Revd James Russell
The Rectory, Hunston PO20 IAJ (tel. 782003)

I have been Vicar in North Mundham and Hunston since 2007. I am married to Annabel and we have three older children: Sam, Chloe and Joe. My passion is that more people in our community might come to know the love and joy of Jesus in their hearts and lives.

In terms of hobbies and interests, I enjoy running, swimming and cycling, love reading, listening to good music and generally relaxing and spending time with family and friends.

Local Mission Worker: Alistair Ghinn

I’m really delighted to say that Alistair Ghinn has been appointed to work in our Benefice as a Local Mission Worker from September 2015. Alistair will be working with us for 18 hours a week and the PCC has committed itself to funding Alistair for the next two years. He will predominantly be involved in work with our children and youth but also in other aspects of church life too. Alistair is well known to many of us through the ‘Redlands’ summer camps and we are really delighted to have him join us.

As a church we are committed to:

  • Providing a safe, caring environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Protecting their rights
  • Protecting them from harm

Our parish takes safeguarding very seriously and has adopted the following policies and guidance:

  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Allegations – Management Policy & Guidance
  • Parish E-Safety Policy
  • Raising Concerns & Whistleblowing Policy/Guidance

The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Kate Freeman. The Assistant Safeguarding Officer is Rachel Russell-Wells.  They may be contacted via cpohunston@outlook.com 
Any concerns regarding the welfare and safety of any child, young person or vulnerable adult must be reported as soon as possible to Kate or Rachel who are nominated by the church council to act on its behalf.  Under no circumstances should a church worker or volunteer or member of the public carry out their own investigations into the allegation or suspicion of abuse.

The following website links also provide further advice and information for children, parents and adults to help keep themselves safe:


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