Dover Team Rector

Dover is a large town with many different social and cultural situations. It can be a challenging place but it is also an exciting place with a lot of potential.

  • Do you have a heart for working with people from all walks of life?
  • Are you passionate about reaching out to those on the fringe and those who don’t know church at all?

Then this could be just the right place for you. We're looking for someone with a heart for a place like Dover and is passionate for the Gospel for all. Our new Team Rector will be a team player who thrives on working with a range of people and appreciate all that the various traditions of the Church can offer. Please click here for the Parish Profile.

Dover is a town where much is held together - sometimes in tension! From heritage to the challenges of places with social deprivation, from regeneration to the traditional, this is a place where the Church has much to engage with and to show God's love in action. 

As the town changes, so does the Church. The Team Ministry expanded in 2019 and is discovering new ways of ministering across Dover and developing the Town Team Vision: first to be spiritually fruitful, to follow Christ and be his disciples; second, we want our churches to work together in their unique ways to show our love for our God, our neighbours and our community. That will involve inspiring worship; deepening faith; persistent prayer; mutual care and reaching out with Jesus’ love to those in need.  The parish profile can be found here.

Main Responsibilies will include:

  • To head up the ministry team and discern ways of developing ministry and mission within the Dover Town Team.
  • To work across the team building up connections and increasing a sense of relationship between worshipping communities.
  • To have pastoral responsibility for St Mary’s church.·
  • To participate fully in all aspects of the collegiate ministry of the Dover Town Team, The Dover Deanery and our Diocese.
  • To take full advantage of opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • To engage fully with the Diocesan vision: Changed Lives>Changing Lives.

For further information please apply here


Closing date: 26/06/2020

Interviews:  17/07/2020 (In light of the Coronavirus situation, interviews may take place by video conference or be delayed)

Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills: