Vicar - St Paul's, Hamstead

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St Paul’s serves an increasingly diverse residential population four miles north of the city centre. We are looking for an inspirational, enthusiastic and caring priest who is led by the Spirit and has a real heart for parish ministry. There is a lot of love and energy here and we are deeply committed to the community ministry that has been built up at St Paul’s and are eager to reach out to the many people who come into contact with us.

The new priest will:

  • Be a transformational leader in mission
  • Encourage all ages and value people’s contributions and ideas
  • Be creative and thoughtful in leading traditional and modern styles of worship
  • Develop our work with children and young people
  • Support and nurture the newly formed Pastoral Care Team
  • Support and encourage lay leadership and lay ministry
  • Be a good listener communicator and motivator

Closing Date 22 May 2019 Interviews: 7 June 2019

A comprehensive Parish Profile is available here. A Diocesan Profile for this post should be read prior to submitting an application, this is available from the HR Support Officer, Chris Booth who can be emailed on

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, particularly from those who are currently under-represented such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and women.

The Bishop, the Rt Revd David Urquhart, looks for priests to serve as incumbents who have the capacity to grow local church in spiritual depth, in numbers, in confident witness, and in serious engagement with their community. Central to this is the task of identifying, encouraging and endorsing the ministry of others and entrusting them with real responsibility in the work of mission and outreach.

The priest appointed to this role must have been ordained in the Church of England or a church in communion with it and must have exercised at least three years ordained ministry. Those applying to be considered must have the right to work in the UK as this vacancy has does not yet qualify to sponsor a visa. The priest appointed will be an office holder under Common Tenure, and the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations will apply.

It is important that the priest appointed plays a full part in the life of the deanery, particularly Chapter and Synod, and in the wider programmes of the Diocese. Opportunities for ecumenical collaboration should also be pursued, and good relationships sought with other faith communities.

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