Readers and Revs

​Revd Richard Worssam - Vicar of St Bartholomew's
Richard came to Otford as Vicar in April 2008 although this was not his first conection with Otford  and St Bart's. From 1986-1989, whilst he was working with the Church Mission Society (CMS) in Hong Kong, he was our CMS Mission Partner. Richard, as Vicar, is concerned to see growth in all areas of church ministry from working with the youngest to oldest, the churched and unchurched.

Revd Chris Reed - Honorary Minister
Chris has many years experience in parish ministry and on retiring to Otford has become a valuable member of the Readers and Revs team here at St Bart's leading and preaching at many services including our mid-week communion service


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.


Bill Lattimer - Lay Reader
Bill came to faith later in life and has a strong desire to preach the gospel using God's word but at the same time acknowledging the pressures of living in a modern, constantly evolving society. He is leader of one of our homegroups and co-ordinates our Men's Group. Bill was instrumental in the setting up of Trinity School, Sevenoaks.


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 and is a leader of Cameo one of our homegroups which also engages in social activities. Cameo is for those who find them selves 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. Mags is on our PCC