The Team

Revd Dr Andy Angel - Vicar

Andy is the vicar here at St Andrew's. He loves teaching the Bible, helping people find a real faith and helping people grow in ministry. Andy trained for Christian ministry after teaching in secondary schools for ten years. He spent four years in parish ministry in Dartford before training others for Christian ministry in the South East (at SEITE) and more recently at St John's college, Nottingham where he was the Vice Principal and taught New Testament. He has written books on angels, praying through times of suffering and the second coming. He is married to Fabiola and they have two sons, Sebastian and Jason. He likes cooking, gardening and Aston Martins (although he does not own one). He enjoys running to keep fit.

Jonny Lewis - Youth Pastor

Jonny is the Youth Pastor and is responsible for serving the youth here at St Andrew's, building relationships with the community and linking up youth ministries in the wider area. Jonny loves to get involved with anything active, creative or musical (a Jack-of-all-trades, master of none type!). When he's not rushing around in the youth centre, he can often be found walking with his wife Liz and their chocolate labrador Alfie! (seemingly the staff breed of choice!)

Rob Lowes - Licensed Reader

Rob's working background is in engineering, manufacture, fabrication, structural steelwork and architectural metalwork.

He ran his own succcessful company in this field for 46 years with his first wife Maggie, who died suddenly in 2013. They have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. After being licensed as a Reader in 2002, he trained as a Spiritual Director at Worth Abbey and became one of the part-time Chaplains at St Peter and St James Hospice for 8 years. He is also licensed to take funerals.

Rob married Jean in 2015 and they now share St Andrew's Loss and Bereavement Ministry and are members of the Pastoral Team. Their great love is accompanying others on their spiritual journey through life.

He enjoys gardening, travel, creative arts, walking, worship (including a good funeral) and finding out more about our faith and sharing this with others.

Sue Sindall - Licensed reader

Susannah Anson - Licensed Reader


Sue is a licensed Reader here at St Andrew's. Her desire is to serve God with her whole life. She loves walking alongside people and talking about Jesus whenever she can.

Sue is an experienced teacher of Geography and Maths. She is marrid to Mike and has two teenage boys Mark and Chris and a one eyed bionic cat called Leo.

Sue has a heart for chaplaincy and is currently beginning to work with the YMCA in Brighton.

In her spare time Sue enjoys just being outdoors - walking, cycling or camping are her favorite pastimes.

Rev Sophie Jelley

Sheila Smith - Church Warden


Sheila has been part of the St Andrew’s family for nearly 30 years.  She studied at Loughborough University and the London School of Economics and initially worked in the Home Office undertaking Scientific Research for the Police and Fire Services. She then moved on to become a Maths teacher and taught in a variety of schools in Croydon and Sussex.  Sheila took early retirement from her job as Deputy Head at Great Walstead School last year and is delighted to be serving St Andrew’s as a Church Warden.  She loves life outdoors and has a passion to bring people into a deeper relationship with Jesus.


Rev Sophie Jelley

Ginny Nicholls - Parish Administrator

Ginny (or known as Virginia by her parents!) is the Parish Administrator and is responsible for the general running of the church office.  Duties range from booking weddings, funerals, baptisms to ensuring we have the right things in place each Sunday.  

If you would like more information about church services please call 01444 232337 or email

Ginny took on the role of Parish Administrator in June 2012 but has been a part of St Andrews all her life.  She has nearly 20 years of administrative experience and is enjoying the new role.  Ginny is also a qualified counsellor.  To relax Ginny enjoys long walks with her husband and their dog Cherry.

Diane Kutar - Site Co-ordinator

Diane is the Site Co-ordinator and is responsible for the management and efficient utilisation of the St Andrew’s site. This includes managing bookings for the Rider Hall and the Youth Centre, liaising with Church Groups, external hirers, and contractors.

If you would like more information about hall bookings please call 01444 253762 or email

Diane took on the role of Site Co-ordinator in January 2013 but has worshipped at St Andrew’s since moving to Burgess Hill in 2005. She is enjoying the challenge of the role. She is married to Phil and has an energetic primary age son, Christian, who takes up most of her spare time!