David Green is the Vicar of St Mary’s, West Malling and the Rector of St Michael’s, Offham.
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 a Masters 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. Having served for nearly seven years as our ‘Priest-in-Charge’, David was made our Vicar in February 2018. In August of 2022, he became the ‘Team Vicar’ for the Kent Downs & Malling Team Ministry (which includes his previous parishes of West Malling and Offham).
David is married to Kerry and they have three children between 15 and 18 years old. David says of himself:
I am a relatively local boy. I grew up in Paddock Wood and perhaps unusually for some Vicars, I have the great privilege of ministering close to home. In worship, I very much enjoy both new and old… contemporary and traditional forms of church, and I have very much enjoyed our journey so far and I’m excited for all that may lie ahead. 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. Those two interests combined in my Masters when I wrote a thesis on the influence of projection technology and moving imagery in Christian worship. Finally, for my sins, I am a Tottenham Hotspur fan. That passion for football does tend to find its way into the odd sermon now and then!
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