Priest in Charge (Rector Designate)
Parish of Sanderstead and Hamsey Green
Our suburban parish on the border between the London Borough of Croydon and the lovely Surrey countryside and with a spacious modern Rectory, is seeking a Priest-in-Charge (Rector Designate) to lead our church as we seek to fulfil our mission to proclaim Jesus, change lives and serve our community.
We are looking for a leader who, with energy and dynamism, who will develop the vision for the church to enable the children and families work to be a priority in order to grow the church both in numbers and spiritual maturity. In addition, the new person will care and tend for the existing ageing congregation many of whom have ¬faithfully served the church for many years.
The person we are looking for should have:
strong communication skills,
the ability to engage and encourage people across the age ranges and to convey the church’s mission, vision and priorities;
a commitment to preach the Word of God in thoughtful and stimulating ways;
an energy and dynamism probably more extrovert than introvert;
a pastoral heart, showing empathy and good listening skills,
the ability, willingness and experience to help us to develop and enjoy a variety of worship styles, including a wider range of
musical worship and a deeper corporate prayer life -whilst recognising and valuing our heritage;
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For an informal conversation with the Archdeacon of Croydon, please contact the Archdeacon’s PA Kathleen.email@example.com to arrange a time for a phone conversation.
Closing Date: Sunday 12 June 2022
Parish Visit for shortlisted candidates: Monday 11 July 2022
Interviews: Monday 11 July 2022
Please note we have a policy in Southwark Diocese that to be appointed to an incumbent status post, a priest must have served a title in an Anglican church in the British Isles.
This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure