Meet the team
REVD DAVID VANNERLEY
David is the Team Vicar for St John's Parish Church. He is married to Jenny and has 3 sons and 4 grandchildren. He says "My aim is to treasure what God has given us in the past, to enjoy what He gives us now and prepare for what God will give us in the future when we are faithful to his mission of love in the world."
David loves singing, gardening, walking and spending time with people. His working days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays plus any days when there are weddings and funerals.
Children & Families Minister
Jane Myhill recently joined us as our Children & Families Minister. Jane's husband is David and they have two teenage children and a variety of pets!
She writes: "I believe God loves everybody, from the youngest to the oldest and I'm looking forward to working with children and families at St John's, helping them to know God's love for each of them."
Anne is married to Mike, Chairman of 6th Whitstable Scout Group. Ann is now retired following a long career in childcare. She enjoys gardening, cooking, travelling and also helps to arrange the flowers in church!
Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer
The District Church Council (DCC)
The DCC is made up of a group of people nominated and elected at our Annual District Church Meeting. Anyone who is a member of the church can be nominated to serve on the church council. The DCC holds legal responsibility for the church and oversees all the practical and business parts of running a church, as well as being somewhere people can share ideas about the life of the church. The DCC meets six times a year and always starts with a time of prayer and worship together. Current members of the DCC are Amanda Boucherat, Jack Dale, Tessa Dale, Michael Domnin, Mary Fuller, Maxine Gambrill, Joan Hughes, Chris McKane, Karen McKane, Lesley Moxon, Stewart Neame, Joan Pilgrim, David Vannerley and Nick Widdows (DCC Secretary).
The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
St John's Parish Church (Swalecliffe with Chestfield) is a member of the Whitstable Team of Anglican Churches, together with All Saints Church, St Alphege Church (Seasalter), St Alphege Church (Whitstable), St Peter's Church and St Andrew's Church. The PCC is made up of members from each of the team churches and meets four times a year.
The PCC holds legal responsibility for all the team churches and discusses the overall strategy for the team and how the team co-ordinates with each other. The current members of the PCC representing St John's are Amanda Boucherat (PCC Vice-Chair and Lay Chair, Reculver Deanery), Maxine Gambrill, Joan Hughes, Karen McKane, Stewart Neame, David Vannerley (Team Vicar) and Nick Widdows.
Ministry Leadership Team (MLT)
Mary Fuller, Karen McKane, Lesley Moxon, Jane Myhill, David Vannerley
Centre Bookings Secretary
Coffee Break Leaders
Joan Pilgrim and Bernard Self
Gift Aid Secretary
Sharon Braddy (website, social media); Karen McKane (newsletter); Nick Widdows (Update)
Saturday Market Co-ordinator