Vicar of St Michael & All Angels Church, Wilmington

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St Michael and All Angels is seeking to be a growing and supportive Church at the heart of the Parish of Wilmington. We aim to grow across generations and for our church to be welcoming to all. A church to encounter God, where personal faith can grow and flourish. Our mission work aims to encompass local Diocesan, national and international communities and to serve through prayer, pastoral support, practical help and financial aid.

St Michael & All Angels Church ("St Michael's") is a busy and active Church serving the needs of the Parish. Therefore, we need a dedicated vicar with the following skills to meet the needs of the Parish:

  • A leader who can facilitate and encourage both personal and church growth.
  • An individual with strong pastoral focus and interpersonal skills.
  • Someone with a Bible based approach to teaching and a flexible approach to different styles of worship.
  • A good communicator who works well as part of a team.
  • Someone to encourage the spiritual and prayer life of the church.
  • A person with heart for outreach and evangelism, wanting to invite, welcome and receive people from all backgrounds.
  • An individual with good management and financial skills and who is IT competent.
  • An individual willing to work with other churches and denominations.

If you believe that God is calling you to be the next minister to lead his people here at St Michael's and think that you fit the above requirements, then please contact the Diocese of Rochester, as directed.

For more information about this application process, please use this link

The Parish of St Michael & All Angles is located in the village of Wilmington, Dartford, with 192 on the Electoral Roll, 93 of which are not resident within the Parish. There are three services on a Sunday at 8.30 am, 10.30 am and 6.30 pm, with the highest attendance being at the 10.30 am service. The average weekly attendance was 113 adults and 12 children as recorded in October 2017. St Michael's is a busy parish with a strong ministry team, supported by members of the congregation, as well as strong connections with the wider community.

Wilmington is part of the Deanery of Dartford, comprising 12 parishes in 10 benefices covering the towns of Dartford and Swanley and the countryside in between. The deanery churches, to various extents, support the work of Christians Together, and this includes the foodbank, Street Pastors, winter night shelter and debt counselling. The clergy chapter is supportive, meets together regularly and goes on an annual retreat.

For application forms please contact:

The Archdeacon of Rochester’s PA at

Or telephone 01634 560000 Ext 1402

Closing date: 12th November 2018

Interviews: 28th November 2018