I'm Reverend Chris Hodgkins and I’m Team Rector for the Romney Marsh Benefice. Together with my colleagues I look after 14 churches from Fairfield to Dymchurch and Lydd to Burmarsh. I am married to Julie and we have 4 grown up children, 2 dogs, a cat and chickens. Before I became a priest, I was a Dairy Herdsman working on three dairy farms in Kent and Devon. I also worked at Canterbury Cathedral as a Virger before going to Westcott House Theological College. I am a keen amateur cyclist and enjoy the odd Sportive, as well as thrashing about on some Singletrack.
I look forward to my weekly visits to St Nicholas C of E Primary Academy for Collective Worship. The children never cease to amaze me with their answers to my questions and their singing is brilliant. Mrs Turner does ‘make’ me record Collective Worship on a Monday for the School Dojo but it isn’t that bad really. I particularly like meeting with the worship leads to listen to their ideas about worship and how they can help in the community. Running the confirmation classes for Year 6 was a real highlight for me as I got to see how much the children developed in a relatively short period of time and really got to know them. I can't wait to do it again next year. I also love to see year groups come to St Nicholas Church for services that they lead so well. I always come away feeling blessed by God.
I am always available for advice, help and support and can be contacted at:
I hope I will see many of you during the School year.
Our local Church is St Nicholas’ Church in New Romney. We visit frequently and you will often find Revd. Chris Reverend Chris Hodgkins, Team Rector of the Romney Marsh Benefice and Area Dean delivering our collective worship!
Reverend Chris is always happy to chat with any pupil, member of staff or parent should they find that helpful, offering spiritual, emotional or pastoral support.
If you wish to contact Reverend Chris, please do so through the Benefice Office. See website for details romneychurches.org
Regular Church Events Each Month
- Evensong is on the first Sunday of every month at 6.30pm
- Bell ringing practice Monday's 7.30pm-9pm.
- Holy Communion/Morning Prayer Tuesdays at 9.30am
- Choir Practice Thursday at 6.15pm
Messy Church now takes place at the school on the second and fifth Thursday of each term. Everyone is welcome to attend but all children have to be accompanied by an adult. Activities are lead by members of the church and include: stories, singing, art, drama and refreshments. There is no need to book your place just turn up.