Hi, I’m Richard and my family has been in Brenchley since 1933 when my father, Vernon Beale, bought Parsonage Farm. Back then, Brenchley was a farming community which sustained many businesses and a number of shops that have sadly closed their doors.
Brenchley is my home. I was christened in the village church, where I attended regularly with my parents, then with my wife and our children. I am happy to say that I took marriage vows in the same church where my parents married and also my children. In 2007 I was invited to be a Church Warden and I duly accepted and served for nine years. As Church Warden I took up the role of Church Representative as a Village Hall trustee for three years.
I support Brenchley21 to ensure that our village will thrive for the next generation of my family and yours.