The area of Barnsbury, Islington, London has quite a reputation; no-one could ever call it dull! Our two enthusiastic churches (St Andrew’s, and Church on the Corner) are looking for someone to lead us in reaching out to our local community and growing the Church as a beacon of hope. We have two church centres in the parish – St Andrew’s, and Church on the Corner. St Andrew’s looks like a church, and Church on the Corner looks like a pub, because that’s what it was. The St Andrew’s church family is about as diverse as anyone could wish. The church is one of the few places, in this immensely varied London Borough, where people meet on equal terms with a common aim. The church’s tag is ‘An accepting community through the grace of God’ and we hope and pray that this is true. Church on the Corner (COTC) is a separate destination church with many worshippers from the wider area. But the two churches work well together. The priest in charge at COTC, the Revd Mark Fletcher, has been of vital support to St Andrew’s during the interregnum.
What would we like in a new Vicar?
The new vicar of St Andrew’s would probably also become the Rector of a reconstituted Team Ministry for Barnsbury consisting of St Andrew’s Parish Church and Church on the Corner. A survey of the St Andrew’s church family and CoTC church members found that people wanted
⮚ A commitment to both our traditional and modern style worship services
⮚ Energy and enthusiasm
⮚ A desire to help us reach out into the community and bring more people into our churches
⮚ Pastoral care
⮚ For church to be a place where people with different backgrounds in the community worship side by side
⮚ Knowledge and experience in fundraising/building works
In the of heart of Islington, our two enthusiastic churches are looking for someone to lead us in reaching out to our local community and growing the Church as a beacon of hope. We are ready to begin a new and exciting era of growth for this “Accepting Community through the Grace of God”. Can you help us put into action a new plan to reach our neighbours and community?
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