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

Other opportunities

Children and Young People


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

  • Ian Smith Vicar at Blendon from 03.03.2018
  • Jessie Daniels White Vicar at Cray Valley from 21.03.18
  • Stephen Niechcial Vicar at Petts Wood from 19.04.18
  • Nathan Ward Vicar at Rainham from 21.04.18
  • Cathy Knight-Scott Priest-in-Charge at Sidcup, St John (S) from 29.05.18
  • Cathy Knight-Scott Priest-in-Charge at Footscray w North Cray (S) from 29.05.18
  • Lisa Cornell curate at Yalding w Collier Street from 29.09.18
  • Laura Faturoti curate at Christ Church, Dartford from 29.09.18
  • Nicola Rawlins curate at St Augustine, Gillingham from 29.09.18
  • Jessica Smith curate at St Francis, Strood from 29.09.18
  • Luke Bacon curate at Christ Church, Beckenham from 29.09.18
  • Judi Hammill curate at St James, Tunbridge Wells from 29.09.18
  • Gordon Taylor curate at Trinity w Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells from 29.09.18
  • Anthea Harris-Faulkner (SSM) curate at Greenhithe from 29.09.18
  • Simon Walker (SSM) curate at St Mary, Swanley from 29.09.18
  • Mark Barker Rochester Cathedral Honorary Canon 11.03.18
  • Rachael Knapp Rochester Cathedral Honorary Canon 11.03.18
  • Nicholas Read Rochester Cathedral Honorary Canon 11.03.18
  • Nigel Bourne Area Dean of Gravesend from 17.03.18
  • Alyson Davie Rochester Cathedral Honorary Canon 15.04.18
  • Pamela Ive Rochester Cathedral Honorary Canon 15.04.18
  • Penny Stephens Hospice in the Weald Chaplaincy from TBC


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 Julie Conalty
Mob: 07511 900265

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