St Margaret’s CE Primary School: Foundation Governor Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for two Foundation Governors.

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education, but it is usual practice for candidates to be nominated by the parish churches of St Margaret’s and St Wulfran’s.  Applications from individuals with experience in analytical thinking and understanding data would be particularly welcome, however, that isn’t compulsory.

What is essential, is to have an interest in education, be able to ask carefully considered questions and be willing to commit to attending governance meetings.  We typically meet as a Full Board 5 times per year, usually from 1630-1830 on Monday evenings.  Governors are also encouraged join one or more sub-committees, that meet between 3 and 6 times per year. These meetings may take place during the school day.  

Both the Local Authority and the Diocese offer a range of high-quality training to support Governors in their induction and beyond.

Further information on the role of a Foundation Governor is available in the Governor section of the school website.  The application form for Foundation Governors is available on the Diocesan website – Foundation Governor Nomination Form.  Paper copies of these documents are also available in both churches.

If you think this is something you might be interested in, then please contact either of the Co-Chairs for an informal discussion.

The Co-Chairs can be contacted as follows:

Kyri Souppouris –
Belle Howard –

Living Faith Course
The Diocese of Chichester Diocese is running a course for lay people who are active in church life and who want to grow in discipleship. The course is designed to help people find and grow
in the ministry to which God is calling them which may be Reader ministry, Authorised Lay Ministry, or using other gifts as a volunteer in church. It is an exploratory course, so you’re not committing to anything! Information is available online by searching ‘Chichester Living Faith’. Highly recommended, especially as the church of the future will rely less on ordained ministry (i.e. the clergy) and more on lay minsters.

Quiz Night
The recent quiz night raised a very splendid £1010 for church funds. Congratulations and thank you to Elaine and Philip Eardley and all who helped make the evening such a success.

Knit & Natter
The group meets on Wednesdays at 1900 in church. New members always welcome. We knit and we natter. Just come along! Sue Leaney – 07803 179 617

Preparing for Christmas – The Gospel of John Study Course
I shall be running a 6-week study course on the Gospel of John as preparation for Advent and Christmas. Saturday mornings at 1100 on 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th, 11th 18th December. Please let me know by e-mail or a written note if you are interested. Fr Anthony

Giles Henry RIP
Giles’ funeral will be held in church on Thursday 18th November at 1245.

English Cathedral Music & Musicians Lecture
Fr Anthony recently gave a lecture for Rottingdean Arts on the above subject. Chris & Roy Wales sent a very generous donation of £200 to the church in thanks for this, and we are very grateful to them. The lecture is to be repeated at St Nicholas’ Church, Church Street, Brighton on Saturday 20th November at 1530. Tickets are £10 including tea and cake which will be served during the interval break. Please contact Jo Baker: or 01273 708 708.

Shoebox Appeal Update
80 boxes and donations of £385 towards transport. Will a final surge get the total boxes past the century? Yes, I’m sure. Thanks to St Margaret’s Women’s Group, our School, Beaver Scouts and significantly St Margaret’s congregation. It is never too late! Just ‘phone me: 01273 303 236. Thank you. David Hunt