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Team Vicar/Chaplain

The Diocese of Southwark and Surbiton High School


London and Home Counties


Ref: JN010358

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Team Vicar

of St John the Evangelist, in the Kingston Team


at Surbiton High School


The Diocese of Southwark in conjunction with Surbiton High School wish to make a joint appointment. This new role combines the duties of Team Vicar of St John the Evangelist Kingston and a School Chaplain for Surbiton High School.


A priest is sought who

  • is prayerful, with a strong sense of vocation
  • is an open-minded, collaborative and confident leader
  • is an engaging preacher who connects faith with contemporary life
  • is passionate about developing existing links in the local community, including with St John’s School and other local schools
  • has emotional and relational intelligence, fully able to empathise with the pupils
  • has the personal warmth to gain the confidence and trust of pupils, staff and parents
  • has good communication and listening skills with an outgoing and positive outlook
  • has a flexible and creative approach to solving problems
  • has the organisational skills needed to manage two part time roles while prioritising time for their own well-being

This joint post is offered with housing and full incumbent’s stipend. There is a modern four bedroomed vicarage, with garden and garage, adjacent to the church.


For further details and to apply, please click the 'apply for this job' button below.


For an informal conversation about St John’s please contact the Archdeacon’s PA, Romana Nelson at


For an informal conversation about Surbiton High School please contact Senior Vice Principal, Matthew Close at


Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 1 September 2022

Parish Visit for shortlisted candidates: Saturday 17 September 2022

Interviews: Monday 19 September 2022


We aim to be a diverse and truly representative diocese, and particularly welcome applications from women and people of UKME/Global Majority Heritage.


An enhanced DBS is required for both roles in this joint post

Closing date: 01 September 2022


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