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St John the Baptist, Harpenden




London and Home Counties


Ref: JN006685

Job Description

The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Harpenden, is looking for a new Incumbent who can build on the foundations of the past and lead us confidently into the future.


We are hoping for a priest who will:

  • inspire and encourage us, harnessing our energy and talents
  • preach in an engaging and relevant way
  • share their love of God with people of all ages and at different stages of their faith journey.
  • nurture individuals in their own ministry and encourage collaborative working
  • be open to new ideas and ways of reaching out into the community.

We offer a committed ministerial team, including a Curate in training, a
supportive and forward-looking PCC, and good links to the local community.

Our church is in a very good state of repair and is located in the Southdown area of Harpenden, a popular Hertfordshire town to the north of St Albans.


The vicarage, adjacent to the church, is a four-bedroom detached house built in 1926.


Full details of this vacancy including the parish profile please visit the
diocesan website


For an informal conversation and application details please contact the

Archdeacon of St Albans

Email: • Tel: 01727 818121


Closing date for applications: 31 October 2018

Interview date: 29 November 2018

Closing date: 31 October 2018


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