Rector, St Giles, West Bridgford

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West Bridgford
Office Holder

Are you passionate about bible-teaching, discipleship, evangelism, and reaching younger people with the Good News of Jesus? Has God given you the ability to nurture the gifts of others and see them develop in faith? Do you have the visionary leadership to build up our church?

St Giles’ is situated in the heart of the thriving suburb of West Bridgford, three miles south of Nottingham city centre. Our church building is large, historic and beautiful and is well positioned in the centre of our community.

Closing date: 21 May 2023 / Interview date: 14 & 15 June 2023

St Giles is at the heart of the vibrant and bustling West Bridgford, three miles from Nottingham city centre. West Bridgford has numerous cafes, bars/restaurants and independent businesses, as well as Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, and Nottingham Forest Football Club. There are also beautiful cycle rides and walks along the River Trent. The two local secondary schools are Ofsted rated outstanding with several excellent primary schools rated outstanding or good. The parish has a significantly younger age profile with 67% of the population of 16,300 under 45.

Please see the Profile.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is ready for a challenge, with the energy and vision to lead growth in numbers, depth and reach,
  • will especially help us to connect with younger generations (two thirds of the local population is under 45),
  • provides inspiring bible-based teaching, discipling and leadership,
  • connects with a variety of worship styles,
  • can nurture the Spirit-given gifts of others,
  • ensures that an empathetic, pastoral heart remains central to our church,
  • will guide with wisdom and a listening ear, and act with sensitivity when change is needed,
  • will be bold, encouraging us to try new things,
  • brings and fosters joy and a sense of fun.

For further information on the parish, or early conversations with the church wardens, contact Claire Sheard, St Giles’ Church Administrator, via .

For an informal discussion about the post contact The Ven Phil Williams, Archdeacon of Nottingham, via