The Parish Church of St Mary-the-Virgin, West Malling has served our community for nearly 1,000 years. While we don’t know the names of the Priests who served here before 1339, we are nevertheless able to give a complete record of Vicars for the last seven hundred years. The list below was compiled first by the Rev C.H. Fielding who was Chaplain to the Malling Union Workhouse in the late 1800’s and wrote a book called Malling Memories. That list was subsequently reproduced in Arthur Lawson’s History of the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, West Malling which was published in 1904. We have been able to supplement the list by our more contemporary knowledge of the 20th and 21st centuries.

2011 – present David Robert John Green
1981 – 2010 Robert Brian Stevenson
1966 – 1981 Geoffrey Maxwell Young
1960 – 1966 Leslie Hills
1930 – 1966 Harold E Gualtiero Aldridge
1925 – 1930 Arthur O Daniel
1894 – 1925 Arthur W Lawson
1842 John Timins
1814 George Ferne Bates
1770 Richard Husband
1759 Robert Style
1748 James Webb
1730 Charles Brown
1712 Simon Babb
1704 Robert Scudamore
1698 Thomas Pyke (or Pike)
1695 Abraham Lord
1662 Joshua Allard ?
1660 Samuel Elwood
1659 Samuel French
1637 William Gibson
1630 Robert Throckmorton
1616 Christopher Wray
1584 Thomas Thomson
1577 Nicholas Grier
1574 Thomas Brande
1568 Milo Garrett
1524 Henry Fletcher
1517 John Bamberough
1515 William Lawson
1500 Thomas Nevill
1496 Thomas Chambre
1453 Daniel Everard
1452 John Rose
1440 John Pure
1426 William Rose or Rotse
1413 Simon Dawes
1402 John Reynolds or Peynton
1400 John Caldewell
1399 Thomas King
1399 Thomas Gerard
1399 Robert de Gaulton
1395 William Baron
1392 John Watson
1363 Ralph Rocke
1348 Richard Benson
1339 Robert de Beulton
John Peche, Archdeacon of Rochester