The Ministry Team
The Rector, Rev Jo Richards
trained locally for ministry with the South East Institute of
Theological Education (now St Augustine’s Theological College) under the
umbrella of Durham University, where she graduated in January 2018.
was ordained in Canterbury Cathedral in 2014 and went on to serve her
curacy in the Parish of St Martin and St Paul, Canterbury before taking
up her role as Rector of St Dunstan, St Mildred and St Peter in 2018.
Jo sees her ministry as incarnational, meeting people where they are at, in whatever context that might be, recognising Christ in all that we are and all that we do. Issues relating to social justice and inclusiveness are particularly close to Jo’s heart.
Before ordained Ministry, Jo worked as a physiotherapist and ergonomist. She is married with three children and enjoys walking and the outdoor life in her spare time.
Rev Kevin Goodman - Associate Priest
Kevin is Associate Priest in this Benefice. He has been a member for many years of the Society of St Francis (SSF), living in community under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and following Christ in the way of St Francis.
Authorised Lay Ministers (ALM)
Mrs Jacquie Webber
Mrs Jane Gledhill
Mr John Morrison
John became a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) in 2011. He is a retired Army Officer and retired Civil Servant. He is on Diocesan Synod and Chaplain to the Canterbury Sea Cadet Corps.
Miss Tessa Taylor
Tessa operates mainly at St Mildred's.
Miss Margaret Wells
Margaret is a Licensed
Lay Minister (Reader), based primarily at St Peter's. Her other voluntary includes work
with children. She is a Brownie Leader (7-11); Rainbow Assistant Leader (5-7) and
teaches reading to Year 2 Children (6-7). Now retired from paid work.
We are blessed in Canterbury with a number of retired Clergy and Br Austin of the Society of St Francis Order (SSF), who kindly support the three churches in the Benefice:
Brother Austin (ALM) Society of St Francis
Rev Mark Blamey
Rev Perry Butler
Fr Perry retired to Canterbury in 2009 after 30 years in parish ministry, lastly as rector of St George's Bloomsbury and a Director of Ordinands in the London Diocese. An Oxford DPhil in church history, Perry taught for the Southwark Ordination Course and was Anglican Religious Adviser to London Weekend Television. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Kent.
Rev Bill Campen
Bishop Jonathan Gledhill
Bishop Jonathan was priest-in charge at St George's Church, Folkestone from 1978-83. From 1983-96 he was Vicar of St Mary Bredin in Canterbury and a tutor at the Canterbury School of Ministry. From 1988-94 he was Rural Dean at Canterbury and Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral from 1992-96. He became Bishop of Southampton in 1996-2003 and Bishop of Lichfield from 2003 until his retirement 12 years later.
Rev Brian McHenry
Rev Brian McHenry CBE has been a government lawyer, a curate in Deptford and the Vicar of Orpington. He is now an active retiree.