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St Mary the Virgin, Chiddingstone

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The way forward

Good news! Our Rectory is occupied again!

On Wednesday 17th July, Bill MacDougall and his wife, Izzy, moved into the Rectory having taken advantage of a last-minute cancellation by the approved removals company. The house had been cleaned internally and re-decorated externally and looks smarter for the experience.

It has been a long journey to reach this point and we are indebted to all who have helped and, particularly, to Bill for his utmost patience and for his on-going ministry and greatly-appreciated pastoral work within our parish, whilst not living here.

We are indeed fortunate to have Bill as our Associate Priest, working under Tom Holme who becomes Priest-in-charge of Penshurst, Fordcombe and the Chiddingstones. Both Tom and Bill will be formally licensed by Bishop James in their new roles when a date is set by the Diocese.

May we take this opportunity to welcome Bill and Izzy to Chiddingstone and we hope they will be very happy for their two-year stay in the Rectory.


Any wedding matters should be addressed to our Parish Administrator and Wedding Co-ordinator, Louise Sanders 01892 824879 or email:

Any pastoral matters should be addressed to the Pastoral Assistant, Carol Benton (870483) or, in the Causeway, to Helen Barnes (01732-838855) and in the Hoath to Jane Ann Golds (870429). !

Any Christenings or other matters relating to St Mary’s or St Luke’s should go to the relevant churchwardens please (contact numbers in our local directory).