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Meet the Team

Father David Hill - Rector

Father David Hill - rectorFather David was formerly Rector of six rural parishes in his home county of Norfolk where he was also chaplain of the children’s hospice and chaplain of 6 Regiment Army Air Corps, serving in the Army Reserve.

Aside from his ministry Father David enjoys cricket and rugby. In Norfolk he was captain of the Diocesan Clergy Cricket Team. He is a keen singer and enjoys cooking and entertaining, walking and acting.

Father David is married, with two young sons, and they all very much enjoy life by the sea.

Reverend Jill Hartman - Associate Minister 

Reverend Jill Hartman - associate ministerJill has a particular interest in varied traditions of prayer, the healing ministry and the ways in which art can be spiritually enriching. As well as her ministry at St. John's she teaches art and paints.

Jill is married with three grown up daughters and four grandchildren.
She has lived in Hastings for over 30 years and loves walking in the countryside, reading and visiting galleries.

Reverend Michael Turnbull - Deacon

Reverend Michael Turnbull - deaconBorn and brought up in north Leeds, Michael joined West Yorkshire Police, at the age of 19, in 1975. In 1979 he was given special leave to take part in Operation Drake, a 2yr round the world expedition. Between 1982-84 he took a career break, sailing around the South Pacific. In 1984, on re-joining the Police, he moved to Sussex and started work at Hastings Police station. 

Michael was ordained Deacon in June 2012. In addition to his work at St. John's he is a hospital chaplain in Hastings and Eastbourne. He is also chaplain to Police in East Sussex

Michael is married to Josephine and together they have two children. He likes to relax by swimming in the sea and lakes, hill walking and bricklaying in the garden.