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.

Team Vicar, Benefice of North Downs, Nr Maidstone

We wish to appoint a Team Vicar for the “Southern Ministry Area” in the Benefice of North Downs.  Join us as we embark on a new venture of working together.   This post covers rural villages, established modern housing and a rapidly expanding area of new housing.  The new team vicar would join 3 team colleagues: Rector, Vicar and Missioner (a Church Army Captain).  The Missioner works alongside the Team Vicar in the new housing.  The two parishes making up this ministry area are looking for someone full of energy and enthusiasm to draw them closer together and to lead them to be more effective in mission.

For an informal conversation about the post, please contact the Team Rector, The Rev’d Canon John Corbyn.  Tel: 07745 174139.
Applications/questions to:  Sam Mann, PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone

Email:   Tel:  01622 200221

Closing date: 2 September
Interviews: 3 and 4 October

Priest-in-Charge, Shepherd's Lees

Shepherd’s Lees benefice is seeking to appoint a 0.2 Vicar to lead a strong ministry team to grow the church and release the gifts of all God’s people.

Closing date: 2 September
Interviews: 24 September

Ignite Enabler

Would you like to be part of our trail blazing project?

Do you strive to make a difference?  Do you share our passion for building relationships and supporting communities?

Ignite aims to create disciples in the hardest to reach communities.  As an Ignite Enabler you will help to make this happen in one of seven new worshipping communities to be found in Herne Bay, Ashford, Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey, Maidstone and Sittingbourne.  If you have exceptional pastoral skills, the ability to enthuse, to support and to empower others and an ability to communicate the Gospel in creative and interactive ways then this missional post could be for you!

If our advert has caught your attention please refer to our Recruitment Pack below which contains details of the job, the application process and interview schedule.

Salary: £25,000 per annum pro rata

Hours and working patterns will vary depending on the needs of the local Ignite project, the local parish community and individual circumstances. This post is open to both lay and ordained.

Please note all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing dates will vary depending on the location of the Ignite community.

Priest-in-Charge, Margate, St John the Baptist and Margate, All Saints, Westbrook

Would you like to minister beside the seaside…

We are two churches serving this exciting and challenging town.

We welcome a priest to join us who will…

  • walk with us in our mission and our ministry to bring the love, life and hope of Christ across Margate.
  • encourage and enable us to use our gifts and talents as we seek to grow.
  • pray with and help us to move from a working partnership into a united benefice.

…beside the sea

Applications/questions: Jo Manser, PA to Archdeacon of Canterbury
Email: Tel: 01227 865238

Associate Priest, Walmer and Cornilo Benefice

We are looking for an enthusiastic priest to join our team in this newly formed benefice. You would:

  • work 3 or 4 days a week + Sundays (0.5-0.7 stipend)
  • be comfortable with traditional and new forms of worship
  • build on current initiatives in the benefice to bring the gospel to urban and country settings alike
  • actively contribute to generating ideas to promote spiritual growth in all age groups in the community

We offer our Associate Priest:

  • a welcoming church family and support of the Rector and ministry team
  • the opportunity to develop and nurture their own talents and gifts
  • a modern 4 bedroom house near to the charming town of Deal, ‘one of the best places to live in the South East’

Closing date: 30 September
Interviews: 18 October

Questions to: the Rev Seth Cooper on 01304 366605
Applications to: Louise Mills,

Community and Mission Priest, 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

Rector, Jersey, St Mary

His Excellency, the Lieutenant Governor, seeks to appoint a House for Duty Rector

We are looking for a Priest who will minister to our congregation and community, who has a pastoral heart and who will work collaboratively in reaching out in mission to people of all ages.

We are a small community, able to offer a committed and prayerful rural congregation, a lovely house with a generous allowance package, including an honorarium.

For more information and an application pack, please contact the Dean of Jersey

Tel number: 01534 720001

Closing date: 21 May
Interviews: early June in Jersey