St Ethelburga's Church

Send us out to build us up


Matthew Foy Headshot.png Matthew has been our minister since September 2019.  He is married to Tracey and has two primary school aged children.  Prior to moving to St Leonards, Matthew worked for a church in north London and was trained for ministry at Oak Hill Theological College.  He is passionate about Jesus Christ and his great desire is for people to come to know, love and trust him.  Matthew is also the minister of St Matthew’s Church in Silverhill.  

MD Headshot.png Marie has been our self employed Administrator since Oct 2020. Marie is married to Shane and has two teenage children. Marie has been a self employed Virtual PA since Oct 2019 and before that she ran a successful business for 11 years teaching exercise classes in        St Leonards & Bexhill. Marie has been a Christian for 10 years attending      St Matthews church originally and then HTH in her home town of Hastings.

Ruth Headshot.png Ruth has been our Children and Families coordinator since 2014. Ruth worked in India for 7 years, and taught primary age children in London for more than 20 years. She changed career following her husband's death and joined a L’Arche community, living and working with people with learning disabilities. Similar work brought her to Hastings in 2012. Ruth is passionate about justice and mercy and fulfilling Jesus' words to welcome children and bless them.

Patsy Headshot.png Patsy Johnson is our Safeguarding Officer.