Saint James the Great

East Malling

Parish Church in the benefice of East Malling, Wateringbury and Teston in the Diocese of Rochester

Who we are

Rev Nick Williams

Vicar - Rev Nicholas Williams

Nick was instituted as vicar of the Benefice of East Malling, Wateringbury and Teston in November 2016. He lives in the Vicarage at East Malling with his wife Fiona and their two teenage sons.


Canon Derek Carpenter

Assistant Priest - Canon Derek Carpenter

Derek has been a Priest for over 40 years and served in various parishes in the Rochester Diocese. He is now retired but continues to serve as an Assistant in the Benefice and also as Chaplain to The Bishop of Tonbridge. Derek is married to Pam and he too lives in East Malling.


Alan Bramley

Reader - Alan Bramley

Alan is a Reader in the Benefice and ministers mainly at East Malling. He has been a Reader in the Diocese of Rochester for over 12 yrs. He is now a retired IT Consultant and he is married to Linda and lives in East Malling.


David Chambers

Church Warden - David Chambers

David has been the Church Warden here at East Malling for a number of years now. He has particular concerns for the fabric issues relating to the church apart from many other matters that Church Wardens deal with. He is married to Sybil and lives in Larkfield.


Sue Payne

Church Warden - Sue Payne

Sue is a Church Warden and the Secretary of the Parochial Church Council.


Benefice Administrator - Sandra Corby

Sandra is employed by the Benefice as our Administrator


Michael Rogers

Treasurer - Michael Rogers

Michael has been associated with this Parish for all of his life and is currently our Treasurer. He is busy with many other groups associated with the church. He lives in Larkfield.


Belinda Hunter

Musical Director - Belinda Hunter

Belinda is responsible for the music of the church, plays the organ and directs the choir. She is a teacher and lives in East Malling with her husband Laurence.