The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.
The Diocese of London (LDF) is seeking a Kensington Lead Area Director of Ordinands (ADO) to play a key role within the Kensington Area team, based from Regal House, Twickenham.
This is a ministerial role and the post-holder will be an ordained priest in the Church of England. Diocese of London stipend and housing within easy reach of Twickenham will be provided.
Informal enquiries: Revd Cara Lovell (Director of Ministry) email@example.com
The Kensington Episcopal Area team has accompanied some 35 candidates for ordination through their discernment journey in 2023. This is among the highest number from any Diocese or Episcopal Area in the Church of England, and includes many candidates from under-represented groups, especially through the Peter and Caleb Streams.
The new post of Lead Area Director of Ordinands offers the opportunity to play a key role in leading this exciting ministry of discernment and preparation of ordinands. The post is funded for three years by Church of England Capacity Funding and reports to the Area Director of Ministry (ADM), working with an existing 0.5 time Area Director of Ordinands and a team of volunteer clergy and lay vocations assessors.
This is a ministerial role which requires the post-holder to prayerfully discern with others God’s calling and to offer pastoral sensitivity in conversations with candidates and others. The post-holder will be an ordained priest in the Church of England, having a lively faith in Jesus Christ that finds expression in prayer, public worship and in manner of life.
The appointed person will also have the following experience, knowledge and skills:
The LDF is the employment body that serves and supports the Diocese of London and Church of England. The Diocesan of London comprises of c400 parishes north of the River Thames and within the M25 motorway. You can find our Diocesan 2030 vision, which outlines our priorities for the next 10 years here: london.anglican.org/our-2030-vision
The Diocese of London is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents our context and wider community
We are aware that those of Global Majority Heritage/United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (GMH/UKME), women, and disabled people are currently under-represented among our clergy and workforce, and we particularly encourage applications from those with the relevant skills and experience that will increase this representation.
The LDF offers a supportive working environment, opportunity for career development and the following financial benefits: