Vicar of East Wickham St Michael

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East Wickham
Office Holder

The Bishop of Southwark and the Patron (The Dean and Chapter of Southwark Cathedral) wish to appoint a Vicar of East Wickham St Michaeal.

The parish is looking for a Vicar with passion and energy, who will help it to grow as a Christian community, both spiritually and in size, living out the Gospel and sharing it in the community.

The parish seeks someone who will:
• Be committed to working with us; who is a good communicator, approachable and able
to relate to our diverse church membership
• Work with and provide leadership to the existing Ministry Team, whilst also being
sympathetic to their existing skills and experience;
• Be gifted in preaching/teaching the gospel in a way which is relevant to today’s world;
• Have experience in developing growth within the Church community;
• Foster links with our Church School, our link parish in Zimbabwe and with Churches
Together in Welling;
• Be supportive of outreach into the local community in order to promote the use of our
Church Hall
• Demonstrate experience in the areas of priority identified within our Mission Action Plan;
• Have an understanding of church finances

Our new Vicar will acknowledge that they themselves are on a journey of faith, willing to
continue our existing style of worship but also to develop and grow with St Michael’s.
Fostering links with St Michael’s CofE Primary School – our local church school – is one of
the priorities set out in our MAP. The Vicar would be expected to sit as an active governor
of the school, taking on duties expected of all governors, including, but not limited to,
continuous training, representation at SIAMS inspections and school visits. Other
responsibilities include taking a weekly service (by negotiation with the Head) within school
and regular whole-school services, held in the Church, at major festivals and the end of the
school year.
Additionally it is expected that the Vicar will take on the role of Governor of the East
Wickham & Welling War Memorial Trust.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 26 February.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 15 March 2023.

This post is open to ordained Anglican priests signed off for incumbency status, with the right to work in the UK.

This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.