Rector of St George, Gravesend

Posted 23 days agoExpires in 1 month

What does the role offer?

A town centre Parish based in an
historic Church
A friendly and welcoming mixed
age congregation
Thriving children’s work
A real opportunity to reach
out to the community with the
significant developments around
the Church during the course of
the next few years, including a
new replacement Church hall
A riverside town on the edge of the
North Kent Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty with a range of
interconnected country parks
An hour’s drive from some great
family-friendly beaches
A 1930s-built Rectory in a very
nice residential area within ¾ mile
of the Church
Excellent road links and rail
services to London (including the
High Speed service to St Pancras,
just 25 minutes away), Kent and
the continent
Strong links with the Church of
England primary school within the
Good & successful comprehensive
and grammar schools

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a Rector who believes they have the vision, energy and enthusiasm to lead us as we respond to the opportunities God has given to us to grow as a Church and reach out further into our local community.

We seek a Rector who will:

  • Have prayer as the foundation for all we do and encourage others in prayer.
  • Be a servant leader, team player and delegator who is not afraid to be bold and visionary in the face of future challenges and opportunities, such as those presented by the forthcoming new town centre developments.
  • Have empathy for children and youth work and be supportive of a diverse and all-age congregation to enable inclusive worship.
  • Be able to engage with people from all backgrounds, irrespective of their faith, to build the place of the Church in the wider
  • community.
  • Honour Bible-based teaching and preaching and embrace a variety of styles of preaching/worship.
  • Be a caring pastor, available to listen, empathise and counsel members of the congregation.
  • Identify and develop the latent potential in others, teaching, mentoring, supporting and encouraging lay ministry training.
  • Be willing to continue and develop the long-standing excellent relationships with the local authority and associated bodies and further enhance our close links with Virginia in the USA.

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

About St George’s

Our Vision

Growing in Christian faith

No matter how long we have been Christian believers, each
one of us needs to continue to learn and grow, and we all
need to learn and grow as a Church. Our prayer is to see
God’s people grow and St George’s develop more as a
thriving and witnessing Christian community.

Living God’s way

We want to encourage one another to learn what it means to
‘Live God’s way’ – following Jesus’ example – and put what
we learn into practice.

Giving in Christian service

We aim to serve the people of our Parish in practical ways,
from social action to simply being a listening ear. We seek to
be at the heart of our community, both reaching out to people
where they are and welcoming them in to take part in a wide
range of activities.

Sharing the Good News of Jesus

As each of us go about ‘Living God’s way’ and ‘Giving in
Christian service’ we have the opportunity to share the Good
News of Jesus through word and action, in the hope that
people will come to know Jesus for themselves and then in
turn, and in the company of others, ‘Grow’, ‘Live’, ‘Give’, and
‘Share’ together.

For application forms please contact:

The Archdeacon of Rochester’s PA at

Or telephone 01634 560000 Ext 1402

Closing date: 24th November 2018

Interviews: 17th December 2018

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