Priest in Charge

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Wimbledon Park

St Paul's is a friendly liberal-catholic, inclusive church with an increasingly diverse congregation, a strong musical tradition and a busy community centre.

St Paul's Parish is situated between Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon Park and Southfields tube station with a young and changing demographic.

We want to grow, in faith and in numbers, to be outward-facing, and work with and support the local community.

We are looking for a priest who will work with us, helping us explore our faith and to enable us to related this to how we live our lives.

We are seeking a priest with vision and energy who:

  • is a good communicator and listener, and a preacher who will stimulate minds and imagination;
  • relates easily to people, especially to young people and young adults, able to draw them into the church community;
  • appreciates music as an integral par of worship, parish and local life;
  • can inspire, motivate and enable church members to serve the church and local community in different ways.

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Parish visits for shortlisted applicants: either Saturday, 22nd September or Wednesday, 26th September 2018.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants: 27th September 2018

The congregation values friendliness and inclusiveness, relevant and challenging preaching, a strong music tradition (evident in the regular all-age choir and musical pieces) and the engagement and participation of young people (where possible) during the main service. Theologically, most of the congregation are now liberal and pro-inclusion, with some more traditionally catholic and some more clearly evangelical in their leanings. All have an active questioning approach to faith and discipleship. Many people in the congregation have expressed their appreciation of being able to sample many different styles of worship and preaching during the interregnum.