Pioneer Associate Vicar

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New Malden

St John’s is a lively evangelical church serving an area between Kingston and New Malden which is seeing change and development. It has a deep and longstanding commitment to share the love of Jesus with its local community.

This is an exciting opportunity for a minister with pioneering gifts to lead a church committed to developing its mission and ministry. We are looking for someone who will be:

Parish website

For an informal chat, please contact The Revd Stephen Kuhrt
on 0208 942 2523 or

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 6th March 2019

Visits to the Parish for shortlisted candidates: by arrangement

Interviews: Tuesday 26th March 2019

The Pioneer Associate Vicar will be responsible to the Vicar of Christ Church, New Malden, Stephen Kuhrt, with support from the Diocese through the Dean of Fresh Expressions. The successful candidate will be expected to work with the existing leadership at St John’s to fulfil the following main responsibilities:

  • Pioneer work (at least 1-1 ½ days a week) working towards the establishment of a fresh local area of mission that will engage with those who are ‘unchurched’.
  • Missional work seeking to build upon and develop the current mission projects of St John’s and other activities within the Parish.
  • Pastoral care of the existing congregation of St John’s and the commitment to the nurture and development of a vibrant 21st century community of Christian faith.

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

We are looking for:

  • An energetic missional open evangelical able to lead and inspire others in the task of bringing the love of God in Jesus Christ the lives of those outside of the church.
  • A prayerful and imaginative thinker, able to discern priorities and where God is directing efforts to be best located.
  • A courageous leader, able to take tough decisions but combined with love and sensitivity, the desire to be a ‘team player’ and work well with others.

Both St John’s and Christ Church would be described as ‘Open Evangelical’ and strongly support the full ministry of women at every level. St John’s places a major emphasis upon flexibility and informality in its approach to worship and being as friendly and approachable as possible.