Priest in Charge of Chartham and Upper Hardres with Stelling

Chartham and Upper Hardres with Stelling is a rural benefice of two parishes and three churches not far from Canterbury. It's a benefice with a lot of potential and the parishes are working hard to realise all that potential and need the right priest to work with them.

Chartham is a large village which, although rural, has some small to medium enterprises within the village, There has been significant development within the village, increasing the population to over 5,000. The parish of Upper Hardres with Stelling is made up of three small villages and a number of hamlets with a total population of 1,000. Both parishes are involved in their communities.

Although the post is 0.5FTE at present, this is an honest expression of the work to be done. It is hoped that as the work of the people and priest together builds up the benefice, this could be a full time post in due course. You can read an introduction to Chartham Benefice here and the Benefice profile is available here.

If you’re a priest who understands rural parishes, is open to a wide range of worship styles, can communicate the Gospel clearly and will develop our spiritual life whilst collaborating with other Christian groups in the villages then please apply.  

If you are interested in applying, please do contact the Archdeacon of Ashford’s office, Archdeacon Darren Miller and Louise Mills: or call 01233 712649.