Revd Carol Smith

Prior to being a parish priest, Carol worked as a PA in six English counties, the Middle East and London where her role at The Mission to Seafarers’ International Headquarters led to the fruition of her calling. Carol has served in Epping, Chelmsford and since 2017 in Herne Bay where she is Vicar of Herne St Martin’s with St Peter’s Greenhill. These roles plus training as a Spiritual Director, heading up the Chelmsford Diocesan Workplace Chaplaincy Team, serving as Chaplain to Essex County Council and as an Honorary Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral broadened her understanding and experience of God’s mission to all people in a variety of different contexts.

During a sabbatical in 2015, Carol’s experience was further broadened when she served as Chaplain on board a Fred Olsen Cruise ship for 30 consecutive days and considered to what extent community is formed, both above and below deck among passengers and crew.