Staff Team

Vicar – David Bourne

David came to HPC in 2005 having served 20 years as Vicar of All Saints, Riseley in north Bedfordshire.  After David’s first wife, Eluned, died, he married Kim in 2009.  Kim, from Bermuda, was previously Women’s Minister at Duke Street Church, Richmond and St. Leonards Church, Exeter.  David is a trustee of Bible by the Beach, a member of the Sussex Gospel Partnership. David and Kim are council members of Fellowship of Word and Spirit.  They enjoy in no particular order history, cooking, travel, teaching the Bible and raising the profile of Bermuda!


Associate Vicar- Stan Tomalin

Stan has been in Hailsham since 2000, but until the summer of 2010, when St.Mary’s and Emmanuel churches combined forces, he was the minister at Emmanuel Church in the North of Hailsham.  He is now the Associate Vicar at HPC. Before being ordained, Stan had a varied career working for the Department of Social Security and in various accountancy positions – until God got his hands on him! He is married to Anna, and they have two teenage sons.  When Stan isn’t working, he likes nothing better than spending time with the family. He also enjoys reading, watching too much telly, and the odd sip of cider.


Chris Taylor

Assistant Minister: Music – Chris Taylor

Chris joined the staff team at HPC in 2014 having moved from Birmingham where he worked as a secondary school music teacher.  Chris is married to Emily and they have three young children, Reuben, Leonie and Joel.  In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his family, singing and playing music, walking in the countryside and classic comedy.


 LynAssistant Minister: Children and Families – Lyn Gooding

 Lyn moved to Hailsham from Suffolk in 2005 and began attending HPC. She enjoys working with children both within the church and at a local primary school. In September 2012, she became HPC’s Children’s & Families’ Worker. Lyn is married to David and has a son, Daniel, and 2 daughters, Hannah and Bethany. When Lyn gets any spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, going to the theatre and walking in the lovely Sussex countryside.


Pastoral Care Co-ordinator – Margery Luffingham

Margery came to HPC in 2010 when St Mary’s and Emmanuel churches joined together having been at Emmanuel since 2002.  She is married to Phil and they have 2 sons, 2 daughters and 4 grandsons.
As well as being part of the Church family she enjoys spending time with the family and birdwatching with Phil in the countryside.  She is also a member of Hailsham Flower Club and a School Governor.

Administrator – Julie CoatesJulie

Julie has been at HPC since 2004 and became church administrator and secretary of the PCC in 2008.  She enjoys running Youth Zone each month.  She is also the manager of the Hailsham foodbank.  She is married to Philip and has two teenage children.  In her spare time she enjoys baking, reading and watching any food or homestyle related programmes on TV.