St Andrew’s vision is ‘’To bring knowledge of Jesus and the Christian faith to the people of Cippenham by reaching out and welcoming in. To reflect the love of God by practical service to the community.’’
Unusually, this large parish on the western fringe of Slough shares a building with the local Roman Catholic congregation. This continues to be a fruitful and positive relationship for both churches.
The parish encompasses some areas of deprivation and social dysfunction and the church is viewed locally as a supportive space to come for those who are in difficulty.
There are ongoing discussions between the church, deanery, diocese and local authority about redeveloping the entire site on which the church stands to reflect modern circumstances. This is an exciting opportunity for mission to the local community.
For a priest who is grounded in prayer and worship, pastoral and community facing this post offers an interesting opportunity to build confidence and enable mission in a supportive and willing church.
The new Vicar will be committed to the diocesan vision of becoming a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s World – contemplative, compassionate and courageous – and to enabling the church to grow and develop its work within the local community.
We are praying for a new vicar who:
Knowledge/Skills and Competencies