Vicar - Yateley

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The Church of St. Peter's in Yateley is an outward looking, evangelical, charismatic parish and is looking to appoint a Vicar.

The Parish of Yateley is in Hart District in the North-East of Hampshire and has been named best place to live in the UK in five out of the past six years. Yateley is some 35 miles west-southwest of London and 10 miles SE of Reading. It has good road links via the M3 to London, Southampton and the New Forest as well as to the nearby airports of Heathrow and Gatwick.

Our outreach to the community includes our Charity Shop and Café

Our Vision and Priorities

We aim to be:

whole-hearted - with a passionate and committed faith that pursues a Christian life-style

open-hearted - welcoming others and embracing change

broken-hearted - sharing God’s compassion for our community and the world in which we live

As you will appreciate, with such high ideals we still have a long way to go!


Closing date: 14 November 2019 at 12 noon (any applications received after 12 noon will not be accepted)

Visit and interviews: 11-12 December 2019

Start date: from June 2020

An enhanced DBS is required

We believe God is calling a leader for St Peter’s who will share our vision for outreach to the community and will earnestly seek God’s will for our shared future.

The person should be ready to lead and develop a God-filled fellowship who are broken-hearted with concern for our community, open-hearted and whole-hearted in our desire to offer the love of Jesus to the people around us.

The vision and values developed during the pMap process in 2015: To grow authentic disciples; To re-imagine Church; To be agents of social transformation and To belong together in Christ.

This needs to be looked at afresh and updated to be relevant to where St Peter’s is today. Our new leader will need to be ready and willing to rise to this and the other challenges that St Peter’s has to offer.

We are seeking someone who:

  • Is an effective leader and good communicator
  • Has a strong pastoral heart
  • Will share our passion for outreach to the community
  • Has an enthusiasm for Spirit led worship
  • Is a gifted preacher and Bible teacher

Winchester Diocese

At the heart of our life is the desire to be always Living the Mission of Jesus. We are engaged in a strategic process to deliver a mission-shaped Diocese, in which parochial, pastoral and new forms of pioneering and radical ministry all flourish. Infused with God's missionary Spirit we want three character traits to be clearly visible in how we live:

  • Passionate personal spirituality;
  • Pioneering faith communities;
  • Prophetic global citizens.

The Diocese of Winchester is an exciting place to be right now. With a grant of £4.3m from the strategic Development Fund, we are investing in missional projects across the diocese which are aimed at strategic growth for the common good. We pray that, if God is calling you to join us in his mission here, he will reveal this to you clearly as you consider this post.