Revd. Dylan Turner

Revd. Dylan Turner

Dylan was born in Newport on the Isle of Wight. In 1992 he left the Island to study for a BMus (Hons) in Music at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. After graduation, Dylan worked for 2 years with train operator GNER, based between King’s Cross and Retford. This was followed by 8 years with the Civil Service in London. His Civil Service careers culminated with 3 years’ training staff from across the globe to help them better assist UK business to enter overseas markets. Whilst with the Civil Service, Dylan conducted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Choir for 3 years. The highlight of this role involved organising 2 concerts (one in London and one in Paris) to celebrate the centenary of the Entente Cordiale between the UK and France.

In 2006, having been recommended for ordination training, Dylan moved to Cambridge to train at Westcott House and take a degree in theology through Sidney Sussex College. He was made Deacon in 2008 and ordained Priest in 2009 in Rochester. Dylan served his curacy in the Parish of St Nicholas with St Mary, Strood. In 2012, Bishop James Langstaff offered Dylan the post of Priest-in-Charge in the Parish of Longfield and Dylan was licensed on September 19th of that year.

Dylan is also an Honorary Priest-Vicar at Rochester Cathedral, leading the offices of Evensong, and occasionally Matins. Singing Evensong has given Dylan a wonderful way of linking his Musical background with his developing Liturgical interests.

In 2010, Dylan married Jenny. Jenny is a Doctor, currently working at Maidstone Hospital. Together they enjoy travelling, entertaining, eating out and going for country walks.