The Ministry Team

The Rector, Rev Jo Richards

Rev Jo Richards

Jo 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.

Jo 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.

Contact Jo Richards via the Benefice Office or use the Contact Form. Alternatively phone 01227 786109.


Rev Kevin Goodman - Associate Priest

Brother Kevin SSF

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.  

Email Kevin via the Benefice Office or use the Contact Form. Alternatively telephone 01227 786109.





Authorised Lay Ministers (ALM)

Mrs Jacquie Webber

Jacquie Webber

Email Jacquie Webber via the Benefice Office or use the Contact Form. Alternatively telephone 01227 786109.





Readers

Mrs Jane Gledhill

Jane Gledhill


Email Jane Gledhill via the Benefice Office or use the Contact Form. Alternatively telephone 01227 786109.




Mr John Morrison

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.

Email John Morrison via the Benefice Office or use the Contact Form. Alternatively telephone 01227 786109.





Miss Tessa Taylor

Miss Tessa Taylor

Tessa operates mainly at St Mildred's. 

Email Tessa Taylor via the Benefice Office or use the Contact Form. Alternatively telephone 01227 786109.







Miss Margaret Wells

Ms 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.

Email Margaret Wells via the Benefice Office or use the Contact Form. Alternatively telephone 01227 786109.




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

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 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

Rev Brian McHenry CBE has been a government lawyer, a curate in Deptford and the Vicar of Orpington. He is now an active retiree.





Rev Michael Reeve

Michael Reeve





Rev Jean Taylor


Rev Iain Taylor

Rev Iain Taylor

Rev Iain Taylor, Assistant Priest. Iain was ordained in 2003. Churchwarden 1967 - 1984. Parish Reader 1971 - 2003. Formerly a Gentleman’s Outfitter.