Vicar for the Parish of Flitwick

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The Benefice of Parish of St Peter and St Paul with St Andrew, Flitwick is part of the Diocese of St Albans and it is an enormously valued and valuable member of the Diocesan family. The Bishop of St Albans and I expect its mission and ministry to further develop and strengthen under the guidance of its new Vicar

The Benefice requires a priest who will build on the strong base of pastoral ministry by the previous incumbent over many years, and enable the church to grow spiritually and numerically. In particular this will require the new Vicar to develop and release the gifts of the congregation, to promote shared leadership and to further enhance the role of the Parish Church at the heart of the town.

This is a post full of opportunity. The new incumbent will be a person of vision who can connect with the congregation’s appetite for change.

This is a benefice which has affirmed and has been blessed by the contribution of ordained women in public ministry, and the Diocese looks for this approach to continue.

Our church family seeking a committed, energetic, and approachable mentor to lead our post-pandemic renewal as an inclusive, loving, and active Christian community, serving and caring for our town. Flitwick is community of 13,500, with excellent access to national road and rail networks, as well as delightful countryside on the doorstep.

We prayerfully seek an incumbent who is:

  • Supportive and compassionate
  • Environmentally friendly
  • A strong leader and effective delegator
  • Able to see and encourage the potential in others
  • Be sympathetic to the liturgical and eucharistic traditions
  • Be forward thinking in worship

For further information and to apply please contact the Archdeacon of Bedford's office or 01727 818 167

Please note that applications cannot be made via the Pathways Platform

Closing date for applications: 9am Thursday11th November 2021

Interview date: Wednesday 1st December 2021

We offer:

  • a welcoming, supportive, and active community of faith, with lay ministers, leaders for Sunday School and study groups, support for maintenance and with occasional offices
  • a church that has experienced numerical and spiritual growth in recent years with potential for more
  • a 4-bedroom family home close to the old motte