Local Leadership

St Mary the Virgin, Ashford town centre has a priest whose time is divided equally between the church and Ashford School. The church has a Local Leadership Team (LLT) which meets quarterly to review, plan and lead the work of the church community in fulfilling its local mission in co-operation with the priest. Three members of the LLT form the Standing Committee to support the priest with urgent matters. The Ashford Town Parish Parochial Church Council (PCC) has overall responsibility.  Rev John MacKenzie the Team Rector, has moved to another parish and the Parish is now in interregnum.

During the interregnum please use this prayer:

God our Father, We thank you for the Parish of Ashford Town and for the diversity and richness of our expressions of worship, mission and church life.

In this time of Interregnum we pray for ourselves, that we would unite in supporting and building each other up so that we might   discern new ways of being Parish together. We pray for the appointment of a new Team Rector. Give wisdom and discernment to those entrusted with the task of appointment. We ask you to prepare our new Team Rector to be ready to serve us with joy and wisdom; to build us up in faith; and to lead us by example in loving obedience to your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ . Amen.



Links and partnerships

A Church Near You – Safeguarding Page


Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Anita Sorrell and can be contacted on 07849 903378 or on safeguarding@ashfordchurches.co.uk

Ashford Parish website: (http://www.ashfordchurches.co.uk/)

A Church Near You: https://www.achurchnearyou.com/

Canterbury Diocese https://www.canterburydiocese.org/

The Church of England https://www.churchofengland.org/

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School:


Ashford School: https://www.ashfordschool.co.uk/

Ashford Borough Council: https://www.ashford.gov.uk/

Revelation Ashford:  https://revelationashford.co.uk/