Vicar's Message

My name is Derek Spencer and I am Priest-in-Charge of the churches of Sullington and Thakeham. I've been in post since September 2007 when my family and I moved from over the other side of the A24 in Steyning. I was the Deanery Youth Missioner for 6 years before making the switch to Sullington.

I have a passion to live Christ in my life and to be the person God created me to be. I fail miserably, but the passion still burns, which enables me to carry on. I also desire to see the local church made relevant to the community in which it exists. I love meeting people and making them feel welcome, accepted and valued. My aim is to try and impact the church so that it then is outward looking and the people in it are striving to serve each other, the community and ultimately God. For far too long I think the church has just existed for its own means, but my mission is to see the church fulfil its own mission - to be Christ-centred.

Please get in touch with the church wardens if you'd like further information about the church.

Things I love:

  • my family - Ruth, my wife; my kids - Georgia, Tobi and Jed.
  • my home city of Nottingham and my football team - Nottingham Forest. I can still remember them being European Champions.
  • meeting people
  • a good film
  • relevant church
  • the odd game of golf
  • my local pub - the White Lion
  • being different
  • Indian food
  • a good discussion
  • a nice bottle of Rioja
  • the gospel of Grace

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1st Sunday
8.00am Joint Iona Communion at Sullington
10.30am Joint All Age Service at Thakeham

2nd Sunday
8am BCP Communion at Sullington
11.30am Service of Matins at Sullington

3rd Sunday
8.00am Joint Iona Communion at Thakeham
10.30am Joint Family Communion at Sullington

4th Sunday
8.00am Joint Communion Service
11.30am Family Communion at Sullington

5th Sunday
8.00am BCP Joint Service (alternate)
10.30am Joint Service (alternate)

Get in Touch

  • For general enquiries please contact:
    Gail Kittle, Church Administrator,
  • Phone:
    01903 745754
  • Email:
  • Churchwardens:

    • Mrs Jo Graves 01903 742586
    • Mr John¬†Williams 07841 204330


    • Mrs Gail Kittle: 01903 745754