The Clergy Team support students at Bishop Luffa School as they explore the Christian faith. The team is drawn from different Christian traditions, so during a student’s time at Bishop Luffa they are able to experience a full range of worship.
The Clergy Team lead Worship, visit tutor groups, contribute to the Connect programme and support students at transition points, such as the Leavers’ Service.
The Clergy Team are:
Father Stephen Mills
Reverend Paul Collins
I am ordained in the Church of England and lead Immanuel Church which meets at Bishop Luffa School. Before ordination I was a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Service, leaving this after 11 years to attend St John’s Nottingham for ordination training. My curacy was in Oxford Diocese and having completed this I joined the Royal Air Force as a chaplain. I returned to parish ministry, again in the diocese of Oxford before moving to Chichester in 2017 to take up my current role. In my spare time I am chaplain in the Army Reserves and enjoy running and keeping fit. I am married to Lorraine, a local primary school teacher and have four children.
Reverend Emma Ham-Riche
I’m the Assistant Curate at the Parish of St Mary the Virgin, East Preston with Kingston, near Littlehampton, and have been part of the Clergy Team at Bishop Luffa since 2020. I was a Primary School teacher for 19 years and have worked on the Schools’ Team at Brighton and Hove City Mission too. I’m Chaplain to the Littlehampton Sea Cadet unit, and Provincial Chaplain for Mothers’ Union, a Christian charity that supports family life, as well as being a board member of the Video Standards Council, the organisation that allocates age ratings to video games and apps.
Reverend Andy Morgan
I have been part of the clergy team here since 2013 and really enjoy spending time with Year 9 here at Bishop Luffa where I aim to share God's love with them and help them think for themselves about the Christian faith. I live locally with my family and dog, and am one of the ministers at Chichester Baptist Church where I lead the youth work.
Reverend Jo King
To get my name right, might require a short lesson on the importance of the pause, I am Rev Jo ….. King, not Reverend Joking, the pause makes all the difference. I am the ‘very serious’ vicar of Holy Cross Church in North Bersted and have been part of the clergy team here since 2015. My background is in teaching and I have taught most things from Year 2, (can you believe they can’t tie their shoelaces,) to Year 11 maths, (can you believe some of them think maths is boring.) I enjoy hanging out at school and my constant aim is to remind as many people as possible that God is all about love and never about judgement. If only we could all be better at remembering that we are called to follow this example, the world would be a much better place.