This is an exciting time of change for our two churches of St Mary's Green Street Green and All Souls Pratts Bottom as we look towards working more closely and formally with the Ministry Team in the neighbouring parish of Chelsfield, and we need a priest who is able to lead us through that change.
The appointment to Priest-in-Charge is a full-time position.
Merging with another parish can be a challenging prospect but both parishes have been fully aware of this for some months. The unity and understanding within our own parish has grown and we look forward to furthering this with another parish.
We are looking for a Priest-in-Charge who has a keen pastoral interest, who can understand the different backgrounds people are coming from and is enthusiastic and committed.
We are seeking someone who will be willing to:
Our congregations show a diverse churchmanship. Our traditional style of liturgy is valued by a large proportion of our congregation. However, we would seek to increasingly include more diverse forms of worship.
We value Biblical teaching and everything we do is guided by our understanding of Scripture.
Our finances are secure - however there is no room for complacency and so we would look for development of stewardship as an expression of our discipleship.
Further details about St Mary's Green Street Green and All Souls Pratts Bottom can be found on the parish website: www.smasch.org
For information about the Rochester Diocese, please visit http://www.rochester.anglican.org
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12th June (interviews will be held on Thursday 18th July)