We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:

  • values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual
  • reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve
  • fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and ensuring that all employees, job applicants, customers and other persons with whom we deal are treated fairly and are not subjected to discrimination. We want to ensure that we not only observe the relevant legislation but also do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We expect all of our employees to be treated and to treat others with respect. Our aim is to provide a working environment free from harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form which may affect the dignity of the individual.

Parish Priest (Priest in Charge), Temple Ewell with Lydden

Part time

This post offers a unique opportunity to lead our churches in the beautiful and historic villages of Lydden and Temple Ewell, a benefice that is eager for growth; pastoral, relational and mission focused.

We are seeking to appoint a 0.2 FTE Priest who will work with us in developing the next stages of our journey.  We are looking for someone:

  • who can stir and deepen our faith
  • who has the vision to carry mission into our communities
  • with the energy to bring new ideas to life
  • who is willing to take risks in developing new initiatives to share the gospel
  • who is confident with traditional and new forms of worship

We are a united benefice combining two committed church congregations who can offer you:

  • two individual PCCs who have been successfully working together
  • vibrant and varied communities
  • a location of outstanding natural beauty

Closing date: 17 February 2019

Interviews: 4 March 2019

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

Parish Priest (Priest in Charge), Deal, St Andrew

(Under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough)

(0.5 stipend) 

The Bishop of Dover wishes to appoint an experienced Parish Priest for this church, which has a long history in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, to continue its growth and mission and to be a beacon of Catholic teaching and practice as well as a resource for the wider deanery and diocese.

We are looking for a priest who is:

  • a leader who will inspire and facilitate others to use their gifts and skills to enable the church to continue to grow;
  • a visible presence and able to reach out to the wider town community and young families;
  • a member of The Society or is sympathetic to its aims;
  • above all, a holy priest who loves Jesus and will love us, too.

We offer:

  • a supportive congregation that is willing to play its part in mission;
  • a beautiful and bustling town with many opportunities;
  • above all, people who love Jesus and will love you, too.

The parish has passed the Resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.

Closing date: 3 March 2019

Interviews: 21 March 2019

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

Mission Priest (Priest in Charge), Folkestone, St Peter

(Under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough) 

The Bishop of Dover and the Patron wish to appoint a mission-minded priest in the Catholic tradition to be Mission Priest (Priest-in-Charge) for S. Peter’s. This is an innovative role, jointly funded by the Diocese and the Forward in Folkestone Foundation, for a full-time priest to lead the parish as it continues to grow in numbers and confidence after a time of rebuilding, both physically and spiritually.

Our new priest will be a man who:

  • wants to care for all in our parish and those who visit;
  • will engage with the entire community to witness to the faith;
  • has the Christian courage, confidence and charisma to lead, renew and inspire;
  • understands liturgy and Catholic tradition and how it can speak to all people today;
  • is a priest of the Society, or in sympathy with its aims.

What we can offer:

  • a church filled with real presence, where the Holy Spirit is at work, ripe for teaching and growth;
  • a strong team of laity and retired clergy who await your leadership but will care for you, too;
  • a challenge! Our parish is one with much potential but also has much hidden deprivation and complex needs;
  • A famous Anglo-Catholic mission church, newly restored, which serves as a beacon of faith across Folkestone and southeast Kent.

The parish has passed the Resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.

Closing date: 3 March 2019
Interviews: 18 March 2019

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

Safeguarding Administrator

28 hours per week. Working pattern to be agreed

£17,600 per annum (This is based on a full time Grade 6 post of £22,000 p.a)

Diocesan House, Canterbury

Canterbury Diocese was one of the first dioceses in the Church of England to takes its Safeguarding responsibilities really seriously and has been at the forefront of developments ever since. The key to this successful development has been the team based working both at the diocesan centre but also crucially across the 250+ parishes that the diocese covers. The Canterbury Diocese Safeguarding Team provides professional safeguarding advice to the Bishop of Dover and the Diocese on matters of National and Diocesan policy and strategy as well as complex casework and supporting parishes in their safeguarding of children and adults.

Our purpose is to help equip people to have the confidence and skills that they need to:

  • Promote wellbeing, a healthy church and safer practices
  • Prevent abuse from occurring
  • Protect vulnerable people
  • Respond well to those who have been abused or may pose a risk of abuse to others

With the introduction of some new ways of working within the Safeguarding team, we would like to recruit to the post of Safeguarding Administrator.

This post has been created to provide a comprehensive and confidential administrative service to support the work of the reconfigured team of two Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors, Safeguarding Trainer and the Safeguarding Management Group and Risk Assessment Group. To act as the Disclosure Officer for Diocesan House staff, Bishop’s Office Staff and all Diocesan Licensed Clergy and Readers.

We are looking for an experienced and professional administrator with the sensitivity and good judgement to support our Diocesan Safeguarding Team. You will be skilled in the efficient delivery of administrative tasks and confident in your IT knowledge and ability to learn new systems.

With the skills to work proactively and collaboratively, you will build and maintain excellent working relationships, establishing your role as the initial and key point of contact for the safeguarding team.

Please see the job description for more details of the job.

Closing Date: 21 January 2019
Interview Date:  TBC week commencing 28 January 2019

Team Vicar, Dover Town Team Ministry

Dover, with its busy port and ancient history, diversity and social need, offers significant challenges and opportunities for mission and ministry. A Town Team Ministry has recently been created with vision, energy and purpose to serve the town through collaboration in mission and shared ministry.
We are seeking an outstanding Team Vicar who can bring their gifts into a diverse college of ministry, lay and ordained, who can work across the Team, and who reflects the relational God we serve by their leadership style.

We celebrate and bless our rich diversity of church traditions, put the community at the heart of all we do and work to strengthen our links with schools and young people. Our new Team Vicar will play a full part in this work across the Team while having particular responsibility for St Martin’s, Dover, which stands in an evangelical tradition.

Closing date: 10 February 2019
Interviews: 21 February 2019

This post is subject to a DBS check

Applications and questions to: Louise Mills, PA to Archdeacon of Ashford
Email: Tel: 01233 712649

Chaplain for Mission (ordained), Milton Regis with Murston, Bapchild and Tonge

We are seeking an adventurous and creative priest to fill this ground-breaking and innovative position in Bapchild and Tonge Church of England Primary School and in the Benefice of Milton Regis with Murston, Bapchild and Tonge.

The Chaplain for Mission will provide a seamless continuum of support and presence, by encouraging human flourishing in the full life in Christ. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational priest who will be a pastor to the whole school, partaking in the busy day to day life of the school. He/she will work closely with the Headteacher and staff, which may include teaching and a contribution to co-curricular life.  The Chaplain also will have parochial responsibilities—assisting the Vicar in leading worship, providing pastoral care and deepening relationships within the parish as a full member of the ministry team. As this position will serve as a pilot in the Church of England, the successful candidate will play a significant role in the theological formation and structure of subsequent school chaplaincies.

Closing date for applications: 13 January 2019
Interview Date: 6 February 2019

Please visit and for further information.

For informal enquiries, please contact:

The Revd George M. Rogers, Vicar on: 01795 472016

The Ven. Stephen Taylor MBE, Archdeachon on: 01622 200221

Community and Mission Priest, the Benefice of Faversham

We are seeking an inspirational, mission minded, full stipend Community and Mission Priest to support and grow our new benefice of Faversham.
Focussing on building the kingdom, not maintaining the building.
We find God amazing – come share our joy and grow with us!

Applications/questions to: Samantha Mann, PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone
Email: Tel: 01622 200221

Closing date: 2 November
Interviews: 23 November