Vicars of St Mary's Church

Stansted was a chapel to Wrotham until 1647 when the two parishes separated for 13 years.  In 1660 the two parishes were reunited and the Rector/Vicar of Wrotham again served as the curate of Stansted until 1846.  The following table shows the curates and their period of service between 1647 and 1846.

Dates Curate Notes
1648 - Unknown Parker, William House of Lords "The Chapelry of Stanstead consisting of a Parsonage and Vicarage Tithes etc.
Unknown - 1676 Pegler, Ian 1676 census: wife Lydia
1677 - 1715 Layfield, Charles
1715 - 1747 Curteis, Thomas
1747 - 1770 Potter, John
1770 -1781 Cornwallis, James Resigned in 1781 and vacated Wrotham rectory to become Bishop of Lichfield.
1781 - 1783 Stinton, George
1783 - 1791 Tarrant, Charles
1800 - 1845 Moore, George B Son of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Died at Wrotham in 1846.

Stansted was separated from Wrotham in 1846 and from that date had its own Rector.  The following table shows the rectors and their period of service between 1846 and the present day.
Note: In 1982 the area comprising Vigo village was transferred to the ecclesiastical parish of Stansted from the parochial parishes of Meopham and Trottiscliffe, the new parochial parish was named ‘Stansted with Fairseat and Vigo’.
The following grid highlights the rectors of the parish and is presented in reverse chronological order.

Christopher Noble (1999 - 2019)

David Clark (1969 - 1999)

Henry Blowey (1961 - 1968)

Robert Coulson (1951 - 1961)

Andrew Williams (1931 - 1950)

Francis Fisher (1918 - 1931)

Arthur Cronk (1898 - 1918)

William Nunn (1873 - 1898)

Thomas Nunn (1855 - 1873)

Samuel White (1846 - 1855)