Revd. Stephen Everard: Stephen joined the team in 2016. Here is how he summarises his role in the team:
I have been Assistant Curate in the Benefice since my ordination in June 2016. Aged 65, I am a self-supporting minister (SSM) who also works nearly full time as a social worker and team manager in St Barnabas Hospice, Worthing. I am married to Jane, a special needs coordinator in a Primary School who is also training to be a counsellor. We have a daughter, Naomi, who is about to start a Childhood Studies course at Bristol University.
My role within the church during my curacy has mostly been on Sundays, leading services and preaching, although I have led a small group looking at “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” and also been involved in the “Hope in Action” outreach project to the local community.
My wife and I are currently seeking God’s will for our futures, but have committed ourselves to remain in the Benefice for a year of the Interregnum.”
Katrina Walker: Katrina joined the team in April 2017 during her Reader training and was Licensed in September 2017. Here is how she summarises her role in the team:
- Lead and preach – with a particular responsibility for the reflective service at St Stephen’s and Morning Praise at Hunston
- Devise rota for servers, intercessors, and readers
- Act as server, intercessor or reader
- Lead the monthly prayer meeting at St Stephen’s
- Pastoral visiting including Home Communion
- Organiser for Pastoral Visiting Team (though most visiting takes place informally and the concept of a team has been slow to happen)
- Write the monthly Prayer Diary for CONNECT – our monthly magazine for the Benefice
- Resource material and lead Advent and Lent study groups
- I have recently completed the training to enable me to conduct funerals.
Alistair Ghinn: Alistair started working as a self-employed ‘Youth Mission Worker’ in 2015, offering service and support to churches in a 10 mile radius from his home in Selsey. His hopes for his work with our parishes are:
- To help young people grow in their inner confidence of who they are and encourage them discover their life’s purpose
- To create a safe environment 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 service all ages of our churches through teaching and application of God’s word and through regular prayer.
Victor was the last but one incumbent and returned to the Benefice following his retirement some years ago and occasionally takes services.
St Stephen’s: The Churchwardens are:
Lynn Mears is a retired teacher andmoved into North Mundham 6 years ago. She has been a member of the PCC for 5 years and plays an active part in the church life. She became churchwarden in March 2018.
Robert Leeder has lived in the parish all his life and is a Horticultural Engineer working for a local Glasshouse lettuce and basil producer. He has been a member of the church family since childhood, been on the PCC for 8 or so years and been churchwarden for the last 4 and a bit years.
St Leodegar’s: The Churchwardens are:
Joan Duberley who has been a member of the church family for 48 years and is a long standing member of the PCC and also currently Deanery Lay Representative for St Leodegar’s.
Peter Sanders moved to Chichester 6 years ago, recently retired as a charities and cathedral Chief Officer and has been a member of the PCC for the last few years.
Joint PCC Secretary:
Gillian Sanders was a private piano teacher, and currently works for Portsmouth Diocese as an administrator.
She has been Joint PCC Secretary for the last 3 years.
Fran Jones has recently joined the team as our organist.