Our Clergy

Rector: Reverend Mark Griffin

Rev MarkMark became Rector of St Martin and St Paul in September 2017, having previously served as Vicar of St Luke’s, Sevenoaks in the Diocese of Rochester for ten years.

He was ordained in Canterbury Cathedral in 1996 serving his curacy in Walmer and his first incumbency as Vicar of Wingham, Elmstone, Preston and Stourmouth just a few miles down the road.

His ministry has included work as a Vocation Advisor in both diocese, a role which is very close to his heart and spells as an Honorary Canon of Rochester Cathedral and Rural Dean of Sevenoaks. He is Deputy County Chaplain for St John’s Ambulance and has held a number of other chaplaincy roles over the years.

Mark is a Kentish man by birth and is married to Clare. He has a great love of cricket (which is well catered for in Canterbury), theatre and travelling.

Curate: Reverend Charlotte Sleigh

Charlotte SleighCharlotte was ordained in Canterbury Cathedral in 2022, having studied at St Augustine's College of Theology, Kent. 

She is currently in self-supporting ministry, working four days a week as an academic in the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL.  She also teaches science and spirituality at St Augustine's College. 

Charlotte has lived in Canterbury for over twenty years and is married with three teenage boys.  

When she is not busy doing something else, she loves playing and listening to music (hip hop to classical and lots in between!), gardening, walking and reading.