Vicar of the Benefice of Redbourn, St Mary

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Redbourn
Office Holder

St Mary’s Redbourn is looking for a vicar to minister in this thriving single-parish benefice in a large welcoming village near St Albans.

  • Our community
    • St Mary’s is the parish church in Redbourn, with 900 years of history and a lasting deep connection with the village. Redbourn is situated three miles from Harpenden and four miles from the city of St Albans with its excellent links to London (20 minutes by rail) and surrounding countryside.

For further information about the post please contact Michelle Parry-Slater at michelle@stmarysredbourn.org

To request an application pack please email the PA to the Archdeacon of St Albans on archdstapa@stablans.anglican.org

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 1st February 2023 at 12 noon

Interviews to be held on Monday, 20th February 2023

  • Our Church
    • We are a faithful, loyal body of hard-working people who want to see the church and its mission flourish
    • We partner with the village community and aim to provide for the social and spiritual needs of everyone
    • Our medium-sized building is 12th–15th century Grade 1 listed, kept open every day. It has a seating capacity of 200-220
    • A large, modern four-bedroomed vicarage (built in 2006) situated next to the church
  • Our team
    • A strong lay ministry team with two Readers and two Lay Leaders of Worship, and the benefit of experienced retired clergy. Part-time administrative support
  • Our vision and priorities
    • Our priorities are to reach parts of the community that are not reflected in our membership or worship, to re-connect with families and young people post-Covid, and to discover how the rich heritage of our ancient building can continue to serve us into the future
    • Our Mission Action Plan is in need of a refresh after nearly five years, and will provide focus as we move forward into a new phase

In addition to the day-to-day running of a busy parish, the vicar should have good people-management skills and be a confident communicator.

We are looking for a vicar who will:

  • Provide confident spiritual leadership to a church that wishes to grow deeper and wider
  • Be bold and imaginative in developing liturgy as a channel for multi-generational worship
  • Be open to development and new directions, enabling us to be courageous
  • Listen, be understanding, approachable, and responsive to the needs of both church and community
  • Relate easily to children, young people and families
  • Be a team person, willing to share and develop ideas with others
For further information about the post please contact Michelle Parry-Slater at michelle@stmarysredbourn.org

To request an application pack please email the PA to the Archdeacon of St Albans on archdstapa@stablans.anglican.org

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 1st February 2023 at 12 noon

Interviews to be held on Monday, 20th February 2023