Vacancies

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  • 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.

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The Benefice of Whitstable Team Rector and lead minister for Seasalter, St. Alphege

The well-established Team Ministry in Whitstable comprises five Anglican churches (total AWA 2016 – 506) with diverse styles of worship in this vibrant Kent coastal town.

We are looking for someone who will be Team Rector for the whole benefice but who will also have special responsibility for the congregation of Seasalter, St Alphege as that congregation continue their journey of “Making disciples of Christ, growing the church of God”. This inclusive open evangelical church (AWA 207), with flourishing ministries with children and young people, is looking to build on its growth in numbers and spirituality.

Recognising the two roles of Team Rector and lead minister for St. Alphege, you will:
have strategic skills and a track record of church growth
be able to nurture/develop the gifts of the whole church
be an effective team leader
have an appreciation of the diversity of Anglican worship
be an inspiring preacher and teacher
have a well-developed sense of humour

Closing date: 10 November
Interviews: 5 and 6 December

Applications/questions to: Jo Manser, PA to Archdeacon of Canterbury
Email: adcpa@canterbury-cathedral.org Tel: 01227 865238

Priest in Charge, The Bridge Benefice

Bridge Benefice is situated in attractive Kent countryside just south and east of Canterbury and consists of (i) Patrixbourne with Bridge (ii) Bekesbourne and (iii) Lower Hardres with Nackington. We are looking for a new Priest in Charge to be a spiritual leader, who will travel with us in our work together. Supported by lay and ordained colleagues, our new priest will help us develop teams equipped to take ministry into our rural communities, to reach out to young and old and provide pastoral care to those in need.

Closing date: 6 October
Interviews: 7 and 8 November

Applications/questions: Jo Manser, PA to Archdeacon of Canterbury
Email: adcpa@canterbury-cathedral.org Tel: 01227 865238

Associate Priest, Littlebourne & Ickham w Wickhambreaux & Stodmarsh

Our rural benefice, close to Canterbury, is seeking an Associate Priest (0.2 stipend plus housing) who would be a member of, and receive support from, a new group ministry for Littlebourne and Canonry Benefices.

We understand the need to meet our challenges openly and prayerfully and have had a Benefice Committee for seven years. We can offer:

  • a strong wish to work together towards a missional vision for the future;
  • strength as continuing and developing centres of worship and ministry;
  • a thirst for wider community engagement, especially through two church schools.

We accept and seek to demonstrate that the role of laity must change and we would wish our priest to:

  • inspire and work with us in shared mission as a very special member of our team;
  • lead us spiritually and sacramentally;
  • guide us towards new patterns of worship for the future.

We would love you to inquire further!

Closing date: 11 October
Interviews: 7 and 8 November

Applications/questions: Jo Manser, PA to Archdeacon of Canterbury
Email: adcpa@canterbury-cathedral.org Tel: 01227 865238

Rector, Guernsey: St Martin

Our parish is:

  • rooted in God
  • committed to serve the community

We are excited by the opportunity to join in partnership with our Rector in God’s mission.

We are seeking a priest who will:

  • help us to grow as disciples of Jesus
  • lead us in a range of worship styles and introduce new expressions of worship
  • lead us in new ways of engagement in mission with the wider parish, building on the work already under way

We offer:

  • a proven willingness to embrace change
  • a thriving church community, open to new opportunities for mission
  • enthusiastic support from a large team of lay people committed to mission and ministry
  • financial stability

This advertisement cannot tell the whole story. Please look at our parish website,
www.stmartinschurchguernsey.org, where you will find the parish profile.

Channel Islands ministry – similar but fascinatingly different

Explore this on the Deanery of Guernsey’s website, www.churchofengland.org.gg
Questions to: the Very Revd Tim Barker, Dean of Guernsey
(01481 238568 | 07781 166095 | deanofguernsey@gmail.com)

Closing date: 25 September
Interviews: Late October/early November – to be negotiated with shortlisted candidates

Rector, Eastchurch with Leysdown and Harty

The Warden, Fellows and Scholars of Keble College, Oxford are seeking to appoint to the Anglo Catholic parish of Eastchurch with Leysdown and Harty a part stipended priest (0.2). These vibrant communities on the east of the Isle of Sheppey have the two church buildings at their heart. The newly appointed priest will assist in the churches’ outreach and be an effective preacher, pastor and teacher.

Applications and questions to: Sari Bishop, PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone
Email: sari.bishop@archdeacmaid.org    Tel: 01622 200221

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