St Margaret of Antioch
in the Diocese of Chichester
St Margaret of
Nick has been the Vicar of Fernhurst since September 2012. His previous post was as Curate at St. Mary the Virgin, Old Town, Eastbourne.
The Reverend Nick Haigh and family - an introduction
Nick trained for ordained ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon, near Oxford. Prior to this, he worked as a professional musician with a special interest in Irish and roots music. He and his wife Anita, a singer/songwriter, have released three albums in their ‘Celtic Roots and Rhythms’ series, ‘Heartcry’, ‘Homecoming’, and ‘Haven’, and Nick has been very active on the contemporary Christian music scene and as a session musician. Before exploring a career in music, Nick was a secondary school teacher of Design and Technology, and has worked in both mainstream and special schools. He has a well-developed sense of humour and once worked in a duo with comedy conjuror John Archer, of TV fame.
Nick and Anita are both Companions of the Northumbria Community, a dispersed monastic community that seeks constantly to explore how to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30) in everyday, ordinary life. They are particularly fond of, and inspired by, the Northumbrian saints like St. Aidan and St. Cuthbert and the Christianity that took root in the North of England in the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ and brought the light of the Gospel to most of England in those times.