Consultation regarding the proposal to unite the parishes of Penshurst, Fordcombe, Chiddingstone and Chiddingstone Causeway, and to combine the parishes of St Mary’s, Chiddingstone and St Luke’s, Chiddingstone Causeway closed on 8 March and the Pastoral Scheme has now been approved and came into effect on 1 April 2021.
The new Benefice is called ‘The Benefice of Penshurst, Fordcombe and the Chiddingstone Churches’ and our new parish is called ‘The Parish of Chiddingstone and Chiddingstone Causeway’.
An advert is now live in The Church Times and its website and on the Church of England recruitment site, Pathways. You can download a copy of the Benefice Profile by clicking download or following this link.
Revd Bill MacDougall will remain Associate Priest of Chiddingstone and Chiddingstone Causeway, Penshurst and Fordcombe, and will remain resident in The Chiddingstone Rectory. His position has been approved for a further year until September 2022.