St. John's Church

Living stones, loving God, serving others

Who's Who


Our church is served by the Incumbent (Parish Priest) who has responsibility to and for the people of God in our parish of Higham with Merston, not just those who attend church. To help him in his duty of care and the administration of services, he is assisted by a body of church members who work together to promote our mission of being living stones, loving God, serving others. 

Parish  Priest
Fr James Southward 
TEL:  01634  717360
The Vicarage
Hermitage Road, Higham, ME3 7NE 

Hon Assistant Parish Priest
Fr Peter Bolton


Mrs Teresa Joblin

TEL:  01474 822726
17 Hermitage iRoad, Higham
TEL: 01474 396569
Hill Cottage, Telegraph Hill, Higham
  Mrs Helen Walker
TEL:  01474  396569
 11 St John's Road, Higham
 PCC Secretary
Mrs Sarah Wright
TEL:  01474  823872
 Hon Treasurer
Mrs Anne Tammas-Williams
 Electoral Roll and Stewardship Recorder
 Vulnerable Adults Officer
Mrs Kim Wood
 Parish Safeguarding Officer and  Child Protection Officer
Mrs Catherine Ody

 Disclosure Barring Lead Recruiter

Mrs Carole Rough
        Mrs Catherine Ody 
TEL:  01474  823492