Vicar of St John the Baptist Spalding

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We are called to serve our local parish and the wider community, so that what we say and do reflects our love of God in Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit, such that people will find a spiritual home here with us.

Our vision is to be at the heart of our community,

  • to offer a variety of worship styles,
  • to facilitate community activities,
  • to encourage discipleship and spirituality within our expanding parish,
  • to be responsive to the needs of our changing community, young and old, and
  • to continue to strengthen our links with our school and with other local schools in the parish.

Our hope for the future as we move forward

St John’s has always seen itself as a church where emphasis is on Worship, Fellowship and Welcome whilst recognising that is has a mission to fulfil to extend its presence to all in the local community. With the help of God, each other, and good leadership we believe that we will continue to grow our church.

For an informal chat about this post please contact Archdeacon Boston Ven Dr Justine Allain Chapman - email:


What we hope for in our new Vicar:

  • Worship Leader
  • Preacher/Teacher
  • Pastoral Visitor
  • Leader/Motivator
  • Commitment to maintain and strengthen the Church’s connection with St John’s Primary School including a willingness to serve as an ex-officio School Governor

We are looking for someone with excellent people skills who can be flexible as regards worship styles and is a good communicator with all age groups, willing to work closely with the team of Authorised Lay Ministers and with our school. They will need to be Parish centred, working as an ambassador for our Church and willing to work with the two other Anglican Churches and the other Christian Denominations in the town.


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

What we can offer:

  • A modern, detached, 4-bedroom Vicarage with garage and parking spaces.
  • A flexible and modernised church building with lounge, used by the school and outside organisations.
  • An honorary Assistant Priest.
  • A Reader who will take evening prayer.
  • A strong and experienced Lay Ministry Team with many strengths, (worship leaders, intercession leaders, Home Communions taken into residential and private homes).
  • Several people licensed to administer the Chalice.
  • A committed and forward-looking PCC.
  • A dedicated and efficient churchwarden.
  • Admin support (part time, to be appointed).
  • Strong links with the church school.
  • A well organised and self-funding parish.

Closing: Sunday March 29, 2020

Parish Visit: Thursday April 23, 2020

Interview: Lincoln, Edward King House,  Monday April 27, 2020