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.
Fr. John Joyce
John 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
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.
Jon Rawles – Director of Music
Born in Bristol, Jon Rawles gained a choral scholarship at St Mary, Redcliffe under the direction of Anthony Pinel with whom he studied piano and organ. After leaving school Jon studied musicology at the University of Durham, whilst musically directing his own college choir (St Cuthbert’s Society), being assistant director of music (St Mary’s College), and bass scholar (St Chad’s College). He then moved to Canterbury where he studied for his post-graduate diploma in piano accompaniment. He has played in most cathedrals throughout the UK with the Oriana Singers, and is currently the guest director of the 1839 consort; both based in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Jon is very proud to be the director of the choir at All Saints, and is enjoying strengthening and growing the choir both in their number and in the contribution they offer to the liturgy and life of the church. In his spare time Jon enjoys spending time outdoors, especially on the beach and the south coast, as well as working in local theatres.
Michael Anderson – Church Warden
Stephen Coke – Church Warden
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
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.