Fawkham and Hartley is a semi-rural community located south of the A2, North of the M20 and a few miles east of the M25, in the DA3 postcode area. We are part of the Rural North West Kent (RNWK) Group of Churches. The RNWK Group also includes the Parishes of Longfield, Ash and Ridley. Together, the Group serves a population of 12000. Fawkham and Hartley has a population of just under 6000. Fawkham and Hartley comprises 2 medieval church buildings and one 1960s church centre, complimented by the three other historic church buildings in the RNWK Group. Ministry is shared between our clergy, who are supported by a dedicated and talented team of 10 lay ministers. Between 2014-2017, we pioneered the idea of sharing in the formation of a Group Curate.
The Bishop of Rochester seeks to appoint a Priest-in-Charge for our Parish who will work with the other clergy in the RNWK Group. As a Group, we already have many joint initiatives including a growing Messy Church, a Youth Group, active women’s and men’s fellowships and a Bible Study group. We are committed to developing a shared ‘Called to Grow’ plan as part of the Diocese of Rochester’s ‘Called Together’ framework.
The PCC have identified a number of key areas
We would like to hear from you if you are:
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We are a friendly, active and enthusiastic congregation. Our local neighbourhood is warm and welcoming with good local schools and easy access to a variety of recreational facilities. Please refer to the Parish Profile for more detailed information. We are committed to the safeguarding of all in our community.
Interview Date: 18th September 2019