Vicar - Sunninghill and South Ascot

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Sunninghill
Office Holder

VICAR - THE COMBINED BENEFICE

OF

ST MICHAEL’S, SUNNINGHILL AND ALL SOULS’, SOUTH ASCOT

ONE PARISH

TWO CHURCHES

A SHARED VISION

The role of Vicar for the Parish of Sunninghill and South Ascot is a full-time stipendiary role. The post holder will confidently lead our parish and congregations in growing God’s work in the community. An experienced leader who will build on what is already good as they lead us through the next phase of our journey of faith
Most importantly we are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and excited at the prospect of leading our Churches and community in the coming years and growing with us in faith.

This is a parish with wonderful possibilities for continuing and developing diverse ministry. It offers the opportunity to cast vision for building God’s kingdom here, lead the ministry team in working out God’s plans and purposes and nurture willing volunteers in their discipleship as an integral part of this.

We aspire to embody God’s loving presence in our community, bringing love, peace and support.

We are seeking a leader with the flexibility and vision to lead us as well as to:

  • Extend God’s mission in the Church family and the wider community, recognising the differing needs and commitments;
  • Be alongside those who feel lost, lonely or in need;
  • Increase youth outreach;
  • Become financially sustainable and therefore able to sustain others;
  • Continue to develop our online presence and engage through social media; and
  • Build on what is valued and explore opportunities to expand the congregation.

You will be part of a friendly and well-situated community with access to excellent schools and good transport links as well as the support of a ministry team of five and strong administrative support in each church.

Our new Vicar will be:
  • energetic and confident, with a style that conveys calmness and caring;
  • a proven leader;
  • able to engage across the ages;
  • a person of the people with a passion to lead a willing team to help others;
  • able to manage and mentor the Church team in its ambitions through engagement with them all and by ‘leading from the front’ whilst demonstrating a strong level of emotional intelligence;
  • flexible and able to lead multiple styles of worship with different congregations and to articulate God’s message within the understanding of each of our congregations;
  • embrace all that is currently valued in terms of music, and hopefully have an element of musicality (whilst understanding if this is not the case!);
  • a person of deep personal faith able to lead our congregations in prayer and contemplation; and
  • able to delegate, empower, encourage and thank as appropriate those who work for and in support of the parish.

All appointments are subject to acceptable pre-appointment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check

The two Parishes of Sunninghill and South Ascot were brought together in 2007. In the following 14 years, we have sought and achieved unity and we now find ourselves in the position of having a wonderful, combined Parish offering differing styles of worship but working together in harmony with a combined sense of purpose.
Within the community, we are highly valued for our festival services, which are well attended. Both Churches offer a space for reflection and remembrance but also have a strong emphasis on music which is valued by both congregation and the community alike. Our open welcome to a safe and non-judgemental environment is also widely recognised and respected.

All appointments are subject to acceptable pre-appointment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check
For more details please see our attached Parish Profile below.
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 27 June 2022
Interview Date: Monday 18 July 2022