St Mary Kippington | Parish team
Welcome to St Mary, Kippington, Sevenoaks. We seek to be a bridge between God and our community, sharing the love of Jesus and growing in worship, welcome and witness.
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Who's Who? Meet the Parish Team
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Revd Canon David Kitley

Vicar

David has been vicar at St Mary’s since April 2009. He is married to Cathie, and they have two children. Born in Burundi, he grew up in East Africa, attending schools mainly in Kenya, while his father worked in Rwanda and Burundi. He returned to the UK to study French and German at Durham University, before spending two years in India in a mission to European drug-addicts, hippies and drop-outs.

 

In 1978 he began training for ordination at Trinity College Bristol. He served as curate at St Stephens, Tonbridge between 1981-84, and as vicar of Emmanuel, Southall between 1984-91. In 1991 he became vicar of Christ Church, Dartford, where he and his family spent 18 years.

 

David wears another hat, as Bishop’s Advisor for Overseas Links. This involves encouraging parish churches in the Diocese of Rochester to form friendship links with parish churches in the Dioceses with whom we are linked overseas – in Estonia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. David makes occasional visits to these places.

 

Outside of work, his hobbies are photography, cycling, skiing, jogging and gardening.

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Revd Lynette Leithead

Associate Vicar
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Sally Munro

Churchwarden
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Brenda Ross

Churchwarden
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Sharon Fishwick

Pastoral Assistant
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Joan Taylor

Pastoral Assistant
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Len Ross

Organist
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Cathie Kitley

Worship Team Leader
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David Green

Principal Sidesperson
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Chris Saunders

Church Treasurer
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Jean Day

Sunday Club Coordinator
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Wendy Pritchard

Child Protection and Disclosure Officer
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Sue Shepherd

Church Secretary
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Graham Roper

Kippington Centre Manager