Emmanuel Church Stoughton are looking for a new incumbent to grow the ministry both within our church and our community. The church is deeply rooted in its community and sits prominently on a crossroads a couple of miles north of the centre of Guildford, a lively University town of around 150,000 people, only 35 minutes from London by train and surrounded by the beautiful Surrey Hills.
Guildford is a privileged area with low unemployment and high home ownership. Stoughton is a less affluent area with a population of around 12,000, itself bordered by two less prosperous parishes. The parish is popular with young, first-time buyers but has a wide range of housing.
Closing date: 26 January Visit and Interviews: 28 February - 1 March
Emmanuel Church is a warm, welcoming part of God’s family. We are Jesus-focussed evangelical Anglicans and we long to share the love of God and to bring people into a relationship with Him. We are looking for a Vicar who can challenge, nurture and empower us.
We seek, above all, to be led and renewed by the Holy Spirit, encouraging spiritual gifts in one another, praying for, caring for and loving one another so that we become a beacon for God’s love and grace across our community.
The website www.emmanuelchurch.co.uk will give you an excellent insight into the life and ministry of Emmanuel.
We are seeking a leader who might be:
We believe that these qualities are likely to be found in a man or woman who is self-aware and emotionally intelligent, as well as humble, compassionate and approachable.
Simeon's Trustees is a leading and long-standing Church of England patronage trusts, with patronage interests in over 140 benefices in 32 dioceses.
For more information about the application process and for the contact details for an informal conversation do see the attached Information Letter.
Closing date for this post is midnight Wednesday 26th January
Visit and Interviews: Monday 28th February - Tuesday 1st March
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