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for St James the Great, Thorley




London and Home Counties


Ref: JN007151

Job Description

We are a God-centred, spirit-filled, forward-thinking parish, located on the south west edge of Bishop’s Stortford, who seeks an enthusiastic and gifted minister to lead, teach and inspire us. We want to grow and reach out to our community, making the best use of the incredible gifts we have been blessed with at St James.


We are praying for a Rector who is

  • Family-centred, good with children and young people, and able to relate to all ages
  • Outward-looking, wanting to form links with the local community
  • A good communicator, with strong leadership skills and happy to work with lay members
  • Is an encourager and enabler who helps to draw out the gifts of others
  • Is a leader in worship, an inspiring gifted speaker and a strong Bible teacher
  • Exhibits a willingness to explore new ways of worship, learning and mission
  • Is a team player
  • Will enable the church to engage with the diocesan vision, ‘Living God’s Love’


Potential candidates need to contact The Venerable Janet Mackenzie,

Archdeacon of Hertford, Glebe House, St Mary’s Lane,

Hertingfordbury, Hertford SG14 2LE

Tel: 01727 818159 • Email:

from whom further details can be obtained.


Appointment to this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the DBS


For full details of this vacancy including the parish profile please visit the diocesan website:


Closing date: 12 noon Wednesday 19 June 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 17 July 2019

Closing date: 19 June 2019


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