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We serve a large parish of over 14,000 people which continues to grow! We are very proud of the many links we have built up with the community and are praying for an incumbent who will have the vision and the energy to encourage us in our outreach and guide us as we seek to continue to grow as a church both spiritually and numerically.

We can offer:

  • a church that is at the heart of the community;
  • an active ministry team and congregation willing to support the new Rector in all aspects of church and community life;
  • a fantastic catering team!

We are praying for a new Rector who ...

  • is prayerful with a strong personal relationship with God and who can inspire others to grow spiritually;
  • is committed to encouraging people of all ages to be part of the church family and will bring fresh insights;
  • is comfortable with a broad range of worship styles;
  • recognises our commitment to the pastoral care of the whole community and is willing to nurture and encourage this;
  • is a good communicator and listener who is committed to working collaboratively;
  • is a visionary leader who will hep the church to evolve and grow in our particular context.

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

Patrons: The Bishop of Rochester and CPAS.

CPAS is an evangelical patron with involvement in the appointment to 530 benefices.

Further information about the Diocese of Rochester can be found at:

Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit their application online via Pathways. Application forms can also be obtained from Maria Campbell, PA to the Archdeacon of Tonbridge:

Closing date for applications: Monday, 21 January 2019.

Interviews will be held on: Monday, 25th February 2019.

Candidates invited for interview will also be invited to contact the parish to arrange an informal visit prior to the interview date.