The Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, led a special service on Monday 1 September to license and install the Reverend Kevin Maddy as both the new Priest-in-Charge at St Stephen’s Church, and the new Chaplain of Archbishop’s School, Canterbury. This is the first time these two roles have been joined together by formal agreement.
Members of the local community, including The Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Ann Taylor, and representatives from Archbishop’s School, were in attendance at the service.
During the service the Bishop emphasised Mr Maddy’s rich and varied ministry. After serving his curacy in Broadstairs in the Canterbury Diocese, Mr Maddy worked as an RAF and then an Army Chaplain. In 2007 he moved to Japan to become Port Chaplain and Rector of Christ Church Yokohama. He moves to St Stephens from Barnsley, where he had been serving in two concurrent parishes.
The Bishop especially highlighted that Mr Maddy’s outreach skills will be highly valued when finding ways to bring together the communities of St Stephen’s and Archbishop’s School.
Speaking after the service, Mr Maddy commented that he was ‘looking forward to the journey of exploration and discovery’ to come, throughout the shared ministry of his new role.
On Friday 26 September (9am), Mr Maddy will be formally licensed for his role as the Archbishop’s School Chaplain, at a special assembly.
Photos show: Revd Kevin Maddy with Bishop Trevor Willmott at the service in St Stephen’s
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