David Green is our Vicar. Technically, his title is ‘Priest-in-Charge’ but whether you describe him as Priest-in-Charge, or find it easier to think of him as Vicar, Pastor, or Minister, David has the privilege of working full-time to lead our church communities.
Before training for ordained ministry, David worked as a New Media Manager within the publishing industry in London. He trained for ordination at Ridley Hall in Cambridge and was ordained in 2008. David holds a BA in Biblical Studies from the University of Sheffield, a Post-graduate Diploma in Ordained Ministry from Canterbury Christ-Church and an MA in Pastoral Theology from his time at Ridley.
This is his first parish at Incumbent-level status. Prior to this posting, he was the Curate at St Philip & St James in Walderslade. He began his ministry here in September 2011.
David is married to Kerry and they have three children approaching teenage years. David says of himself:
I grew up in Paddock Wood and so this feels a lot like coming home in being able to minister in these three parishes. I very much enjoy both new and old… contemporary and traditional forms of church, and I am excited by the opportunity that is here. When I’m not working for and on behalf of my parishes, I first and foremost like spending time with my wife Kerry and being a dad to my three kids. I’m something of a movie buff and have written and spoken about the use of imagery and films in church. I’m also a bit of an unashamed geek and muck about with computers. Finally, for my sins, I am a Tottenham Hotspur fan and that passion does tend to find its way into the odd sermon now and then!
You can also follow David on Twitter.