Could you be called to be the next Priest-in-Charge of Westerham?
Situated in the county of Kent, Westerham is a rural town, within easy reach of London and the M25. The area was once home to Sir Winston Churchill, General Wolfe and Pitt the Younger and still attracts tourists to its historic properties, charming cafes and an array of independent clothing and gift shops.
The town is home to the thriving Churchill Primary School and neighbouring areas of Biggin Hill, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells are a rich source of secondary schools, including grammar and independent schools - all accessible by bus.
Our beautiful church of St Mary’s continues to work with our community helped by strong links to the Churchill School and other town centred organisations. Twice a year we have a Fair on The Green, and at Christmas time the church is home to an enchanting Christmas Tree Festival.
However, St Mary’s is strongly aware of the changing needs of its parishioners. Within this apparently affluent town, lie pockets of some of the highest deprivation in the Sevenoaks district and our church was one of the community organisations, which came together some six years ago to launch the town’s Food Bank.
What we can offer:
Challenges and Opportunities - Key Areas for Development
We are seeking and would welcome a priest who:
Further Information and Application/Interview Details
Closing date for applications: 7 May 2021
Interviews to be held on: 15 June 2021
Appointment to this role is subject to obtaining Enhanced DBS with barred list check.
Should you have any questions, please contact Maria Campbell, EA to the Archdeacon of Tonbridge, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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