Meet the team



David is the Interim Priest in Charge 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 is 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.



Karen McKane
Stewart Neame













Nick is DCC Secretary, a member of the PCC and also Deanery Synod. 

Nick Widdows













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!

Ann Poole
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

Chris McKane


Chatterbox Leader

Sharon Braddy


Coffee Break Leaders

Joan Pilgrim and Bernard Self

Gift Aid Secretary

Maxine Gambrill


Sharon Braddy (website); Karen McKane (newsletter); Nick Widdows (Update)

Saturday Market Co-ordinator

Mary Fuller


Jack Dale

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