Bluewater Chaplain and KWM Coordinating Chaplain

9th January 2023

We are delighted to announce that Penny Culliford will be the new part-time Lead Chaplain at Bluewater Shopping Centre and part-time Coordinating Chaplain for Kent Workplace Mission. She will start on 1st April 2023.


Penny has been a Chaplain at Thames Gateway YMCA since 2015, most recently serving as the Lead Chaplain. Previously she has worked in the Civil Service in the Department of Employment and as a teacher.

Penny is also a Lay Reader within the Church of England. She has been licensed to lead services and preach in the Parish of St Michael and All Angels, Wilmington in the Diocese of Rochester, Kent since 2013.

She is a published novelist and playwright and broadcasts occasionally on BBC Radio Kent, discussing faith issues.

Penny is married with two adult children and enjoys going to the theatre, walking, reading, and spending time with friends.




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