THE MINISTRY TEAM
THE RECTOR, 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.
BROTHER KEVIN (SSF) - ASSOCIATE PRIEST
Brother Kevin is a member of the Society of St Francis (SSF). This means he lives in community under the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, following Christ in the way of St Francis.
Find out more about the Society of St Francis.
Email Brother Kevin via the Benefice Office or use the Contact Form. Alternatively telephone 01227 786109.
AUTHORISED LAY MINISTERS (ALM)
MRS JACQUIE WEBBER
MRS JANE GLEDHILL
MR JOHN MORRISON
Mr John Morrison - Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) 2011. Retired Army Officer and retired Civil Servant. He is on Diocesan Synod and Chaplain to the Canterbury Sea Cadet Corps.
MISS TESSA TAYLOR
Miss Tessa Taylor - I am a Reader, operating mainly at St Mildred's. I am nearly 77 so I'm having a Gap Year from 23 April 2019 until 23 April 2020.
MISS MARGARET WELLS
Miss Margaret Wells – Licensed Lay Minister (Reader), based primarily at St Peter's. Voluntary work with children. Brownie Leader (7-11); Rainbow Assistant Leader (5-7) and teaching reading to Year 2 Children (6-7). Retired from paid work.
WE ARE BLESSED IN CANTERBURY WITH A NUMBER OF RETIRED CLERGY AND BROTHER AUSTIN OF THE SOCIETY OF ST FRANCIS ORDER (SSF), WHO KINDLY SUPPORT THE THREE CHURCHES IN THIS BENEFICE:
BROTHER AUSTIN (ALM) Society of St Francis
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 Advisor to London Weekend Television. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Kent.
REV BILL CAMPEN
BISHOP JONATHAN GLEDHILL
Bishop Gledhill 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 PETER JACOBS
The Reverend Peter
Jacobs - Shipwright
1949/54; Royal Air Force 1954/57; Timber trade 1958/78; Children's Society 1979/90; Justice of the Peace 1878/98; Reader 1972/96; priest 1996/present.
REV BRIAN McHENRY
The Reverend Brian McHenry CBE has been a government lawyer, a curate in Deptford and the Vicar of Orpington. He is now an active retiree.