Associate Priest for St Margaret’s Church

St. Margaret’s Church, Rainham are pleased to welcome Revd. Melanie Simms as their Associate Priest, to work alongside the Vicar The Revd. Judy Henning.
Revd. Melanie was licensed by the Bishop of Rochester Rt. Revd. James Langstaff at a service in St Margaret’s led by Revd. Judy Henning and attended by many parishioners, as well as friends and former colleagues of Melanie.
Revd. Melanie Simms comes to Rainham from The Church of the Holy Spirit in Southway and St. Mary’s in Tamerton Foliot; both are areas of Plymouth, Devon.  She was ordained Deacon in 2008. and Priest in 2009.
The Vicar of Rainham Revd. Judy Henning said “This was a joyous and long awaited occasion, Although Melanie was born in Canada and has been serving as a Curate in Plymouth, she has links with Kent and feels she has come home.”

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