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35 Barnham Road


West Sussex PO22 0ER

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PARISH OF ABE IS A REGISTERED Charity Number : 1131523

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Our ministry team are here to serve you in any ways you might might need, please do get in touch with us if we can be of any help.  For general enquiries use the contact button in the menu above,

We are currently waiting for a new Rector.  Please pray for us as we seek to find the right person to lead us.

During the interregnum the Churchwardens as Sequestrators run the Parish.



Father Tony worked for many years as chaplain to Butlin’s in the UK.  He has ministered in ABE for 20 years.  Having work previously as a Social Worker. 

Fr. Tony has Permission To Officiate in the Parish. 

He is married to Cath who is a bell ringer at St Mary's Aldingbourne.

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Honorary Assistant Priest


Reverend Sheila was ordained Deacon  in 2010 and Priest in 2011, before ordination she was a Reader in the Parish.  Before retirement she was a teacher in Religious Studies at Christ’s Hospital.  Revd Sheila has Permission To Officiate in the Parish. 

She is married to Peter who is our Parish Safeguarding Officer.

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Honorary Assistant Priest

rEVD sheila higgins

Father Graham was ordained Deacon in 1994 and Priest in 1995. During his time within the Church in Wales he served his Curacy and was a Priest in Charge of a parish, for the past 21 years he has been an NHS mental health Chaplain.  As well as being an author, Priest Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict, a Priest of the Society (SSWSH) and Priest Associate of the Holy House (OLW). 

Fr Graham is licenced to the Parish but has Special Responsibility for St Mary's Barnham.  

He is married to Jackie who is a server at St Mary's, Barnham

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Associate Priest


Revd graham reeves ssc

Father Michael was ordained Deacon in 1968 and Priest in 1969.  During his ministry he has worked in two Dioceses Oxford and Truro as well as being based in Hong Kong, while working with the mission to seaman.  While in Truro he was Bishops chaplain and while in Devoran Parish he set up a charity, of which Princess Diana was patron, for people with drug additions, for this work he was awarded the MBE.  In retirement Fr Michael spends half of his time at his home in Sussex the rest in his home in France.  Fr. Michael has Permission To Officiate in the Parish but ministers within St Mary's, Barnham. 

He is married to Nettie.

Honorary Assistant 


Revd Michael palmer MBE

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