Rector for St Swithun's in Sandy

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High Street, Sandy, Bedfordshire
Office Holder

St Swithun’s is a town centre church based in a busy and growing market town to the East of Bedfordshire. It benefits from a team of volunteers, good relationships within the wider community, and a high profile on the High Street.

We have been on a journey from a focus on Eucharistic Worship, to more recently embracing a family-friendly Worship with an emphasis on teaching from the Gospels. Within the church there is a diversity of worship preferences, but now greater humility and understanding to appreciate and encourage each other’s needs.

We wish to be a place where all feel welcome, supported in their faith and life journey led by a warm person, displaying a Christian character and we seek a Rector who will be/be able to:

• Pastorally minded
• Develop networks of relationships
• Understanding preacher and teacher
• Communicate the Gospel in an inclusive and engaging style
• Good listener
• Show empathy and care for the broken and fearful
• Skilled communicator
• Engage with both contemporary and traditional worship styles
• Inspire every member to grow as disciples.

How to apply

For an application pack or to arrange an informal conversation with the Archdeacon of Bedford, please contact his PA, Revd Tricia Reed at or 01727 818 167

Applications made using the Pathways Online Platform will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held on October 17th 2023