New vicar of St Peter and St Paul 'very excited' about move to Shorne

PUBLISHED: 12:01 14 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:01 14 November 2016

Rev Hurst and his family

Rev Hurst and his family


The vicar and his family are due to move to Shorne before Christmas

The new vicar of the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul in Shorne says he is ‘very excited’ to be moving to the village

The Reverend Ted Hurst, who is currently team curate in the South Gillingham Team Ministry, is due to begin in early January, working part-time in the parish while continuing his other job as chaplain to the Kent and Medway NHS Trust.

Rev Hurst has been actively involved in ministry for about 30 years, working for different churches as children’s, youth and families worker, and as the children’s officer for the Diocese of Canterbury for 12 years.

He has been married to Sylvie for 39 years and has three grown-up sons, Colin, 38, Andrew, 36, and Karl, 30.

The couple are moving to the village before Christmas and have asked parishioners to pray for them as they move from Rainham and take up the new ministry.

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