Team Rector

Holy Cross Church in Bearsted, Kent is looking for an inspirational, engaging, empowering communicator, able to embrace diversity in styles of worship, to be our new parish priest.

We are looking not just for a team leader but a team builder: someone who puts Kingdom building above empire building and with the skills and passion to develop further training programmes for existing and new lay team members.

As Team Rector for the North Downs Benefice and parish priest at Holy Cross Church, you: 

  • Have a lively and active faith in God
  • Remain firm in the belief that God is for us, is active today and can (and does) transform lives

 You will have:

  • Experience in leadership and, importantly, appreciate that this role requires collaboration with other team ministers and churches and the leaders of other local denominations / organisations
  • The organisational skills to be able to commit to the leadership of Holy Cross Church, whilst also allowing time for leading the wider North Downs team
  • Communication skills that facilitate engagement with people of all ages and in a diversity of settings
  • A creative vision for expanding the Kingdom – with a strategy for making that happen; and a sense of humour. 

We can offer you:

  • A strong, loving, supportive and welcoming community of souls keen to grow in personal faith and to expand God’s kingdom
  • A congregation that is able to pay its parish share and provide a fully quorate PCC
  • A vibrant village with lots of activities for adults and children 
  • Hard working and committed colleagues ready to support you in your work
  • Beautiful surroundings to inspire you in your work. 

If you feel that God might be calling you to new ministry in the North Downs Benefice, please contact: Archdeacon Sewell's PA Samantha Mann or 01622 934449. 

Closing date:  22 April 

Interview date: 30 May 

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