Vicar for St Francis' Church Luton

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At St Francis’ Church we are centred on the life changing love of Jesus and we want to share it with those within the parish and beyond.

Our vision is to be “An all-age community, centred upon the life-changing love of Jesus and being salt and light amongst our neighbours.”

We would describe ourselves as an evangelical church with charismatic aspects. We have
approximately 100 members on the church electoral roll and before lockdown saw on average 80 in our congregation over the two Sunday services.

We are a church eager to see what God has planned for us next and in what new directions we may move.

Is this you?
We believe that God is calling someone who…
• Has the ability to inspire, motivate and invigorate us.
• Able to bring about change sensitively and willing to challenge our preconceptions.
• Able to mix and communicate with all ages, bringing us together.
• Knows how to help us grow as disciples of Jesus, and learn how to minister and lead for him.
• Has a love for the gospel and is willing and able to inspire us.
• Is keen to help us reach out to the local community and its needs.
• Has a heart for enabling us to reach those who don’t yet know Jesus, and to share our faith with them.
• Is approachable, not too formal and knows how to have fun.
• Is open to engaging with the wide range of churches across Luton and in building a stronger multi-faith neighbourhood.

How to apply

Whilst we will accept applications made through the Pathways site, we would prefer you to contact the Archdeacon of Bedford's office to obtain an application pack that will include the profile and advert, the Diocesan application form, a statement from the Bishop of Bedford, and a confidential declaration form which must accompany the application.

You can contact the Archdeacon's office by emailing Tricia Reed who is the Archdeacon's PA at or by phoning 01727 818167. Christmas may lead to a slight delay in receiving your pack, but it will come!

There is a strong sense of community within the church family and a keenness to welcome new members. We have built and continue to build good relationships will our local schools and have enjoyed working with local community groups.

There are lots of volunteers here that take on ever growing responsibilities with joy and commitment and who have enabled us to make many improvements to the buildings, and work well in planning for our future mission work, and in financial planning.

The pandemic has provided many challenges, but we have risen to them and been able to continue to provide worship opportunities, and keep in touch with our church family to keep them supported.

There are also opportunities in our parish for growth; it won't be long before a huge new housing development in Cockernhoe (nearby village) gets underway, and we are looking forward to making new residents welcome.

There is so more information about us and the local area in our profile which is attached to this page and on our website.