Team Vicar (Pioneering)

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North Lambeth Parish is a vibrant and diverse inner city community. Our ministry offers a variety of forms of worship from traditional to evangelical innovative. We look to serve everyone in the Parish through creative, practical care. Between us, we hold a range of views on issues of the day. We aim to demonstrate that this need not cause division. We are one together in Christ, serving God.

We are seeking a full-time, visionary and pioneering minister to join the Parish team with a focus on building St Anselm’s Church, Kennington.

We are seeking a warm, friendly and energetic person to help grow our congregation in faith, in spirituality and in numbers. We are looking for someone who is able to work independently and as part the innovative team ministry here and who will build on the existing work with children, families and the diverse community of Kennington, looking to set up new expressions of worship.

The postholder will be a good communicator who appreciates our diverse and multicultural Church family. The post is funded through Strategic Development Funding for an initial five-year appointment. We are looking for an ordained Minister who will:

  • Reach out into the local community to serve and to show God’s love to all through pioneering new ministries and fresh expressions of Church
  • Empower and create leadership opportunities for lay members of the congregation
  • Help grow our congregation in faith, in spirituality and in numbers
  • Work closely with the new School Chaplain, in supporting our ministry to families and young people - especially to our teenagers.
  • Love, support and develop us

We are looking for an ordained Minister who will be:

  • Enthusiastic in your love of God and people
  • visionary and pioneering excited by challenge and prepared to be risk taking and experimental
  • innovative, authentic, relevant, creative, inclusive, flexible, adaptable, resilient and energetic
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Appreciative of our diverse and multicultural Church family
  • Family-friendly and aware of the challenges faced by families in the area
  • An evangelist and teacher
  • Understanding of the importance of communication and where communication channels are utilised.
  • demonstrate a heart for social justice.

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North Lambeth Parish is an area of great diversity. It is in the Borough of Lambeth and the
Vauxhall Parliamentary constituency. St Anselm’s, Kennington is in a residential area with
an array of restaurants, pubs and shops. Waterloo station lies on the north eastern edge
of the Parish. Several hotels have been built too - along the river edge to St Peter’s
Vauxhall. There are a number of ongoing regeneration projects in action at present in the
Parish which should also have a positive impact on the local environment and community
facilities. In addition to Archbishop Sumner Primary School, there are four other schools
in or very near the Parish. Support is given to all schools and scope exists for further
developing links between school and Parish life. The Parish includes a Community Care
Centre, youth and community groups and Vauxhall City Farm. Both St Thomas’ Hospital
and Lambeth Palace are within the Parish boundary. The Oval cricket ground and the
Southbank are nearby.