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Battersea Rise

Applications are invited for the post of Vicar at St Mark’s Battersea Rise, a Parish Church in the Diocese of Southwark, and one of the first church plants from Holy Trinity Brompton.

To apply for this role please complete the Pathways application form.  In addition to this, please write a covering letter and email the letter to Romana Nelson, PA to the Archdeacon of Wandsworth - Details of what to include in this letter are given in the attachment at the end, Information Letter from the Churchwardens.

The Patron (the Vicar of St Mary’s Battersea) and the Archdeacon of Wandsworth are happy to discuss the post with candidates on an informal basis. Please contact Romana Nelson Tel: 020 8545 2440.

Closing date for applications: 21st June 2020

Parish visits: 9th July 2020

First Interview: 13th July 2020 (which may be virtual)

Second Interview: 2nd September 2020

With the exception of the closing date, all dates are provisional and may need to be reviewed in the light of COVID-19 constraints.

St Mark’s vision is to help people come home to God. The themes of house and home run throughout Scripture, but a key verse for St Mark’s appears in Jesus’ parable of the great banquet in Luke 14:23: “Go out… and urge anyone you find to come in, that my house will be full.” St Mark’s seeks to be a family together coming home to God. It looks to be changed by God’s word, to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, and to be Christ’s hands and feet in its community.

St Mark’s prioritises the place of personal faith in the Lord Jesus, the centrality of evangelism and social action at home and abroad, the availability and use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in worship and mission, all centred on the Person of Christ as revealed in the Scriptures, its guide in all matters of faith and practice.

St Mark’s is ready to embark on a new, significant chapter of our life, led by a Vicar who is full of faith, secure in themselves and in their convictions, and with the ability and appetite:

  • to lead in mission, locally and globally, with fresh insight
  • to develop with vision its growing community ministries – bridges between the church and the local area
  • to extend outreach through sensitive church planting
  • to utilise the regenerated old schoolhouse to expand reach into the community
  • to face the challenges of secularism and scepticism in inner-city London

St Mark’s is a large, lively, evangelical, charismatic church, a short walk from Clapham Junction, in the heart of a vibrant, diverse, and ever-changing inner-London community. Its three Sunday congregations together attract around 400 adults, 100 children and 40 youth each week, from Battersea and the surrounding areas of Earlsfield, Balham, Tooting and Streatham. Those who consider themselves members include over 500 adults and more than 200 children and youth.