Rev David Green

Rev David Green
Rev David Green

David Green is our Team Vicar and supports Helen Burn in leading the ministry of our seven parishes.

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.

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 Vicar of West Malling and Offham in February 2018. In August of 2022, he became the ‘Team Vicar’ for the Kent Downs & Malling Team Ministry.


In April 2024, it was announced that David is leaving to become the next Vicar of St Luke’s Church in Tunbridge Wells.

David is married to Kerry and they have three children between 15 and 19 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. I didn’t grow up around church and so I’m always very conscious of what it feels like to new people and I try not to assume knowledge or use too much jargon.

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!