Associate Priest Kingsdown, Creekside and High Downs

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Kingsdown, Creekside and High Downs
Clergy

The Benefice is seeking a Part-time Priest to join the team of ordained and lay ministers in the Benefice, to help us seek God in continuing to develop the life of each of our Churches as we seek to have active Churches in God’s Mission in their own contexts.

We are a Benefice of two multi-church Parishes: Kingsdown & Creekside and High Downs.

We have a vision for each Church to be church for their communities with all that it means to be Church with the clergy coming alongside the Churches in that aim. 

There is a good team of lay ministers with a mix of Reader and Authorised Lay Ministers being part of the Ministry Leadership Team.

There are two PCCs, with each Church having a sub-committee (Kingsdown & Creekside) or DCC (High Downs) which clergy do not routinely attend, releasing them for the ministry to which they are called to.

The Benefice is prayerfully seeking:

  • A Part-time (20% Stipendiary) Priest to join the team across the Benefice.
  • A Praying Priest with a heart for the Good News of Jesus Christ
  • A Priest who will encourage us, and take a lead, in our journey of Discipleship and in doing so encourage us in reaching out to those around us.
  • A Priest who is able to encompass a wide range of different worshipping styles.
  • A Priest who will work as part of and contribute to the teams of Lay and Ordained leaders across the Benefice, valuing the ministry of the laity across the Benefice. 
  • We are not expecting our new colleague at lots of meetings!

Closing date: 9th September 2020

Interviews: 21st October 2020

To find out more please contact Samantha Mann, PA to the Archdeacon of Maidstone, on Samantha.Mann@archdeacmaid.org in the first instance; or Archdeacon Andrew on 01622 691926

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