Priests 2017-01-18T07:59:10+00:00

Priests

Revd David Adlington

Rev. David Adlington (1951-) Having studied at Kings College London and St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury, Father David was ordained as Deacon in 1973 and served his curacy at St. Paul’s Clapham (1974-1977) and St Matthew’s Bethnal Green (1977-1980). He was ordained Priest in 1975. He served as Priest at St Peter’s Stepney and was Succentor at Southwark Cathedral (1984-1987) before moving to Wales where he became Succentor at Llandaff Cathedral and then priest of several Parishes between 1988 and 2000. He became Diocesan Director of Education (1991-2000)

Father David moved to the Canterbury Diocese in 2000 becoming Priest in Charge of St. Mary and St. Eanswythe, Folkestone (2000-2002) and then at Elham (2002-2013) He returned to Folkestone in 2013 to be Priest in Charge at St. Mary and St. Eanswythe and Vicar of St. Peter’s, Folkestone, being the first incumbent to hold the two Benefices jointly. They remain separate parishes. Father David is an Honourable Minor Canon at Canterbury Cathedral (since 2001) and has been serving as Area Dean of the Ealham Deanery since 2014.

Father Charles Joseph Ridsdale

Father Charles Joseph Ridsdale

First Incumbent of St Peter’s Church. from 1868 to 1923. Died in June 1929

Father Walter Henry Pickburn

Father Walter Henry Pickburn

Second Incumbent of St Peter’s Church from 1923 to 1947. Died 14th June 1948

Father Vivian Roy Bartlett

Father Vivian Roy Bartlett

Third Incumbent of St Peter’s Church from 1947 to 1956. Died 18th September 1956

Father Humphrey John Lewis Stephens

Father Humphrey John Lewis Stephens

Fourth Incumbent of St Peter’s Church from 1957 to 1970. Died 7th August 1986

Father Francis Capener

Father Francis Capener

Fifth Incumbent of St Peter’s Church from 1971 to 1990

Father Michael Houghton

Father Michael Houghton

Sixth Incumbent of St Peter’s Church Instituted on 9th June 1990 by The Right Reverend Richard Third, Bishop of Dover Left St Peter’s 1998 to be Consecrated Bishop of Ebbsfleet 1998 Died 18th december 1999

Father John Paddock

Father John Paddock

Seventh Incumbent of St Peter’s Church from 1999 to 2005

Father Stephen Bold

Father Stephen Bould

Eighth Incumbent of St Peter’s Church. 2006 to 2011 Departed for the Ordinariate