Vicar of The Canonry Benefice

Posted 6 days agoExpires in 14 days
Office Holder

The Patrons wish to appoint a Vicar for the Canonry Benefice in the Diocese of Canterbury to join with the lay people of the parishes in ‘Joyfully proclaiming the love and majesty of God in worship and outreach’. Lying in the east of Kent, between Canterbury, Sandwich and Dover the benefice is rural, with five parishes and six church buildings.

Personal attributes–we would like our new Vicar to:

  • Be inspired with strong faith to bring leadership of God’s word to the people of the Canonry Benefice
  • Be energetically able to embrace the broad traditions of worship style of the Church of England with the flexibility to recognise the individual needs of each parish.
  • Actively and visibly engage and communicate with the diverse rural community in each of the parishes, understand and embrace the context of each parish and reach across all ages, backgrounds and denominations.

Our vision–we want our Benefice to be:

  • Kind, safe, open, all embracing, inclusive and outward reaching.
  • A place where everyone is listened to, valued, recognised, and encouraged on or introduced to their journey with God.
  • A growing Christian community with a heart for outreach and a wish for good relationships to attract young people.

The challenges we have:

  • To be financially resilient, innovative and flexible
  • To sustain growth within our church community by engaging with a wider segment of the local population
  • To increase outreach and pastoral care

Closing Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Interview Date: Friday 7 July 2023

For an informal conversation please contact the Archdeacon of Canterbury, the Venerable Dr Will Adam. To arrange a conversation please contact Caroline Hemington