Vicar of The Stour Downs: Reverend Chris Denyer

Rev Chris says, "I am delighted to serve the communities of the Stour Downs as the first Vicar of this parish."Chris Reverend Chris Denyer, Vicar of the Stour Downs 


Smeeth Rectory: 01303 470791

Parish mobile: 07526688826

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.

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.

Our Curate is Reverend Susan Manners. 

Susan's email is

Revd Susan Manners

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 470791 or

Judy Hawkins is our Safeguarding Officer and can be contacted via

Safeguarding Officer

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