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


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

  • Gary Calville Preist in Charge at Luton from 16.04.17
  • Peter Hayler Rector at Shipbourne w Plaxtol from 06.05.17
  • Chris Turner Priest in Charge at Borough Green from 24.05.17
  • Lorraine Turner Vicar at Platt from 30.05.17
  • Andrea Ward Priest in Charge at Chatham St Paul w All Saints from 27.06.17
  • Nigel Poole Preist in Charge Penge at St John from 09.07.17
  • Carol Morgan Preist in Charge at Chatham St Mary & St John from 13.07.17
  • Tim Edwards Rector at Knockholt w Halstead from 15.07.17
  • Simon Couper Vicar at Beckenham St Paul 19.07.17
  • Lynn Trainor Vicar at Langton Green from     .17
  • Sue Vallente-Kerr Pioneer Minister at Strood Cluster Pioneer Ministry from 30.03.17
  • Gill Martin (Church Army) Families and Childrens Missioner at Northfleet & Rosherville/Perry Street from 10.06.17
  • Lynette Leithead Associate Vicar SSM at Kippington from 25.06.17
  • Matthew Taylor curate at Sevenoaks St Nicholas from 30.09.17
  • Folake Makanjuola curate at Rochester St Peter w St Margaret from 30.09.17
  • Wendy Carr curate at Tonbridge St Peter & St Paul from 30.09.17
  • Edward Pritchett curate at Beckenham St George from 30.09.17
  • Nicola Harvey curate at Hadlow from 30.09.17
  • Amanda Maskell curate at Gillingham St Mark from 30.09.17
  • Harriet Hall (SSM) curate at Kingsdown from 30.09.17
  • Jim Bennett (SSM) curate at Slade Green from 30.09.17
  • Christine Allen (SSM) curate at South Gillingham from 30.09.17
  • Carol Morrison Director of Spiritual Health and Wellbeing at Burrswood Health and Wellbeing 04.05.17
  • Sharon Copestake Area Dean (Strood Deanery) from 30.03.17


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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