Vacancies

Team Vicar, Sittingbourne with Bobbing

We are looking to appoint a Team Vicar in the Sittingbourne Team Ministry (with particular responsibility for the parish of Sittingbourne, St Mary and St Michael) to continue to build up St Michael’s Church and play a full part in the Sittingbourne Team.

The new Team Vicar must be able to develop St Michael’s as a distinctive civic parish for the Team and develop its presence on the High Street.

St Mary’s Church has active mid-week use but its future for Sunday worship is under review.

If you would like to be a part of a creative team in the heart of Sittingbourne whilst having responsibility for St Michael’s, please get in touch!

Applications/questions to: Sari Bishop, PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone
Email: sbishop@archdeacmaid.org    Tel: 01622 200221

Closing date: 4 June
Interviews: 26 June

Rector, St Michel du Valle (the Vale church)

Rector (full time) for this large parish (c 10,000 people) in the north of the beautiful island of Guernsey. Mainly residential, with many opportunities for ministry in schools and the wider community. The parishioners seek a priest who will inspire and motivate them in mission and discipleship; who will keep them spiritually focused, with a balance of humour and humanity.

The Dean of Guernsey, the Very Revd Tim Barker, would be delighted to discuss the vacancies:
(01481 238568 / 07781 166095 / deanofguernsey@gmail.com)

Closing date: 2 May
Interviews: 22 May

Vicar, Alderney

(50% stipend and part-furnished vicarage) for the single parish in the Island of Alderney.
Alderney has 2,000 residents, with many visitors during the year, who enjoy the beautiful island and relaxed way of life. The parish church is a lovely Victorian building, recently restored by the States of Alderney.

The Dean of Guernsey, the Very Revd Tim Barker, would be delighted to discuss the vacancies:
(01481 238568 / 07781 166095 / deanofguernsey@gmail.com)

Closing date: 11 May

Team Vicar, Benefice of North Downs

We wish to appoint a Team Vicar for “Pilgrims Way Ministry Area” in the Benefice of North Downs.  We are a recently launched team with two established stipendiary clergy.  Join us as we embark on a new venture of working together.   This post covers rural villages in an area of outstanding natural beauty and a modern suburban community on the edge of Maidstone, the County town of Kent.  As a reflection of our commitment to mission, we have recently appointed a Team Missioner to lead work in new areas of housing.  The Missioner will work with the Team Vicar in the suburban area and in any new housing built in this area.

For an informal conversation about the posts, please contact the Team Rector, Rev Canon John Corbyn.
Tel:  07745 174139

Applications/questions to: Sari Bishop, PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone
Email: sbishop@archdeacmaid.org    Tel: 01622 200221

Closing date: 21 May
Interviews: 14 and 15 June

Priest in Charge, The Len Valley Benefice

We are looking to appoint a Priest-in-Charge to our benefice with a heart to continue to grow the church and make faith real and relevant to these four diverse villages.

He/she will need to demonstrate a love of people and of God and an ability to bring the two together. He/she will need to be able to manage time and people and be at ease with a range of worship styles.

Closing date: 9 April
Interviews: 10 and 11 May

Applications/questions to: Sari Bishop, PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone
Email: sbishop@archdeacmaid.org    Tel: 01622 200221

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: sbishop@archdeacmaid.org    Tel: 01622 200221

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