Trustees

Mr Rik Child

Managing Trustee - Treasurer and Secretary

Vita Church Brighton

Rik studied chemistry at Oxford and began his career in research and environmental issues. He opened and ran the first Brighton & Hove Green Party office in the city and campaigned during the 1999 Election and was elected to the Council forming the first Green Group.

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Mr Sabri Ben Ameur

Trustee

Vice Chair Brighton Muslim Forum

Sabri is Vice Chair of the Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum a non-profit organisation hoping to serve the religious, social, and cultural needs of the Brighton & Hove Muslim Community. BHMF’s primary aim is to provide support and weekend activities for Muslim children and to work and assist with projects for Muslim women.

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Mr Steve Horne

Trustee

Emmanuel Church, Brighton & Hove

Steve’s background is in paediatric nursing and he trained at Great Ormond Street working specifically in neurology. Steve later moved to Brighton in 1996, working with disabled and ventilated young people, helping them to access education and independent living. Steve is married with four children.

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Ms Claire Ashenden

Trustee

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

Claire is a member of St. Joseph’s RC Church and has pursued her interest in religion and interfaith relations through a long career in teaching, both in Sussex and more recently teaching philosophy in Peru. She has an M Phil in Jewish/Christian relations and exegesis in 3rd century Caesarea and has worked as an RE adviser for Brighton & Hove whilst working as a researcher at Brighton University.

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Mr Robert Brown

Trustee

Nichiren Buddhist

Robert is involved in many social initiatives, working for a local authority and an active member of both faith and LGBTQIA+ communities.

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Mr Stuart Diamond

Trustee

Mitzvah Day

Stuart is an active member of the Brighton and Hove Jewish community and works for Mitzvah Day, the UK’s largest faith-led day of social action. This Jewish-led initative brings together people of all faiths and backgrounds, to volunteer side-by-side, building longstanding, genuine relationships.

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Tim Jones

Projects Worker

BHFA

Tim oversees the projects and activities of BHFA, organising events, facilitating the monthly Faith Council meeting and communications.

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Anna Muten

Street Support Winter Surge Coordinator

BHFA Street Support Brighton and Hove

Anna runs the Winter Surge project on behalf of our Street Support Brighton and Hove project, working collegially with Brighton and Hove City Council and other partners to help rough sleepers into stable and sustainable housing. A major part of her role is the day-to-day running of a hostel which supports 15 tenants towards these ends.

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Mr Simon Lewis

Vice Chair

CityCoast Church

Simon is a co-founder of BHFA and a leader of City Coast Church, where he has been involved as a team member for a street feeding programme, the management of CityCoast Centre and community projects run by the church.

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