West Sevenoaks Team Ministry - Team Vicar (Riverhead with Dunton Green)

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Do you wish to continue your service to God within a new Benefice and Team Ministry that is waiting to be blessed by your ministry and to have your ministry blessed in turn?

The newly formed West Sevenoaks Team Ministry is seeking to grow together in love, develop in exciting ways its ministry and mission and reach out in service to its communities.

Located in Sevenoaks, Kent, with beautiful countryside on the doorstep yet close to London, the Team brings together the three parishes of St Mary (Kippington), St Mary the Virgin (Riverhead with Dunton Green) and St Luke (Sevenoaks). The newly appointed Team Rector is based at St Mary (Kippington).

We are now seeking to appoint two new Team Vicars, one of whom will be full-time and based at St Mary the Virgin and the other, part-time (3 days/week plus Sunday duties), based at St Luke’s.

St Mary the Virgin, Riverhead

Riverhead with Dunton Green is an Ecclesiastical Parish within the Deanery of Sevenoaks. The Parish Church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin is located at the heart of Riverhead village, in a uniquely prominent position on a sandstone hill for all to see as they enter Riverhead. 

If you are considering moving parish or are just starting out, we hope that you might be inspired by our vision and the challenges and opportunities described in our profile. Our website may also help to give you an overview of our ongoing worship, outreach and other activities and events. http://www.stmaryriverhead.co.uk 

We are looking for a spiritual and prayerful leader of strong personal faith who will engage with and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds, and who will encourage and energise our development as a team ministry. Prayer and the Bible will be fundamental to your life and you will be committed to pointing us to God in Christ. Leading by word and example, your love of worship and ministry will ignite within us a desire to explore the mystery of faith and our own relationships with God. 

  • An excellent communicator. 
  • Passionate and creative about mission and outreach.
  • A visible and positive presence in the local community.
  • Enthusiastic about working collaboratively. 
  • Eager to work with others to develop a strong Vision. 
  • Able to lead worship and church life that appeals to all age groups. 
  • Able to discern and develop the gifts, talents and ministries within the congregation. 
  • Comfortable engaging and inspiring a younger generation in the faith
  • Able to enhance the partnerships with our local schools. 
  • An active listener: approachable with a pastoral, prayerful heart. 
  • Keen to ensure that appropriate support is offered to those in need of pastoral care. 
  • An energetic and engaging spirit. 

This appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 2nd October

Interviews likely to be w/b Monday, 2nd November

Should you have any questions, please contact Maria Campbell, EA to the Archdeacon of Tonbridge, at maria.campbell@rochester.anglican.org

For further information about the Diocese of Rochester, please see: https://www.rochester.anglican.org/