Priest in charge: Rev Chris Denyer

I am delighted to serve the communities of the Parish of Stour Downs as Priest in Charge.

As Stour Downs was created this year, I am the first ever priest to be licensed to this parish, and we have an exciting journey ahead as we continue to shape what it is to worship and grow in faith together, here in our one parish and its six unique communities and historic places of worship.

I look forward to getting to know those who live, work and study in our villages. Please do get in touch if you have any pastoral concerns, would like a home visit or home communion, or to arrange a baptism, wedding or funeral - or you might just like a chat about faith, life or a simple natter over a cup of tea!

Please do have a look at the variety of services on offer across the Parish and try out a style of worship that suits you. A warm welcome awaits you in our friendly churches.

Liz Richardson is our parish Administrator, and she is in the parish office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15am-1:15pm. Contact Liz on 01303 4707491 or


Smeeth Rectory: 01303 470791

Parish mobile: 07526688826

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