Vicar of St Hughs Luton

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St Hugh’s is a charismatic, ethnically diverse, evangelical church in an outer urban area of Luton. We have an average Sunday attendance of 207 with a Worshipping Community of 280. We are a one church parish, with an electoral roll of 203. 

We are passionate about mission that results in active disciples. For many years we have received prophetic words about the importance of knowing God as our Father and making Him known to the people in our area.  We want everyone to know Jesus’s transforming love in their lives and His purposes for them. 

We have many stories to tell of the Holy Spirit’s goodness and healing, and are excited about the future of our community.

To apply you can complete the pathways process, or as we would prefer, please contact
Mrs Tricia Reed, PA to the Archdeacon of Bedford. She will send you an application pack that includes further information and the necessary forms.

Tel: 01727 818167 or email  


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  • Has a deep, personal relationship with God, who is obedient to God, whose heart is in tune with God’s heart, and who hears God clearly.
  • Can take us deeper in our relationship with God.
  • Has a love of intimate worship that changes and empowers.
  • Has a love for God’s Word, integrity in living it, and a joy in communicating it
  • Is Spirit filled and sensitive to the work and person of the Holy Spirit.
  • Is a person who is able to lead a church to live and proclaim His kingdom in love using the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • Is a good communicator and a good, practical teacher. A person who seeks God’s solutions rather than following formulas
  • Has a heart for the lost, and who is able to encourage people to be missional in their everyday lives.
  • Can enable and encourage us to be who God created us to be. Someone who understands the times, and can enable us to do what He tells us in this season.
  • Can lead the staff team and church members to develop and release their gifts and ministries, and empower others to lead and take responsibility.
  • Loves to grow active disciples into maturity.
  • Is interested in building family across all ages and all cultures, and is willing wholeheartedly be part of the church and local communities.
  • Is resilient, mature and secure in God and in themselves. Is steadfast and will persevere.
  • Is humble, servant hearted, and not afraid to show vulnerability.
  • Is approachable, not too formal, knows how to have fun.


  • Our congregation’s love and support.
  • A staff team full of energy and a desire to see God move in the community.
  • A team of experienced, enthusiastic lay volunteers keen to step out wherever God leads.
  • A multi-generational multi-cultural family that enjoys fellowship together, and wants to see where God takes us next.
  • A four bedroomed detached vicarage with spacious gardens.
  • Lots of opportunity to experience God’s grace and power.

We are a relatively new community. The positive aspect of this is that we have no ancient heritage to hold us back. Few families have been here for more than 3 generations, with many of us having lived here only two generations, or being newly arrived. This means there are blank pages yet to be filled, and the community is still forming.

It’s a time to build, influence, bless and encourage good things to grow. Many people choose to come here because of the excellent transport links, and affordable housing.
Often their hopes and dreams are to find a new and better life, a home or a career
outside of London.

Many of them have moved away from family or culture to start again. There are many different nationalities who have started to settle here. It is a richly diverse population. The
perception amongst the community is that Lewsey is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together. 

We at St Hugh's, love this diversity and look forward to welcoming everyone into God's family.

We are already praying for our new vicar.
If you believe it might be you then please do apply!
We look forward to hearing from you.