House for Duty Team Vicar

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Cheddington
Clergy

We are looking for a House for Duty Team Vicar to work Sunday plus two days a week focusing on the parish of Cheddington with Mentmore, with opportunities to minister across the Cottesloe Team, of which the parish is a part, providing good rail links and within easy reach of London.

Interview dates - 10th and 11th December 2018

We are:

  • A parish of two villages, each with its own church; one larger diverse community, and one smaller
  • A diverse parish with varied worship patterns. We wish to continue this flexibility and we are open to new ideas and suggestions
  • An active parish, sharing responsibility and mutually supportive
  • Blessed with many people (an authorised lay preacher, readers, intercessors, musicians, group leaders etc) who help and support a variety of weekday activities and take part in worship

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Prayerfully minister the love of God and the Good News of Jesus to the people of Cheddington and Mentmore, and nurture and grow our Church community
  • Feel comfortable with various forms of worship, encompassing Common Worship, the Book of Common Prayer, a Family Service, Morning Worship, and Messy Church, with opportunities to develop and explore different worship styles
  • Support and nurture the laity to use their gifts by exploring different avenues of ministry and mission and encourage others to become more involved in a fully collaborative way.
  • Maintain the close ecumenical relationship with the Cheddington Methodist chapel
  • Encourage the family service, building on existing work
  • Continue to bring our church into the centre of village life
  • Share strengths and talents with the Cottesloe Team and lead us through the formulation of our new MAP.

This person should:

  • Enjoy entering the villages’ social life and activities
  • Promote the interests of the Church by engaging with the community in various ways

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

We have:

  • An active ministry team including pastoral care
  • Good ecumenical co-operation

We aim to:

  • Establish ourselves at the heart of village community life
  • Be a nurturing and growing church serving the needs of all ages in the community

We offer a spacious four-bedroom detached house in Cheddington within easy reach of both churches.

Enhanced DBS Required