Christ Church is a church to the south of Orpington close to the M25.We have sought to serve the local community since 1938.Today we are aware that changes need to be made to adapt to changes in society and to resource the many activities that take place each week.God is calling us for growth, numerically and spiritually.Is God calling you to lead us?
Orpington is situated on the south-east side of London. It is in the London Borough of Bromley, a large borough with many different demographic areas. Orpington is at the south east of the Borough, close to the Kent countryside and the M25. Christ Church is situated in an area which grew in the 1930s with the advent of the railways.
The density of population in the area is average and there are areas of wide-open space. The High Street is Orpington’s most dominant physical landmark and resembles ‘Any Town UK’. Facilities are adequate with many major shops represented, although some street stores are now located in a shopping complex about a mile north of the High Street. The High Street is dominated by a large supermarket and a vast number of restaurants and coffee shops. There is a college alongside the High Street. Recreation facilities in Orpington include a large sports centre with swimming pool, several gyms and a bowling alley. Priory Gardens is the town’s largest park and hosts a number of community events throughout the year. London is only 25 minutes away by train and there is good access to the motorway network from the nearby M25. There is an excellent local bus service.
In order to meet us where we are …… to lead us and move us on …… we see the following as the skills, competencies and qualities required in our new vicar:
Leadership and Team building
The PCC and Leadership Team had a period of time away and have reflected on where it would want Christ Church to be in 5 years’ time. As a result, we feel we need an incumbent/leader to assist the church to identify, facilitate and work to a refreshed and cohesive set of corporate priorities under God. The challenges we see for the future are:
Worship and Prayer
Discipleship and Fellowship
Evangelism and Social Action
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