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Priest in Charge (Vicar Designate)

Southlake St James




London and Home Counties


Ref: JN005637

Job Description

We are a lively, warm and welcoming church on the outskirts of Reading with strong community engagement, including a thriving Messy Church. We are open to change and challenge and are looking forward to seeing how the Holy Spirit will lead us as we seek to grow in numbers, depth of faith and commitment to mission.


We are seeking a forward-thinking, enthusiastic and compassionate leader who will inspire us to fulfil our Vision for our church and wider community.


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • lead us into growth
  • through clear Bible teaching, draw us into a deeper understanding of, and commitment to, our faith
  • be a prayerful, strategic, mission-minded leader, open to the work of the Holy Spirit and with a heart for leading people to Christ
  • care for all ages in the church and have caring concern for those in the wider parish
  • help us engage with those on the fringe of the church and draw them into faith
  • use their experience to be an effective team leader, able to
    encourage, motivate and support both staff and volunteers in their gifts and ministries

    We can offer:

    • a welcoming, hard-working and supportive church community

    • a staff team to support Children and Families work, Youth Work and office administration

    • a structurally sound building that offers good facilities and a large flexible worship area

    • a modern four bedroom detached vicarage

    Will you come and journey with us?

    To view our Parish Profile visit:


    Please contact the Bishop of Reading's office for details of closing/interview dates.


    Further details and application from
    or The Bishop of Reading’s office, Bishop’s House, Tidmarsh Lane, Tidmarsh, Reading, RG8 8HA
    Telephone: 0118 9841216


    Enhanced DBS disclosure is required


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