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Pastoral Care and Counselling

Sussex Downs


Welcome to the Pastoral Care and Counselling pages, where clergy and their families are able to access support and advice for a wide range of needs that occur for many of us, from time to time.

You will be able to find (in the green box to the right of this) contact details for Rebekah Golds-Jones, Officer for Pastoral Care and Counselling, as well as the referral form and pathway to this service.

The Pastoral Care Policy and Archdeacon Fiona's reflections regarding Pastoral Care can also be found in this important green box.

The Pastoral Care and Counselling pages have been designed to be user friendly for clergy and their families, so that the required area can be found by clicking upon the link below, which then provides further option choices by clicking upon the appropriate hyper-link.

Whilst there are Christian specific organisations and charities listed, you will also find links to statutory sector and secular organisations and charities, too. There are national organisations to consider, as well as more locally based support. The hope is that by providing you with a wide ranging base of options, you will find the most appropriate support to your needs at this time.

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Rebekah Golds-Jones (MBACP, PgDip Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling)

Officer for Pastoral Care and Counselling

Rebekah speaks (below) about her role and of developing this new service within the Diocese of Chichester.

West Sussex

Appointments with Rebekah, Officer for Pastoral Care and Counselling, are held at her private room:

Sussex Office, 1-3 High Street, Arundel, West Sussex

BN18 9AD

Tel: 01903 884663 (administrator only)

East Sussex - temporary arrangement

Appointments with Rebekah, Officer for Pastoral Care & Counselling, (currently) held at:

Phoenix Centre, 26 Malling Street, Lewes, East Sussex

BN7 2RD

Tel: (01273) 472005 (administrator only)

Pastoral Care and Counselling

Rebekah Golds-Jones - Officer for Pastoral Care and Counselling
provides pastoral care and counselling for clergy and their families, including wellbeing groups.

To get in contact Email or call 07387 026041

How to refer to Pastoral Care and Counselling

Referral form
Referral pathway

To view the reflections of Archdeacon Fiona and the Pastoral Care Policy, please click on the link below:
Pastoral Care Policy 2016


A list of advisers and people who may be able to help

Click or tap an email link below to send an email. All diocesan email addresses follow the convention firstname.lastname @chichester.anglican.org (no spaces)

Safeguarding issues

Colin Perkins - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. If you have general safeguarding concerns or queries email or call 01273 425792 / 07500 771210

Morag Keane - Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. Email or call 07881 580310

Gemma Wordsworth - Independent Sexual and Domestic Violence Adviser provides emotional and practical support to those who have experienced abuse and can be contacted by email or call 01273 421021 extn 151 or 07468 698990

Training needs

Tim Watson is the CMD officer. Email him to discuss training needs or financial support for counselling.

Rebecca Swyer is the Director for Apostolic Life and oversees Curates' training and can be contacted by email.

Retired or soon-to-retire clergy

Jonathan Prichard coordinates support to retired clergy in the diocese. Email

Female clergy

Ann Waizeneker is the Dean of Women’s Ministry and can be contacted by email or by phone on 01273 965303

Spirituality and prayer

Andrew Mayes - Spirituality adviser - email or phone 01323 892964

Other contacts

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