Readers and Revs

Revd David Guest 
David trained as a journalist and has worked on local newspapers and radio. He was ordained in 1992 and has experience in a number of parish contexts, including communications/PR. Among David's interests is Celtic spirituality and he has led a number of quiet days /retreats as well as acting as a spiritual director. David took up his role as Vicar in August 2020 and looks forward to working alongside the parish as we together discern God’s will and respond to his calling as pilgrim people together.

Dawn Hallam  - Lay Reader
Dawn works within the NHS has been a Lay Reader at St Bart's for many years. She has a particular ministry amongst the young leading Messy Church, EPIC, YPF and as a co-leader of Sunday Club. Dawn does detached youth work with Sevenoaks Area Youth Trust. She is on our PCC.


.Margaret Lidbetter - Lay Reader
Margaret's background is in education having been a Headteacher of a church primary school for many years. Along with being a Lay Reader with a licence to conduct funerals, a Pastoral Assistant she is a leader of Cameo one of our homegroups which also engages in social activities. Cameo is for those who find themselves on their own. Margaret is on our PCC


Mags Southgate - Lay Reader
Mags is a full time teacher and most recently licenced Lay Reader, although she has been leading and preaching at St Bart's for many years. Mags has a heart for young people and also a concern to see the Church grow and sustain future generations. She sees this being done though exploring new forms of worship.