Vicar of All Saints, Hatcham Park

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London
Clergy

All Saints, Hatcham Park (also known as All Saints, New Cross) is on New Cross Road (A2) at the centre of a diverse and exciting area of South London.  It has good links with Millwall Football Club.

Are you mission-minded, ready to work with the congregation of this lively Anglo-Catholic church as it seeks to focus on growth and involvement with the community?

Closing date: 16 October

Visit and interviews: 5 November

All Saints Church is in a prominent position by the commercial and shopping area of New Cross Gate.  The parish is close to Goldsmith's College with student halls of residence nearby as well as social and private housing estates. 

All Saints Community Centre is adjacent to the church and is an important part of the Church’s outreach into the area. 

There are a number of schools in the parish including Kender Primary School where good links have been established.

ASA is 60-80 (with about 120 who would call themselves regular members).  The congregation is quite equally balanced across the age range and there is no particular age range that is dominant.  The congregation is diverse. We estimate that 60% of our congregation are from West Africa primarily from Sierra Leone but also from Nigeria, Ghana and the Ivory Coast, 20% of the congregation are from the West Indies and 20% are white European. 

 

The Priest we are looking for

  • is a person of faith, rooted in Catholic spirituality, knowing the forgiving love of Christ and wanting to grow in holiness with the people of All Saints
  • A pastor with ready to minister to all, particularly the often excluded and young people, who is self-aware, able to listen, enjoy people’s company and cross boundaries which often separate and divide
  • is a leader with ideas about mission who can work collaboratively, prayerfully reflect and make decisions but also able to delegate
  • Is an enabler of worship ready to develop the music of the church, at ease in Catholic worship, and able to facilitate a culture of welcome, warmth and hospitality
  • a worker for justice and the common good of all through the Community Centre as well as building on the good community relationships, the link with Millwall Football Club and the link parishes particularly the Isle of Man holiday project
  • a teacher of the faith who will teach and reflect on the Scriptures as well as enabling study groups to flourish.

Simeon's Trustees and Hyndman's Trustees are leading and long-standing Church of England patronage trusts, with patronage interests in nearly 200 parishes in over 40 dioceses.

For more information see www.hyndmans.org.uk or contact Ann Brown

For an informal conversation about the post see the Information Letter.