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The King's Arms is blessed with six incredibly supportive, knowledgeable and committed Trustees; some who began the journey with us, and others who joined more recently.  We'd love to introduce you to them, meet our Trustees... 

I originally helped to set up KA in 2000. In my career as a secondary school Religious Studies teacher I have also held pastoral roles and am a qualified youth worker. Since retiring I have volunteered in prisons helping prisoners change their lives through restorative justice. 

John Callaghan, Chair of Trustees

I have been involved with The King’s Arms since 2000 as an advisor, auditor and now as a trustee.  I am trained as a Chartered Accountant and have worked in general practice for 50 years.  I am also a qualified and practising Mediator.

Anne Deakin-Hyde, Finance Director

I work in the Office of Government Property (part of the Cabinet Office) and previously in environmental and performance management for local authorities. I am a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. I have really enjoyed involvement in youth work via local church leadership and now the KA as Trustee.

Richard Emmens, Lead for Building sub-committee

I have a background in IT and the Motor Trade industry which included being Regional Account Manager for Volkswagen Audi.  I now manage the major projects of Petersfield Town Council, and oversee all of the events that the Town Council are involved in.

Steve Field, Lead for Goverance sub-committee


I have been a keen supporter of The Kings Arms since it came to Alton.  I have been the Vicar in Alton since 2014.  I have been a primary school teacher, Youth & Children’s Work Trainer for The United Reformed Church and ordained since 2006.  There is nothing better than to see young people grow and develop to their fullest potential.

Reverend Andrew Micklefield


I was a secondary school Head of English and Deputy Head and have always found it a privilege and a pleasure to engage with young people in their crucial, formative years. My wife, Sally, and I have given pastoral support and a home to church youth workers for three decades. We live in Alton within sight of the King’s Arms building, which we have supported from its inception, and are members of the local Anglican church.


Robin Kemp

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