The Bishop of Tonbridge is pleased to announce that The Revd Lorna Clair Faulkner is to be appointed the next Rector of the benefice of Coxheath, East Farleigh, Hunton, Linton and West Farleigh.
Of course, Lorna is very well known to the church family and wider community, having recently completed her curacy in the Benefice and where she has been covering the interregnum. She is looking forward to building on the opportunities she has had already to engage with parish councils, schools, groups and organisations across the five parishes, as well as developing deeper relationships with the church members in this new substantive post.
Lorna trained at St Augustine’s, and before ordination was a teacher. Strengthening our links within the local community, including the schools, is important to her, so that all can be encouraged to experience a personal and deepening relationship with God.
Away from her priestly ministry Lorna enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and is hoping to get better at gardening.
Lorna is married to Rich, who is a teacher, and they have 3 older children – 2 adults and a teenager – all living at home still. They hope to move to the Rectory in September following Lorna’s final Sunday on 18th September. Lorna will be taking a break before her Licencing on Monday 17th October 2022.
Please hold Lorna and the family in your prayers as they prepare to move and Lorna begins her new ministry in this place.