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:


* In addition to the current role
* * New benefice created by Pastoral Scheme

  • Ade Lawal Assistant Priest at Borstal from 25.07.21
  • Ade Lawal Assistant Priest at Rochester St Peter w St Margaret from 25.07.21
  • Michael Gentry Assistant Rector at Chelsfield w Green Street Green & Pratts Bottom from 25.08.21
  • Mark Edwards Curate at Gravesend St George from 25.09.21
  • Jayne Shillito Curate at Rural North West Kent Group  from 25.09.21
  • Mandy Clampin Curate at Kingsdown  from 25.09.21
  • Eucharia Asiegbu Curate at Sidcup St John w Footscray  from 25.09.21
  • Sheela Thomas Curate at Beckenham St John  from 25.09.21
  • Nicholas Ross  Curate at St Nicholas, Sevenoaks from 25.09.2021
  • William Davie Curate at South Gillingham from 25.09.2021
  • Steve Osei-Mensah (SSM) Curate at West Sevenoaks Team Ministry   from 25.09.21
  • Helen Musson (SSM) Curate at Orpington Christ Church  from 25.09.21
  • Esther Bevan (SSM) Curate at Dartford St Edmund and St Alban  from 25.09.21
  • Ethlyn Roy-Johnson (SSM) Curate at Slade Green from 25.09.21
  • Mark Packer (SSM) Curate at Shipbourne w Plaxtol from 25.09.21


Diocesan Secretary
Matthew Girt
Tel: 01634 560000

Archdeacon of Bromley & Bexley
The Ven Dr Paul Wright

Tel: 020 8467 8743

Archdeacon of Rochester
The Ven Andrew Wooding Jones

Tel: 01634 560000


Archdeacon of Tonbridge
The post of Archdeacon of Tonbridge is currently vacant.  For enquiries concerning appointments within Tonbridge Archdeaconry, please contact Fiona Porter in the first instance ( who wil direct you to another Archdeacon in the Diocese." 

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