Benefice of Christ Church, Milton, Gravesend

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Christ Church has a regular, realistic and pragmatic programme of triennial Mission Action Plans. These are built up through a period of listening and discernment for the PCC and shared with the congregation. Its key elements are:

• Building our church’s future, whilst valuing our past as we grow with Christ;

• A church with big windows and open doors, going out in love into the wider community;

• Making Christ Church a welcoming and inclusive place for all – with no exceptions;

• Communicating Christ and the Christian life in the digital age.

We want a leader with a collaborative style who is not afraid to provide a loving challenge; someone with a heart for pastoral care who encourages others to share in that parish ministry and has an interest in developing future leaders.

We have much to give and look forward to joining our new Vicar in furthering God’s work in this place.

We want someone to encourage and support all the good things that are happening but also to challenge us to explore possibilities for innovation and growth and to help us to realise the aspirations set out in our Mission Plan:

  • To build our church’s future whilst valuing our past as we grow in Christ.
  • To be a church with big windows and open doors, going out in love into the wider community.
  • To make Christ Church a welcoming and inclusive place for all, with no exceptions.

We are a well-established and well-resourced church with firm foundations. We are seeking someone:

  • Who is looking for an inclusive church in the liberal Eucharistic tradition.
  • Who is comfortable with traditional styles of worship but with the imagination to consider different styles and forms.
  • Who sees the building of our future through young people as a priority.
  • Who will support the strong and varied musical tradition of the church.

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At Christ Church we are an inclusive and diverse community where everyone can find a welcoming smile and can join with others in the worship of God, enjoying acceptance and friendship, and expressing the Gospel through care and concern for our neighbours, both locally and beyond. We are a member of Inclusive Church. We try to be a Church with open doors and large windows, one which takes seriously the sharing of the good news of Jesus, without being stuffy or self-regarding.

This profile attempts to give a comprehensive description of the worship, activities and structure of the parish to inform possible candidates for the post of Vicar of Christ Church.