Rector - Pangbourne with Tidmarsh & Sulham

Posted 12 days agoExpires in 18 days
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To offer a warm welcome, fellowship and a caring environment to families and worshippers of all ages in our parish. To actively grow our church family by encouraging people to learn more about what it means to be a follower of Christ and to continue to serve those in our local and wider community through discipleship and love.

Wanted: Energetic Mission Enthusiast for our three village parish located in semi-rural West Berkshire with good transport links

We are looking for a rector who will help us to grow the church community in our three villages and to develop strong links between the church and the wider community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead and support the Ministry Team and PCC to grow the church family
  • Work with the PCC to develop a strategy for child and youth ministry within our parish
  • Get out into the community to engage with individuals, groups and organisations to show what the church does and how it can work in the villages to everyone's benefit.
  • Ensure that all parishioners are well supported through pastoral care for all ages
  • Build on and strengthen links with local schools
  • Nurture and encourage church members to explore their own personal ministry
  • Lead with confidence a range of styles of service

Interview date: 30th June 2021

Closing date: 30th May 2021

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

A. To exercise the cure of souls shared with the bishop in this parish in collaboration with colleagues, including the praying of the Daily Office, the administration of the sacraments and preaching.

B. To have regard to the calling and responsibilities of the clergy (as described in the Canons, the Ordinal, the Code of Professional Conduct for the Clergy) and other relevant legislation including:

  • bringing the grace and truth of Christ to this generation and making him known to those in your care
  • instructing the parishioners in the Christian faith
  • preparing candidates for baptism and confirmation
  • diligently visiting the parishioners, particularly those who are sick and infirm
  • providing spiritual counsel and advice
  • consulting with the Parochial Church Council on matters of general concern and importance to the parish
  • bringing the needs of the world before God in intercession
  • calling your hearers to repentance and declaring in Christ's name the absolution and forgiveness of their sins
  • blessing people in God’s name
  • preparing people for their death
  • discerning and fostering the gifts of all God’s people
  • being faithful in prayer, expectant and watchful for the signs of God’s presence, as he reveals his kingdom among us.

C. To share in the wider work of the deanery and diocese as appropriate, for the building up of the whole Body of Christ.

Personal Qualities


• A confident and effective communicator with the ability to preach well in a variety of styles and formats to a broad range of listeners with varying outlooks, ages and understanding

• Ability to listen with an open mind

• At ease when working with people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures both inside and outside the church

• Disciplined in personal prayer and Bible study with a desire to encourage others to deepen their faith


• An ecumenical outlook and willingness to work with local churches and faith groups

• An appreciation of church choral music and its ability to draw people to God

• A passion for learning and personal development



• Engagement with and pastoral support of people of all ages

• Priestly ministry involving vision setting and team development

• Liturgical tradition that is mainstream Anglican

• Proven ability to relate to young people and their families

• The ability and commitment to work to a Safeguarding Policy Desirable

• Experience of working with youth in some or all of the following contexts: church, secondary schools or local community

Knowledge/Skills and Competencies


• The ability to challenge us to look outwards and to be a real presence in our community

• The ability to discover, encourage and develop gifts that enable others to reach their full potential

• Strong strategic leadership, led by God, with ability to bring integration across all generations

• Ability to identify and respond to opportunities for mission


• Ability to discern, grow and implement vision, and to inspire others toward this vision

• Good knowledge of IT with some experience of digital platforms and social media



• Ordained priest within the Church of England, or a Church in communion with it, or a Church whose orders it recognises

• Have satisfactorily completed Initial Ministerial Education

• Willingness to engage in further training that enhances the skills of the PTS parish


• Qualified to supervise curates/ordinands