Rector of the Saxon Shoreline Benefice

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Hamstreet, Kent

These churches overlooking the Romney Marsh in Kent are seeking a new Rector who will help them fulfil their hopes of growth and care for their communities. Are you the person who can help them appreciate the traditional and adapt to the new?

Closing date: 11 September 2020

Interviews: 1 October 2020

Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills:

  • To lead a benefice and enable further unity across the benefice in its mission.
  • To work ecumenically, taking 'authorised presbyter' status for the Methodist church in Hamstreet.
  • Leading in pastoral care and enabling teams to work across the benefice.
  • To nurture and encourage lay ministry.
  • To pray and preach.
  • To work with the local schools.
  • Someone with excellent communication skills, able to work across a large and diverse benefice.
  • Someone grounded in prayer and able to preach, bringing Scripture alive in today's world.
  • Someone willing to embrace our ecumenical partnership.
  • A sensitive innovator, able to adapt each church's identity and style/
  • Someone with the vision to further unite the benefice in its mission.

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Founded in 597 by St Augustine, Canterbury Diocese is the oldest diocese in England and has a special place in the life of the national and worldwide Church. With its iconic Cathedral it forms a focal point for the life of the whole Anglican Communion, offering a spiritual home and place of pilgrimage for people from every nation and walk of life.

The County of Kent is renowned as the ‘Garden of England’ and this rural heart is core to our identity - yet the communities we serve are very diverse. Situated in East Kent, our Diocese stretches from Maidstone to Thanet, from the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marsh. We have 350 miles of coastline with historic ports and seaside resorts, alongside rural communities, market towns and commuter-belt urban developments. Affluent areas often sit alongside pockets of major deprivation, offering an exciting and challenging mission context.

At the heart of all we do is a vision of transformation for ourselves and our communities: no one can encounter God and remain unchanged. In the Diocese of Canterbury, we want to increasingly become a Christian community transformed through encounter with Christ, growing and overflowing to transform and bless the families, homes and communities we serve in East Kent: Changed Lives, Changing Lives.