Welcome and thank you for visiting St Stephen’s Church, North Mundham and St Leodegar’s Church, Hunston. The two parish churches work closely together as a united benefice. They form part of a strong community south of Chichester, in the villages of North Mundham, South Mundham, Hunston, Runcton, Merston and surrounding areas.
The PCC’s have the responsibility of cooperating with the Curate Stephen Everard, Lay reader Katrina Walker and Churchwardens (Sequestrators) Lynn Mears and Robert Leeder St Stephen’s Peter Sanders and Joan Duberley St Leodegars in: –
- The promotion of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the doctrines and practices of the Church of England.
- Promoting in the parish the whole mission of the church, pastoral, social, evangelistic, and ecumenical.
- To know Jesus better and make him better known.
- Practical support and care for people in the parish, from the youngest to the oldest irrespective of level of need or ability to pay.
- Providing financial support to those in need and to other organisations with similar objectives.
We take mission seriously at St. Stephen’s and St Leodegar’s Churches. Together, we support the following:
British Earthquake and Tsunami Support
Stephen, Jane and Naomi have supported BEATS since it was founded in the wake of the 2004 South East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami. They visited Indonesia in 2016 with the founder of the charity, Sarah Page. Sarah later joined the congregation for a Beacon Service in St Stephen’s after which Cornerstone and several individual church members began sponsoring children in the care homes supported by the charity. The church subsequently adopted BEATS as one of its charities.
Homeless Empowerment & Relational Transformation
Chichester Churches Heart for Homelessness
HEART is a partnership of local churches in Chichester, who want to play a part in helping some of the most vulnerable people in Chichester.
Emmanuel International UK
Emmanuel International partners with churches in serving their communities, an ethos that our united benefice agrees with. In 2015 our churches sent a short term mission team to Ibumu in Tanzania with Emmanuel International. The team helped to build classrooms at the secondary school and offered kids clubs in the afternoons.
The Children's Society
They are a national charity working to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation, and neglect. They support them through their most serious life challenges, and they campaign tirelessly for the big social changes that will improve the lives of those who need hope most. We have been doing this for 140 years and we will not stop until we have built a society where hope is alive in every child. As a church we forward our donations from the Christingle Service we hold in December.
Samaritan’s Purse UK is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in need (in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia) across the world. At St Stephen`s every Christmas we fill shoe boxes for children living in one of the communities above. This is what one child said about receiving a shoe box.
Alex – A small candy cane brought a big smile to my face when I received a shoebox gift in an orphanage following the Rwandan genocide.
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion (RBL), sometimes called the British Legion, is a British charity offering financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.