Assistant Minister, St Mary's, Chesham in the Archdeaconry of Buckingham

Posted 21 days agoExpires in 8 days
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We are a large, well established evangelical parish church looking for an ordained colleague to assist our Team Rector in developing the mission and ministry of our church. We'd love you to think about taking this opportunity to join us here in the beautiful Chilterns and within easy reach of London. This post would particularly suit someone finishing their first curacy.

Chesham is an historic market town which lies 30 miles north-west of London in the Chiltern hills with good access to London via the Metropolitan line. The high standards of its 13 schools have helped Chesham become a favoured location for families. The Chesham community is diverse, with some wealthy areas and two of the most deprived wards in Buckinghamshire, and has been blessed for many decades by the arrival of people from all over the world.

What does the role involve?

  • Expository Preaching, Teaching and Leading Services.
  • Taking a lead in building up the next generation 18-35’s at St Mary’s
  • Chiltern Hills Academy - acting in an official capacity as Chaplain to the School and working closely with the Principal (the equivalent of one day a week).
  • Facilitating the smooth running of services at St Mary's with oversight of our music, PA & AV teams.
  • Small groups - leading St Mary's small groups - training and resourcing leaders, encouraging groups to reach out and serve, providing resources for group use (as agreed with the team rector to complement the Sunday teaching themes), encouraging new members to join groups and for groups to sub-divide when they're ready.
  • Evangelism - being an active and visible presence in Chesham, sharing faith 1:1 and in bigger groups, and running evangelistic and evangelism training courses.
  • Playing a full part both in the St Mary's Team and in the Great Chesham Team.

This is a full time locally supported ministry post for an initial three year period

The parish profile can be downloaded below.

If, having read and prayerfully considered the Assistant Minister profile, you would like to talk informally about the role, please contact the team Rector, Edward Bowes-Smith on 01494 794258 or

Closing date for applications : Thursday 20 May (midnight)

Interviews: Friday 28th May 2021

Enhanced DBS disclosure required.