Associate Vicar - Discipleship and Leadership

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We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a full time Associate Vicar, to be part of the senior leadership team, to enable us to implement and develop our discipleship pathway and leadership pipeline as part of our disciple-making vision.

St Mary’s is a large and lively parish church in the charismatic and evangelical tradition with a clear focus on helping people become fully devoted whole-life disciples of Jesus Christ.

This role will be responsible for nurturing discipleship and developing the ministry of all God’s people by overseeing small groups, training, leadership development, mentoring, discipleship and learning.

This is a challenging post requiring a person of considerable enthusiasm, energy and wisdom, who can provide inspirational leadership. We are looking for someone with experience and maturity, to help us grow in faith and love, leading to a deeper understanding of God’s message for us, our community and our world as we reach out in a post-Christian context.

Are you:

  • Experienced in growing and maturing disciples, looking for a place to further your passion and make a lasting impact in the church locally and further afield?
  • An informed, engaging and gifted teacher, trainer and communicator able to touch all learning styles?
  • An enabling leader, experienced in encouraging and releasing the gifts of others, able to organise, recruit, delegate and coordinate?
  • An effective manager who can build teams and release gifts and skills of others and has the ability to turn vision into reality?
  • A spiritual leader, prayerful, disciplined and dependent on the work of the Spirit?

If so, we would love you to consider applying to be our Associate Vicar.

For an informal conversation with the Vicar, The Revd Richard Wilson, please phone on 07875 959 339 or email

Parish visit: Tuesday 28th May 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 29th May 2019

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS

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Our Parish
Reigate is situated to the south of London, just outside the M25. It is a relatively prosperous London commuter-town with good connections to the surrounding area. Many young couples relocate here from London in order to start families, as the local schools have a good reputation and the area is surrounded with open green spaces.

Our Family
There are 572 individuals currently on the electoral roll of St Mary’s and the Heath Church, with an average total Sunday attendance of around 460 (including children) in 2018.

St Mary’s Parish Church hosts three services every Sunday:
• At 9.00am we hold a traditional communion service in the chancel, using the Book of Common Prayer. This service is attended by 50 – 60 people.
• Our 10.30am service is a relaxed, family-friendly service and usually attended by around 350 people of all ages. We have a thriving Children and Young People’s ministry.
• The final service at 6:30pm is informal, with a focus on contemporary worship and more scope for charismatic preaching, teaching and ministry.

The Heath Church has a service at 10.30 each Sunday morning.

There are a number of outstanding schools in the Reigate area, both independent and state-funded. Within the immediate vicinity of St Mary’s Church is the voluntary-aided Reigate Parish Church Primary School and has significant links to the church. Adjacent to the church grounds are Reigate Grammar School and Reigate St Mary’s Preparatory and Choir School, both of which are independent. Reigate Priory Junior School is situated in the local park, Holmesdale Community Infant School is nearby, and St Bede’s School in nearby Redhill, is a unique, voluntary aided, fully ecumenical Christian secondary school with whom we have strong links.