Findon Valley and High Salvington is a eucharistic congregation, formed and sustained by Word and Sacrament. Situated north of Worthing, it is on the edge of the South Downs National park.
The Bishop of Chichester seeks to appoint an Incumbent for this Benefice who will offer a pastoral, liturgical and catechetical ministry, as we seek to know, love and follow Jesus.
· A Licensed Reader, an Authorised Lay Minister, and retired priest colleagues to serve with.
· A community looking to further mission and outreach across the Benefice.
· Welcoming congregations.
· A local Primary school (Vale Primary) and proximity to schools in Worthing
· A collaborative Deanery within the Diocese of Chichester, where our vision is ‘to know, love and follow Jesus.’
We are praying for a priest who will:
· Inspire the congregation to be a joyful and vibrant Christian community, leading us in our mission to the wider community.
· Help the Churches to grow both spiritually and numerically through innovative and creative leadership.
· Nurture existing relationships with local organizations and schools, and with vision and experience expand our mission and ministry with children and young people.
· Develop the breadth and depth of worship as the source and foundation of our vision and mission, using the musical skills we have, with challenging teaching and preaching.
· Encourage and call out lay ministry, working together to build up the body of Christ.