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  • All Sing Choir

    May 20, 2022  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Join the All Sing Choir!

    We meet from 10-11:30am, followed by tea and coffee,at Hunston Village Hall. £5 a session, the 1st week is free. New members welcome.

    For more information contact Lynn Mears on 07796402169.


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  • Benefice Away Day

    May 21, 2022  9:45 am - 3:00 pm
    St John's Church, Southbourne, Emsworth PO10 8GZ, UK

    Last date to enroll is 17 April!

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  • Rogation Service (joint) starting at St Leodegar's with said Holy Communion

    May 22, 2022  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    St Stephen's Church Chichester PO20 1JJ

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  • Cornerstone: Film Matinee : Shirley Valentine

    May 23, 2022  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    St Stephen's Room, St Stephen's Church, North Mundham

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  • Said Communion Service

    May 25, 2022  10:00 am - 10:30 am
    St Stephen's Church Chichester PO20 1JJ

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  • Cornerstone Café

    May 25, 2022  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    All welcome to join us for a cup of tea or coffee and toast!

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  • Light House

    May 25, 2022  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    The Annexe, North Mundham Village Hall, Chichester PO20 1LA, UK

    For school years 4-6. £1 subs

    Contact Alistair Ghinn for more details.

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  • Solid Rock

    May 25, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Annexe, North Mundham Village Hall, Chichester PO20 1LA, UK

    For school years 7-11. £1 subs

    Contact Alistair Ghinn for more details.

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  • Café Connect

    May 26, 2022  8:30 am - 11:30 am

    8.30 - 11.30 at the SMALLPAVILION  Every welcome.

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  • Little Sunbeams

    May 26, 2022  9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Ages 0-4 Meets Thursdays 9:30-11:30am (exception - 3rd Thursday of the month 9:00-11:00am) North Mundham Village Hall. Contact Liz Malan

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  • Deanery Prayer Zoom Meeting

    May 26, 2022  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    The Deanery wishes that our churches pray together more. For this purpose, there will be a 'zoom at noon' meeting every last Thursday of the month, where churches in the deanery will pray together and support each other.

    If you want to be part of this initiative, please contact Rev May.

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  • Ascension Day

    May 26, 2022  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    St Stephen's Church, Chichester PO20 1JJ, UK

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Revd. May Barker

I am the vicar for St Stephen’s and St Leodegar’s churches. I am married to Nigel and have a son Joe. We share our home with three dogs and a corn snake. Before training to be a vicar I worked in schools as a Learning Support Assistant and in a hospital as a Healthcare Assistant. I enjoy walking, gardening and being creative.

Revd. Stephen Everard

Since being ordained in 2016, it has been my pleasure to serve God and the communities of St Stephen’s and St Leodegar’s as a self-supporting minister. My wife Jane, a teacher and counsellor, and I live in Southbourne and our daughter, Naomi, is reading Childhood Studies at Bristol University. A palliative care social worker for much of my life, I also enjoy walking, cycling and gardening.

Katrina Walker

Katrina (Kat) joined the team in April 2017 during her Reader training and was licenced in September 2017. She has recently retired after working in the NHS for over 30 years, initially as an Occupational Therapist working in mental health and then for the last ten years as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in primary care. She is looking forward to having more time to serve in the church as well as follow her leisure activities of gardening, walking and appreciating local countryside, coast and wildlife.

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 to 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 Malan

Victor was the last but one incumbent and returned to the Benefice following his retirement some years ago and occasionally takes services.

Lynn Mears

Lynn is a retired teacher and moved into North Mundham in 2015. She became a member of the PCC the following year and plays an active part in the church life. She became a churchwarden at St Stephen’s Church in March 2018.

Robert Leeder

Robert 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, he joined the PCC in 2013 and has been a churchwarden at St Stephen’s Church since 2017.

Joan Duberley

Joan is a churchwarden at St Leodegar’s Church and has been a member of the church family for over 50 years, singing in the choir for more than 40 years. She is a long standing member of the PCC and also currently Deanery Lay Representative for St Leodegar’s.

Peter Sanders

Peter Sanders moved to Chichester in 2013, recently retired as a charities and cathedral Chief Officer and has been a member of the PCC for the last few years.

Gillian Sanders

Gillian was a private piano teacher, and currently works for Portsmouth Diocese as an administrator.
She has been Joint PCC Secretary since 2016.

Fran Maddison

Fran Maddison is the Director of Music and Choir Master. She joined the team as our organist in 2019.

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The Rectory
Church Lane
West Sussex
PO20 1AJ


St Stephen's Church: 07796 402169
St Leodegar's Church: 01243 787801

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