Vacancies and Appointments


There will always be a number of vacancies within the Diocese of Rochester, both ordained and lay. The links below will take you to further details of the clergy vacancies in each of the Archdeaconries and the lay vacancies across the Diocese.

If you wish to discuss the possibility of moving to work within the Diocese of Rochester please contact the appropriate Archdeacon for clergy appointments or The Diocesan Secretary for lay appointments.

Archdeaconry of Bromley & Bexley

Archdeaconry of Rochester

Archdeaconry of Tonbridge

Lay Positions
No vacancies

Other opportunities
No vacancies


The following appointments have been made and the links will take you to the relevant webpages for the parish/department/etc:

  • Ted Hurst Vicar at Shorne from 05.01.2017
  • Katrina Barnes Priest in Charge at Bormley Common St Luke from 05.02.2017
  • Andy Hobbs Priest in Charge at Cliffe w Cooling from 18.02.2017
  • Antony Lane Priest in Charge at Gillingham St Augustine from 14.03.2017
  • Tim Humphrey Vicar at Tunbridge Wells Holy Trinity w Christ Church 24.03.17
  • Peter Hayler Rector at Shipbourne w Plaxtol 06.05.17
  • Chris Turner Priest in Charge at Borough Green 24.05.17
  • Matthew Rushton Residentiary Canon from 25.03.17


There are currently no imminent retirements.


Diocesan Secretary
Geoff Marsh 

Tel: 01634 560000

Archdeacon of Bromley & Bexley
The Ven Dr Paul Wright

Tel: 020 8467 8743

Archdeacon of Rochester
The Ven Simon Burton-Jones

Tel: 01634 560000

Archdeacon of Tonbridge
The Ven Clive Mansell

Tel: 01892 520660

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