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 Vicar of Otham with Langley with responsibility for Leeds, Broomfield and Kingswood parish / churches is Rev. Mark Pavey. The Team Rector is Canon John Corbyn (Bearsted).
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 Holy Communion services. There is a thriving bunch of bell-ringers (new members always welcome) and Messy Church takes place on a monthly basis.
Every Sunday there is a service at Otham at 9.30am and a service at Langley at 11.00am.
The Otham services are Holy Communion on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays and Family worship on the 3rd Sunday.
The Langley services are Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays and All Age Worship on the 2nd Sunday.
In months where there is a 5th Sunday, a joint service will be held at one of the churches covered by the Team Ministry. The location will be published on the website.