The parish of Aylesford and Eccles the historic centre of Aylesford village, suburban and rural areas. There are two main villages: Aylesford and Eccles, located in Mid Kent, at the foot of the North Downs, on the banks of the River Medway approximately half way between Rochester and Maidstone and close to the M20 and M2.
We are a friendly and welcoming church community. We seek to strengthen links with the community as a whole, participating in village events and opening the church for a variety of concerts and social events. Teaching, including the use of home groups, has been encouraged too. However, we are conscious that we are not growing in numbers, and we are ready to be led – sensitively – through change. We believe there are great opportunities in our parish and we need a vicar who can help us identify our priorities.
We seek a vicar who: -
For an application form, please contact Maria Campbell (the Archdeacon's PA) on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01732 833840.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday, 1st October.
Interviews will take place on Thursday, 1st November
More information about the Diocese of Rochester, the Archdeaconry of Tonbridge and a copy of the parish profile can be obtained from the Diocese of Rochester website: http://rochester.anglican.org/diocese/vacancies/archdeaconry-of-tonbridge-vacancies/
Please note that this vacancy is open to ordained Anglican clergy only and is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.