Vicar of Greenwich St Alfege

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Greenwich St Alfege is an inclusive church, welcoming to everyone, offering a peaceful place for prayer and reflection, together with inspiring services of words and music.

St Alfege Church, a Crown living, is the Anglican parish church in the centre of Greenwich.

It is a beautiful building, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, within a World Heritage Site and has a diverse congregation, a rich musical tradition and a thriving church school.There has been a church here for over a thousand years, dedicated to the memory of Alfege, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was martyred on this site in 1012. Today the church is known and loved for its uplifting services, beautiful music, and for its welcome to visitors and engagement in community life.

The main responsibilities as set out in our Mission Action Plan are:

  • TELL - proclaiming the Good News
  • TEACH - Nurturing new believers
  • TEND - Responding to human need
  • TRANSFORM - Working for peace and justice
  • TREASURE - Safeguarding God's creation

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We are seeking a Vicar who:

  • Is Christ-centred and outward-focussed
  • Is a leader in mission and community engagement
  • Will support the strong choral and liberal tradition of the church
  • Can provide considered, thoughtful preaching to nurture and teach the congregation
  • Is empathetic, friendly, approachable; can be formal and informal, with a sense of humour
  • Has strong leadership, management and communication skills

Our parish contains a wide social mix, ranging from the very affluent to the underprivileged. Some residents have lived in the community all their lives. There is also an increasing number of newcomers from other parts of London and far beyond. The parish welcomes a number of refugees and asylum seekers. Greenwich is a centre for tourism which brings many visitors to the church and its heritage. The University of Greenwich and Trinity
College of Music brings temporary residents - young people from diverse backgrounds, some of whom are involved in the music of the church.

St Alfege Church plays a major role in the religious and cultural life of Greenwich. The average number of regular attenders is 182, (292 on the electoral roll; communicants 130) which does not reflect the very large number of people who pass through our doors each week, for concerts and recitals or as pilgrims or visitors. A volunteer programme helps
the church to stay open every day between 11am and 4pm (noon on Sundays).