Associate Vicar (Half-Stipend)

Posted 15 days agoExpires in 1 month

The Bishop of Southwark is looking to appoint an Associate Vicar at St Peter, Petersham. This is a part-time role with half a stipend and housing provided in the Vicarage.

  • Be confident to find their own way of being the parish priest of St Peter’s
  • Work with us to implement our Mission Action Plan and develop new direction
  • Strong and sensitive leadership skills that will inspire and challenge us to live out our faith in daily life and embrace change
  • Able to provide “middle of the road” ministry and offer a variety of services
  • A good manager able to delegate and collaborate with others
  • Relish the task of strengthening links with the wider community including occasional church users
  • Help us to attract and retain new families, relating well to children and young people
  • Strong pastoral skills and able to engage with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Appreciates the important part music plays in worship

The parish are looking for a priest who can:

  • collaborate with us to implement our Mission Action Plan and lead us in new directions
  • provide “middle of the road” ministry to inspire and challenge us
  • relish the task of strengthening links with the wider community

St Peter is a welcoming and diverse community open to change. The liturgical tradition is central, and adaptable, with occasional innovations in the usual pattern of worship. The church building has been recently renovated. There is good administrative support, and the finances are in good order.

St Peter’s is has a loyal base of of regular attendees with a large number of young families so that on some Sundays there are twenty or more children present. At special services such as Harvest and Mothering Sunday there can be seventy adults with thirty children.

The Vicarage is a short walk from St Peter’s Church in a quiet residential no-through road within the Parish of Petersham. It is an attractive, single story house, 4 bedrooms, purpose built for the vicar of St Peter’s.