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 
01634 717360
The Vicarage
Hermitage Road, Higham, ME3 7NE 

Parish Reader / Ordinand
Mr Simon Walker


Mrs Val Laurens

Evenings only - 07794 523179
11 St John's Road, Higham

01474 823423
12 Villa Road, Higham
  Mrs Helen Walker
01474 396569
11 St John's Road, Higham
 PCC Secretary
Mrs Sarah Wright
01474 823872
 Hon Treasurer
Mrs Anne Tammas-Williams
 Electoral Roll and Stewardship Recorder

Mrs Ann Utton

01474 822983
 Vulnerable Adults Officer
Mrs Kim Wood
 Child Protection Officer
Mrs Catherine Ody

 Disclosure Barring Lead Recruiter

Mrs Carole Rough
        Mrs Catherine Ody

01474 823492