Diocese of Chichester Youth



Deanery Hubs to Support Youth Children's and Family Work Leaders 
We now have Hubs established in the areas of Rotherfield, Hastings, Lewes & Seaford, Cuckfield, Chichester & Westbourne, Horsham, Crawley, Worthing, and Eastbourne


For more information on individual Hubs contact the Hub Leaders below



WHAT ARE HUBS?

Hubs are local support groups located across the Diocese of Chichester with designated leaders who are qualified and have experience in Church-based work with children, young people and families. The leaders may from time to time organise a group get-together either in-person or on Zoom or set up a WhatsApp Group to support local leaders who are volunteers or salaried. The Hub leaders have agreed to be available as advisers for sharing ideas and resources. They may also organise training sessions.

The aim of Hubs is to provide:

  • Networking support at peer level for children’s and family leaders across parishes
  • Prayerful encouragement for the children’s leaders and the congregations they serve
  • Sharing of ideas and resources across parishes and deaneries
  • Friendship for those new to children's work and in particular those who have just completed the ALM children’s leadership elective
  • Spiritual and theological input from selected qualified and experienced leaders
  • Pastoral support for busy volunteers
  • Leadership training for ongoing professional development in children’s and family work

HUB LEADERS 

Eastbourne Deanery Hub Contact: juliandale@allsaintseastbourne.com


Chichester Deanery Hub Contacts: 

Zena Matthews St Paul's Chichester: zenamatthews1977@gmail.com

Emma Baverstock St Paul's Chichester: emmabaverstock@gmail.com


WESTBOURNE DEANERY

Westbourne Deanery Hub Contact: Richard Carter St John's Southbourne

families@stjohnssouthbourne.com


CUCKFIELD DEANERY

Cuckfield Deanery Hub Contact: Hilary Turner-King Holy Trinity Cuckfield

hilary.turnerking@gmail.com


WORTHING DEANERY

Worthing Deanery Hub Contacts: 

Clive Latter St Matthews Worthing: clive.latter@stmatthewsworthing.org

Maggie Williams St Mary's Goring: margaret.williams10 @hotmail.co.uk

Please check Clive's really helpful video here about what the Worthing Hub can offer: https://youtu.be/evCkJaJw1FE


EAST GRINSTEAD DEANERY

East Grinstead Deanery Hub Contact: Reninca Hill St John's Crawley

reninca@stjohnscrawley.com


ROTHERFIELD DEANERY

Rotherfield Deanery Hub Contacts: 

Sarah Thrift All Saints Crowborough: sarah@allsaintscrowborough.org

Kat Fisher Wadhurst Parish Church: kat.wadhurstchurch@gmail.com


HASTINGS DEANERY

Hastings Deanery Hub Contact: Jane Hart Christchurch St Leonards-on-Sea

mrsh1011@yahoo.com


LEWES & SEAFORD DEANERY

Lewes & Seaford Deanery Hub Contacts:

Sara Alexander St Michaels Newhaven: saraalexander@btinternet.com

Stefan Bracher St Leonard’s & St Luke’s Seaford: cyfw@seafordparish.org.uk


Hubs Locations in Diocese of Chichester 2022

Hurst Hub

Gary is the youth worker for the Beacon Parish and the Parish of Clayton with Keymer, he has been in post since 2017 and has taken on facilitating children’s and family activities as well in the Parishes as well as setting up and running the local foodbank.

Gary is passionate about seeing people grow and depend their faith and is a great lover of engaging outreach that reaches people at all levels of the journey in faith, he is looking forward to meeting new people in the Hurst Deanery and looks forward to the exciting future the hub has to offer to all involved.

Contact

Hurst Deanery Hub Contact Gary Pickett gpickett170@gmail.com