The parish of Otham with Langley is part of the newly reorganised North Downs Deanery, within the Archdeaconry of Maidstone which is part of the Diocese of Canterbury. Otham with Langley is now part of the southern parishes team ministry. The Team Rector is Canon John Corbyn (Bearsted) and the Team Vicar of Otham with Langley (Reverend Steven Hughes MBE) also has responsibility for Leeds, Broomfield and Kingswood parish/churches, as well as being Area Dean for the North Downs Deanery.
Mission Statement for St Nicholas Otham and St Mary Langley:
- To be Sacred People – Enriching lives of faith through worship, prayer, study and fellowship: Seeking, through God’s grace, to strengthen our active discipleship.
- To be Flexible People – Being open to the power of the Holy Spirit, in responding to the opportunities and challenges that lay before us in all God’s creation.
- To be Warm People – Showing to our community, with humility and sensitivity, an open and welcoming people, eager to share God’s grace through Jesus Christ.
- To be the church of the community and not just a church in it.
Otham with Langley is one parish, with one joint church council and two churches. Both churches seek to offer a warm and friendly welcome to all who join with us regularly or occasionally. Otham has a choir (6-8 members) who sing at the sung Eucharist twice each month at Otham and once a month at Langley. There is a thriving bunch of bell-ringers (new members always welcome) and Messy Church takes place on a monthly basis.