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The Parish of Frant with Eridge

Contract:

Permanent

Location:

South East

Ref: JN006385

Job Description

Situated within the beautiful Sussex countryside and close to Tunbridge Wells, we are a thriving parish with a vision for our two churches in adjoining villages to be lively, growing places where people of all ages know and respond to the love of Jesus and accept him into their lives.

 

We look forward to welcoming a Rector who is:

  • in the mainstream of the evangelical tradition and able to embrace a broad spectrum of churchmanship
  • an able, thoughtful and inspiring teacher and preacher
  • willing and able to care for all ages in the church and for those in the wider parish
  • able to lead us into growth, helping us engage with those on the fringe of the churches and draw them into faith
  • an effective and strategic team leader, able to encourage, motivate and support both staff and volunteers
  • someone who will be prominent in the local village communities
  • someone who will support and encourage the wide range of liturgy and music currently used in worship.

 

We can offer:

  • welcoming, hard-working and supportive church communities
  • a staff team including a part time administrator, two licensed Readers, and a Youth Worker
  • two attractive, interesting and structurally sound churches
  • a well-appointed four bedroom detached vicarage set in a quiet garden, close to schools and village amenities

 

Parish profile: https://frantchurch.org and https://eridgechurch.org

 

Application form: Marc Sacher, PA to the Archdeacon of Hastings: marc.sacher@chichester.anglican.org

 

The Ven Dr Edward Dowler, Archdeacon of Hastings, is available for informal inquiries: archhastings@chichester.anglican.org

 

Closing Date: 12 September

Interviews: 25 September

Closing date: 12 September 2018

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