Vicar, All Saints with Holy Trinity, Wandsworth

Posted 17 days agoExpires in 20 days
Wandsworth
Office Holder

We are a friendly church family in South West London whose mission is to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known. We’re looking to welcome a new vicar who shares our desire to do just that and will lead us at this time of opportunity and challenge.

Although a range of styles of churchmanship is represented in the congregation with varied views on secondary issues, we are committed to the doctrine of the Church of England as set out in Canon A5 as being “... grounded in the Holy Scriptures, and in such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the said Scriptures. In particular such doctrine is to be found in the thirty-nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Ordinal.”

We support the work of the Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) in upholding these doctrines. In seeking to articulate our faith, the PCC has recently re-affirmed the traditional Anglican evangelical statement of faith based on CEEC’s expression of its basis of faith, attracted by its emphasis on the grace of God.

We are seeking to appoint a Christ-centred vicar who will:

  • faithfully teach from scripture - encouraging and challenging us in applying God’s word to our lives
  • lead a strategy for mission to the entire parish
  • develop further the relationship between the congregations at Holy Trinity and Christ Church at All Saints
  • build discipleship - growing believers in their faith and identifying gifts
  • provide prayerful leadership and encouragement for the staff and management teams
  • be willing to serve in various other roles within our local community

For details contact: Revd Nick Tucker of Church Society Trust at nick.tucker@churchsociety.org

Our new vicar’s responsibilities will include:

  • providing faithful teaching from scripture, and encouraging and challenging us in applying God’s word to our lives

  • developing and leading our mission • strategy in outreach to the local community

  • managing the day-to-day working • relationship between the congregation at Holy Trinity and Christ Church at All Saints, and developing the strategy for mission to the entire parish

  • encouraging and developing ministry of all types, including those considering a vocation in ministry
  • providing leadership to, and encouragement and personal development of, our staff team
  • engaging with the management team to support the everyday running of the church
  • growing our congregation, bringing new people into contact with the gospel

  • building discipleship; growing believers in their faith; and identifying gifts

• serving as the Bishops’ nominated Governor of St Cecelia’s CofE secondary school, chair of Wandsworth Combined Charities and a trustee of Putney United Gospel Society

In the context of our church specifically, we are looking for a vicar who is:

  • theologically orthodox

  • comfortable with a range of recognisably Anglican styles of worship, music and liturgy (BCP/CW), and wearing clerical attire appropriate to the circumstances

  • welcoming, hospitable and approachable

  • empathic and emotionally intelligent: able to listen well; understand others’ emotions, and manage their own

  • willing to learn

  • keen to encourage and develop the ministries and gifts of all church members

... ideally with experience in:

• discipling others

• children, youth or family ministry

• managing a team

• financial and administrative management

• negotiating conflict conversations