St Michael & All Angels

Sharing God's Love


Our Parish is currently in interregnum. Please contact a Church Warden (details below).

Announcement from the Bishop's Office: 

 "We are pleased to announce that The Reverend Nicky Harvey, currently Assistant Curate at St. Mary's Hadlow, Kent, and on secondment to the Benefice of Mereworth, Wateringbury and West Peckham, Kent, has been appointed to the post of Vicar of Marden.  This appointment is subject to a DBS clearance.  The licensing occasion will be held on 13th October and will comply with government guidelines for social distancing restrictions at the time"

Sarah Emanuel - 01622 832925 email


Youth and Children's Minister 
Kathy Young -
07834 760787 email

Youth and Childrens Minister

Authorised Lay Minister
Amanda Abbitt - 01622 820881 email


See also our Prayer and Pastoral teams

Graham Codling - 01622 832622  email


Carol Walker - 01622 831132 email
Church Warden

Parish Administrator
Judy Noakes - 01622 831890 email

Parish Administrator

Jane Lowther  - 01622 832974 email


Kevin Deacon - 01622 831727   email


Music in Worship
Jane Lowther - 01622 832974   email

PCC Liaison
Carol Walker - 01622 831132 email

Ministry Leadership Team (see note 1 below)

The team consists of:
Amanda Abbitt (Pastoral)
Graham Codling (Mission)
Sarah Emanuel (Reader)
Janet Gowen-Smith (Prayer)
Jane Lowther (Music)
Judy Noakes (Administration)
Carol Walker (Liaison)
Kathy Young (Youth and Children)
The 'Worship' place is vacant during the interregnum.

PCC (see note 2 below)
The members of the Parochial Church Council are:
Incumbent: Vacant - Parish in Interregnum
Churchwardens: Graham Codling and Carol Walker
Deanery Representatives: Brian Woodgate, Di Copas, Graham Codling
Elected members of the council:
Ali Bonney
Sandra Bourne
David Emanuel
Jane Higgs
Jane Lowther
Stephen Meech
Jonathan Picken
Zoe Tsui
Robert Tweddle
Chris Wyton
Matthew Young

To contact any members of the PCC email

Note 1 - Ministry Leadership Team

The Ministry Leadership, in its many forms, has been central to the life of this Parish for many years. We recognize that it is not possible for the Vicar alone to meet all the ministerial requirements in this Parish, and are therefore called to work together as part of the body of Christ.
The Ministry Leadership Team is made up of men and women recognized by the Vicar as Godly people who will work with her to further Christ's Kingdom here on earth. They share with the Vicar, Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council in the leadership of this Parish. They are accountable to the Vicar and PCC and, as are we all, to the people of this Parish and to God.

Note 2 - Parochial Church Council
The Parochial Church Council is the governing body of the Parish Church and works with the Vicar in the whole mission of the church. The Vicar, other ministers (lay and ordained), the Churchwardens and our representatives at the Deanery & Diocesan Synods are "ex officio" members of the Council - the remaining 12 members are elected at the Annual Meeting (currently April 19-April 20, we have 11 elected members). One third of these retire after a three year term, but may stand for re-election. Those nominated must be over 16, on the Electoral Roll and a regular communicant at Communion. Candidates will be asked to provide a written summary stating why they intend to stand for the post, and their vision of how the church should be moved forward. They can either read the statement themselves, or ask someone to read it for them.
Being a member of the PCC carries with it a degree of responsibility. It is not a position of privilege or pleasure, but one through which Christ's work may be done effectively. Members are expected to attend council meetings, join in the "Awayday" and support the activities of the church wherever possible. St Paul reminds us that we are all members of the body of Christ and that we all have different gifts or talents*. It is our Christian duty to use these talents in the best way we can.
*1 Corinthians 12; 27 and Romans 12; 6

'There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. You are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it.'   
1 Corinthians 12: v4&27

'God had given us the task of telling everyone what He is doing. We're Christ's representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God's work of making things right between them.' 
2 Corinthians 5: v19

'Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18: Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.'
Matthew 18: v 19-20