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Who’s Who

Reverend Ryan Green

Fr Ryan is our new Vicar here at All Saints. He has just completed a PhD in contemporary theological understandings of the self and has returned to the UK from Western Australia after eight years. During that time he was Rector of the Church of the Resurrection in Swanbourne, where he guided the congregation as they rebuilt a church devastated by fire, and after that was an Associate of St John’s Fremantle, an eclectic and colourful parish with a strong musical and artistic tradition. Fr Ryan served as Assistant Curate in the Benefice of the Cookhams and trained for the priesthood at Saint Stephen’s House, Oxford. He studied at Nottingham University for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology. He believes the radical love of God is at work everywhere in our world, building new relationships and generating new possibilities of meaning in liturgy, art, music, and all aspects of our lives together. He’d love to have a chat and welcomes you to the All Saints Hove website.

Rev. Kate Lawson

Kate is Assistant Curate at All Saints. She has been happily married to John for nine years and has one son Oliver, who is in his twenties and has his own home in Brighton.

Kate remained in employment whist training part time for three years at the South East Institute for Theological Education, retiring at the end of December 2013 from the NHS, having worked in Public Health for nearly 40 years. Her work in health promotion covered commissioning smoking cessation, drugs and alcohol, healthy eating, cancer prevention and the promotion of physical activity.

Kate was born near Chichester and grew up in West Sussex, moving to London in the early 70’s for her initial training, and staying for twenty years. She moved back to Sussex in the early ‘90’s to live and work in Brighton and two years ago she and John moved to Saltdean, for a larger garden, where Kate has a long awaited vegetable plot and they hope to host a ‘Quiet Garden’.

Kate is contactable on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Fr. John Joyce

JJ Facebook 2John retired in July 2013 in his fortieth year of full-time ministry.  He was born in a Vicarage in the Oxford diocese and his home was a clergy house there, working in parish ministry and as Youth Officer, until he moved to Sussex in 1987 to St Helen’s and St Richard’s, Hangleton. After seven years, he became Diocesan Director of Education and then returned to parish ministry for fourteen years as Rector of Hurstpierpoint. This is John’s second time at All Saints: Bishop Eric asked him to be on the staff during the time he was Director of Education.  In those years he and the Churchwarden, Ann Doyle [widow of Fr Clifford, Vicar 1978-80], became close and on Easter Monday 1998 they got married in All Saints – a wonderful and memorable day.  It is lovely to be back here in retirement and a privilege to be allowed to continue priestly ministry.

John has been a school governor for some 39 years – no remission for good conduct – and it is a very important part of his life to spend time with children and young people.  Ann [and, by extension, John] have seven grandchildren and grandparent duties are a continuing joy for them.

Fr. David Ingledew

IMG_6956editFr. Davids’ priesthood training was at Kings College, London and St Stephen’s House, Oxford.

David continues working as an honorary priest for All Saints, Hove, and this has continued since 2006, just prior to the last parish vacancy, and here we are again on the second parish vacancy in 2016, waiting for a new vicar to arrive sometime in the near future…

David has been ordained for 38 years in June 2016, initially his title parish was as a curate at  St John’s Church, Whorlton Team Ministry, Newcastle upon Tyne Diocese in 1978-1981.

David moved to All Saints Church, Poplar Team Ministry, Stepney Area, London Diocese as a Team Vicar between 1981-1985, then as a Vicar at Holy Trinity Church, Tottenham 1985-1990, Edmonton Area, London Diocese.

In these parishes David also worked as a school chaplain / hospital chaplain / chair of school governors / and other voluntary roles connected with the local youth service, and was instrumental in having a youth club built in Poplar, East London.

In 1991-1992 after working in a variety of Children’s  & Adult Services work roles he retrained and completed post graduate qualifications in Social Work at Croydon College and later at the  University of Chichester. Between 1993 -2003, and in his secular work, David has been a Social Worker / Senior Social Worker / Senior Social Worker Practitioner / Practice Manager / & latterly a Contact Service Manager for a nearby local authority.

David enjoys pastoral work, especially visiting people in their homes, taking services, preaching, and covering at All Saints Church, and elsewhere in the Chichester Diocese as necessary.

The All Saints Pastoral Leaders Group co led by David and Kate, his priest colleague, is a particular joy to him, having to steer this functioning  group, and keeping a ‘watchful  and caring eye’ on members of the congregation.

David enjoys eating out, walking, theatre , meals out and being available as required, as hopefully a listening / supportive / prayerful and reflective priest. Hopefully he will continue in this  work role for many years to come.

Michael Anderson – Church Warden

Born in Letchworth, Hertfordshire Michael has lived in Brighton since 1994. Michael has been worshipping at All Saints for the last 10 years and became Church Warden in April 2012.



Stephen Coke – Church Warden

mcgBorn in London, married and moved to Brighton in 1995, Stephen now lives in Upper Beeding.  He is a retired Accountant from Brighton Language College Ltd.


Faron Woodbridge – Children and Youth Worker

Faron WoodbridgeFaron has worked in the Youth and Community sector for the past seventeen years, specialising in Youth Arts, delivering music and video projects with young people of all ages. He has previously worked with environmental regeneration charity, Groundwork London as Youth Arts Coordinator, where he ran the Hub Youth Media studio in Peckham, south London and also worked with Southwark Play Service as a Playworker and Mobile Music Unit Coordinator.

Faron has an MA in Cross Sectoral and Community Arts from Goldsmiths University London and is also a graduate of The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Originally from Edinburgh, he moved to Sussex with his wife and two children in 2011 and loves this vibrant coastal town of Brighton & Hove with its passion for the arts, culture and diversity.


Sarah Rogers – Parish Administrator

Brought up on the island of Guernsey, Sarah moved to the mainland to attend Portsmouth University to study languages. Here she met her husband and has lived in Hove with him and their 3 sons since 2009. Life is very hectic and so Sarah needs to be very organised. She works on a part time basis in the office, bringing her organisational skills with her as the office administrator. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and loves living by the sea.

Katja von Schweitzer – Events & Bookings Manager

width="147"Brought up in both England and Switzerland, Katja has lived in Brighton & Hove since boarding at Brighton & Hove High School for Girls during her A Level studies. She has worked in marketing ever since graduating from the University of Brighton with a BA Hons Business Studies degree. Katja works on a part-time basis and looks after all our events and bookings at All Saints.