Do you long for children to know Jesus personally?
Do you relate well to children?
Can you equip and encourage our teams of volunteers?
Would you thrive in leading evangelistic Bible studies with Toddler parents?
Would you enjoy being part of a large parish staff team?
If so, we are a well established evangelical Anglican church looking for someone to join our team in developing the mission and ministry of our church and parish.
This is a full time post with housing and pension.
We will also welcome part-time or job share applications.
St Mary's is the historic Parish Church of Chesham, part of the Parish of Great Chesham.
It is home to a friendly church family of all ages, a variety of backgrounds and at different stages of faith.
The main responsibilities include:
Interested applicants should download the attached person specification and application form. Completed applications should be emailed to Edward Bowes-Smith.
St Mary's is part of the Parish of Great Chesham. Seven churches working together in and around Chesham are divided into five Districts, under the oversight of the Team Rector, who is based at St Mary’s Church.
As a team ministry, the seven churches in the parish (working in five districts) aim to work together to reach all of Chesham and the surrounding villages with the good news of Jesus Christ. Each of our churches has a distinctive worship style and emphasis, and the team, which is committed to clear Bible-based ministry, has a common desire to see God’s kingdom grow.
Relationships within the parish staff team are very strong. The clergy and full-time staff meet weekly for prayer, Bible study, catching up, diary planning, and parish business. We have an annual Christmas lunch for staff and their families.
Across the parish there are those who hold both complementarian and egalitarian perspectives on men and women's ministry. Both perspectives are welcome on the parish staff team. Our previous Children’s Minister was female.
The parish staff team are united in their support of the Church of England Evangelical Council’s Declaration of Faith and Additional Declarations.