Archdeacon of Rochester

Andrew Wooding Jones

Archdeacon of Rochester

Ordained in 1991, Andrew served in parochial roles in Welling and Sheffield before being Resident Director of Ashburnham Place from 2000 to 2012.  He then moved to Birmingham for two years, where he was Chief Executive of the World Prayer Centre, living as part of the Lee Abbey Small Missional Community in Aston. 

During this time he also assisted at Aston Parish Church and with the Birmingham Diocesan ‘Transforming Church’ programme.

Andrew is married to Margaret.  In 2014 they made the decision to move to Kent in order to be the main carers for Margaret’s elderly parents.  This meant Andrew taking the difficult decision to be without a substantive appointment for a number of years. 

Andrew has wide experience of organisational and project management in a Christian context, skills which he has been using in local and national consultancy roles since 2014.  This has included managing the establishment of the St Benedict’s Centre at Malling Abbey and giving consultancy support to the Lee Abbey movement.  For a time Andrew has also acted as Interim Co-ordinator for IME2 and CMD in our diocese.

Andrew was appointed as Archdeacon of Rochester in July 2018. He will take up his post during September 2018.

Contact

PA to Archdeacon of Rochester
Mrs Michêle Langford 
(9am to 4pm Tues, 9am to 1pm Wed, Thurs and Fri 9am to 12.30pm)
Tel: 01634 560000
Email: michele.langford@rochester.anglican.org

Office:
Archdeacon of Rochester
St Nicholas Church
Boley Hill
Rochester ME1 1SL
Tel: 01634 560000
Email: archdeacon.rochester@rochester.anglican.org


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Area Dean - The Rev Jim Fletcher
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Deputy Warden of Lay Ministry
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