Vicar, Reading Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin
The Reading Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin is right in the heart of Reading: between shopping areas to the north and east, borough council buildings to the south and law courts to the west. Although the residential footprint of the parish is very small, the number of housing units within our parish will increase within the next few years.
As well as serving a core and culturally diverse congregation, widely drawn from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, we welcome passers-by during both our daytime opening hours and in engaging with the night-time economy on a Friday and Saturday night.
This full-time role offers the opportunity to be a visionary leader for the people and the town of Reading.
If you feel God's calling to this ministry, please read on.
In recent years, our church has experienced a positive change of pace, engagement and ambition and we are looking to sustain our momentum. Bringing this all together calls for a steward, strategist and leader who can:
We are looking for someone who has missional imagination and creativity, a passion for social justice, a strategic mind, with a pastoral heart and the following personal qualities:
In the context of an urban Minster in a progressive and modern town: to live out our Benedictine heritage as a place of prayer and hospitality, brining the light of God and salvation in Jesus Christ to all-comers - whether to our regular congregation or to the passer-by who needs refuge, or to the business community that surrounds us.
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