Incumbent of Stamford All Saints with St John

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All Saints with St John the Baptist is a large parish in the centre of the beautiful Georgian town of Stamford. Providing a traditional style Anglican worship each Sunday, it has a strong choral tradition. All Saints has an important role in the civic life of the town hosting many services including the Battle of Britain service, and other major town celebrations and events. Its location ensures its prominent physical presence in the town centre.

All Saints is broadly in the liberal catholic tradition and at the heart of our life as a Church is Sunday Worship. In the life of All Saints our aim is to provide a varied and inclusive pattern of worship which appeals to all age groups at whatever stage they are on their Christian journey.

For an informal chat about this post please contact: Catherine Barlow on 07801 282719 (please note that out of office hours is preferable)

Closing Date: Sunday 13th October 2019

Parish Visit: Monday 4th November 2019

Interview: Edward King House, Lincoln, Tuesday 5th November 2019

We want our new Incumbent to be someone who will embrace the challenges and opportunities we face. He or she will lead with innovative new ideas and approaches and work with the PCC and the congregation to implement these.

To do this, the Incumbent will be someone who:

  • Is firmly rooted in scripture, confident in preaching, teaching and deepening our worship across a diversity of services whilst encouraging us to live as God intends amongst all of the distractions and pressures of life
  • Is approachable, prayerful, a good listener and committed to working collaboratively
  • Has a vision of growth for the Church particularly having experience of working with children and young families

Is a proven leader who:

  • inspires the congregation to work for unity and to strengthen our relationship with God and one another
  • Strengthens, equips and encourages the congregation in discipleship, mission and ministry
  • Is able, with the PCC, to make strategic decisions, set clear priorities in order to further our calling and our vision
  • Builds, mentors, develops and supports our PCC both as individuals and as an effective team
  • Encourages the spirit of co-operation with local churches and with the diocese Additional responsibilities have included:
  • ex-officio Governor at St Gilberts Church of England Primary Academy
  • ex-officio Trustee at the Unity Centre
  • Trustee of the Winifred Brown Trust
  • ex-officio Trustee of Brownes Hospital Trust

For more information about this application process, please use this link

Clergy & Support Teams

  • Honorary Assistant Curate who plays a full role in the worship and life of the parish,regularly taking services and leading mission/fellowship opportunities
  • Two Authorised Lay Ministers
  • A paid part time lay administrator/verger
  • A part time worker who assists in a variety of roles including the editing and production of the monthly parish magazine
  • Additional lay members assisting with baptism services which are held outside the main services
  • A parish team of six pastoral visitors


To learn more about us please follow the links below

Stamford All Saints Website

Lincoln Diocese Website

Stamford All Saints Twitter Feed

All Saints Church Facebook Page

Stamford All Saints Choir Facebook Page

All Saints and St John Unity Centre Website