MINISTRY TEAM

Our ministry team are here to serve you in any ways you 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,

Rector - vacant

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.

Associate Priest -

Revd Graham Reeves SSC

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 Chapain.  As well as being an author, Priest Oblate of the Order of St Benedict, a Priest of the Society (SSWSH), Priest Associate of the Holy House (OLW) and a member of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC).  Fr Graham is licenced to the Parish but has Special Responsibility for St. Mary's, Barnham.

Email - jackiereeves@talktalk.net

Tel - 01243 265209 or 07749 090009

Honorary Assistant Priest -

Revd Michael Palmer MBE

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 Bishop's 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 France.  Fr Michael has Permission to Officiate he only ministers within St Mary's, Barnham. 

Fr Michael can be contacted via the Parish Office. 

Honorary Assistant Priest -

Revd Tony Brant

Father Tony was ordained Deacon 1981 and Priest 1982, for many years he worked as Chaplain to Butlin's in the UK.  Fr Tony served his Curacy at St Mary's, Felpham before becoming Vicar of St Mary's Clymping.  He has ministered in ABE for over 20 years, having worked previously as a social worker. 

Fr. Tony has Permission To Officiate, he ministers in all three churches.

Email - tonybrant@btinternet.com

Tel - 01243 544735

Honorary Assistant Priest -

Revd Sheila Higgins

Reverend Sheila was ordained Deacon 2010 and Priest 2011, before ordination she was a Reader in the Parish.  Before retirement she was a teacher of Religious Studies at Christ's Hospital.  Revd Sheila served her Curacy in the Parish she has Permission to Officiate, she minsters between St George's, Eastergate and St. Mary's, Aldingbounre. 

Email - smhandaway@hotmail.co.uk

Tel - 01243 553901

Honorary Assistant Priest -

Revd Andrew Wadsworth SSC

Father Andrew was ordained Deacon in 1987 and Priest in 1988.  During his ministry he has worked in four Dioceses Chichester (where he served his Curacy and also worked as a teacher) Lichfield, Exeter and Coventry.   Fr Andrew is a Priest of the Society (SSWSH), Priest Associate of the Holy House (OLW) and a member of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC).   Fr Andrew has Permission to Officiate he splits his time between St Nicholas, Arundel and St Mary's, Barnham. 

Fr Andrew can be contacted via the Parish Office. 

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The Church in The Marketplace

35 Barnham Road

Barnham

West Sussex PO22 0ER

T.  01243 553955

parishofabe@btinternet.com

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