Priest in Charge of Hythe

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Hythe is a seaside town with much history, a wide range of people, resources - and challenges. The parish reflects this with its own history, dedicated team of lay people and desire to minister to the town in a way that is relevant to today. The parish has a strong choral and eucharistic tradition which provides a solid foundation to explore additional ways of mission. The PCC is outward looking and open to new initiatives and there are many opportunities to work in partnership with others in the town and more widely.

Closing date: 30 September 2021

Parish Visit and Interviews: 19 October 2021

Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills: or 01233 712649.

For more information about this application process, please use this link

Are you:

  • Able to engage with us in the Diocese’s ‘Changed Lives → Changing Lives’ strategy for growing our church for the future?
  • Comfortable with a traditional Anglican style of worship with the choral Eucharist at its heart, but nevertheless able to support us in our efforts to explore new forms and styles of worship, encourage growth and encompass a wider community?
  • Able to embrace inclusivity and are eager to help drive forwards our outreach to all elements of our community?
  • Happy to work with and strengthen links with our Methodist partners and with other faith partners in Hythe?
  • Prepared to be active in supporting us as we build on the links with schools within the parish and help us to find ways to encourage families to take a part in parish life?
  • Able to share our enthusiasm for work in our High Street ‘Open Door’ project initiative, bringing together our partnering churches and wider community?
  • Looking forward to working collaboratively with our PCC members and happy to encourage and support our voluntary working groups and the ministerial teams?
  • Able to think outside of the box with new and imaginative ways to bring the church to people, young and old?

Our Diocesan Vision

Changed Lives, Changing Lives

By God’s grace we want to be a people who are...

…confident & creative disciples of Jesus Christ

...rooted in scripture & drenched in prayer

…living gratefully, giving generously, caring for creation & sharing the gospel

...growing in number & expectations – of God & ourselves

...motivated by justice & love, open to the Spirit & ready for adventure!

Therefore we will …

'Therefore we will...' is a recognition that words without actions are empty. It is a commitment to taking real steps now to make this vision a reality soon. The current actions that flow from this vision - both at a diocesan level and in our deaneries - are outlined in detail over the rest of this document. Of course, these actions will change and develop over time - and we would encourage our parishes to consider this vision carefully for themselves, to explore together what actions they will commit to take, what their local 'Therefore we will...' might look like