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Meet the Team

Rev Hugh Nelson is the Vicar
His job is to oversee the life of the church community and it's growing role in resourcing Christians from other local churches. Contact Hugh for support in any area of your life, for anything relating to faith, church or God or for information about services including baptisms, funerals or weddings. He is married to Lizzie, and they have 4 children. Hugh loves cricket, his garden, talking about God and good coffee.
01580 211739
Caroline Turvey is the Lay Minister
She is responsible for everything to do with children, young people and families. She is part of the church leadership team. 
Caroline, also known as Caz, loves being with her family, especially on holidays, going for a good walk, doing a spot of knitting and reading a good book. 
01580 211739
Becky Addis is the Church Administrator
Becky's job is to keep the church community well run and organised. Contact Becky for  information about weddings, baptisms, church services or anything to do with the church. 
Becky loves God, chatting to people and running. 
01580 211739
Rev Craig Huxley is the Assistant Curate.
Craig (or Father Hux, as he is known at School) is Chaplain to Benenden School and helps out at Goudhurst and Kilndown at weekends. This includes taking services, preaching and drinking tea/eating biscuits. Craig loves God, the people he serves and running…though not as fast as Becky! 
01580 236723 

Simon Taurins is Church Warden of St Mary's
Simon is part of the leadership team of St Mary's, with responsibility for our direction and strategy. He has a particular care for preaching and teaching. He's also a rather fine cook.
07768 598239

Ali Williams is Church Warden of St Mary's
Ali is part of the leadership team, which has responsibility for looking after the overall direction of the church community. She is also responsible for Connect and leads on issues relating to the church building. She doesn't like having her picture on websites like this! 
07944 776008 
David Denton is Church Warden & Organist of Christ Church
David knows more about Christ Church and its history than anyone else, and is the person to contact with questions about the building. As a Church Warden, he shares responsibility for the overall vision and direction of Christ Church. As organist he is responsible for the music. As David, he does a thousand other things which make our life better.
01892 890244

Andrea Kirkby is our Safeguarding Officer
Andrea is responsible for everything to do with the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults  - something we take very seriously. You can contact her if you have any concerns about a Safeguarding issue. Find out more about Safeguarding here.Her garden has one of the best views in Kent.
01580 211037
Church Office & Vicar - 01580 211739   hugh.nelson@ymail.com