Welcome to our Vacancy page for the Benefice of Richmond with Hudswell, Downholme and Marske. 

We are delighted to announce that the Revd Martin Fletcher currently serving as Vicar of Hersham in the Diocese of Guildford, has been appointed as Rector of the United Benefice of Richmond with Hudswell and Downholme and Marske in the Ripon Episcopal Area of the Diocese of Leeds. 

A licensing date will be announced soon (we think Martin may start in April 2018).

We pray for Martin as he prepares over the next few weeks and months to leave Hersham and for his congregation as they begin to start their vacancy process.


For more information about our parishes and group of churches, may we encourage you to look at our Brochure which was prepared as part of our vacancy process.


This website is full of information and our gallery has lots of photographs. We very much hope you will enjoy exploring.