Local Leadership

St Mary the Virgin, Ashford town centre has a parish priest whose time is divided equally between the church and Ashford School as their chaplain. 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 parish priest. 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. The Parish awaits the arrival of the next Team Rector, Reverend Canon Dr Jeremy Worthen, who will be licenced in October 2020.

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: https://www.st-marys-ashford.kent.sch.uk/

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

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

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