I also love making or repairing things, especially boats!
I’m delighted that James, with the PCC and Parishioners reached the decision to buy some of my hours to serve and support St Leodegars and St Stephens.
My hopes for my time with you…
… to help young people grow in their inner confidence of who they are and encourage them discover their life’s purpose
… to create safe environments for young people to have fun as well as learn some good life skills
… to support parents and carers in the massive responsibility of preparing young people for adulthood
… to support and serve all ages of our churches through teaching and application of God’s Word and through regular prayer.