Vicar - St Philip and All Saints with St Luke (Barn Church), Kew

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The Bishop of Southwark wishes to appoint a Vicar

The United Benefice of St Philip & All Saints (The Barn Church) with St Luke’s, Kew is in the heart of south west London, which retains a village feel and is renowned for the Royal Botanic Gardens, is looking for their next priest.


    We are seeking a Vicar who:

    • will be energised by leading and growing two churches
    • will embrace opportunities for mission in Kew with creativity
    • is a challenging and stimulating preacher, making faith and discipleship relevant to daily life
    • is able to develop the breadth and depth of worship, embracing a wide range of music
    • has the vision and experience to develop mission and ministry among children and young people
    • will have the skills to nurture and extend existing relationships with local organisations and schools

    • Be an inspirational and experienced leader who has the ability to challenge and
    lead us in our mission;
    • Be energised by the prospect of leading two churches, providing each with
    clear direction to grow in our congregations and within our communities;
    • Have the vision and experience of working with children and young people,
    helping them to engage fully in the life and work of the church;
    • Be a visible presence in Kew helping to make our churches open and inclusive
    for all;
    • Develop and lead teams within both churches to develop and nurture skills,
    encouraging more active contribution from a wider range of members;
    • Work effectively and in partnership with other groups and organisations in Kew and
    • Be a gifted preacher who can help us make our faith relevant in our daily lives and
    inspire a mixed congregation across all ages;
    • Have the ability to bring the scripture to life through delivering services following a
    traditional liturgy, whilst preserving a sense of informality with a liberal theology;
    • Share with us our passion for the importance of music within our worship;
    • Have a positive outlook with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Be compassionate, valuing and understanding the importance of pastoral care;
    • Be organised, with a sound grasp of church financial and administrative practices.

    Led by our individual missions, both St Philip & All Saints (more commonly known as The
    Barn Church) and St Luke’s aim to be welcoming and friendly places for all who come to
    worship with us. Our congregations are from a mix of social backgrounds and span the
    age ranges from young families to those with more life experience. Both churches have an
    open and inclusive feel with services that follow a traditional liturgy balanced with liberal
    theology. The members of The Barn and St Luke’s PCCs are capable, committed and open
    to new ideas and look forward to welcoming a new incumbent.