Priest in Charge

Posted 10 months agoExpires in 7 days
West St ,Deal, Kent
Clergy

St Andrew’s is the single parish benefice of North Deal under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough and under the ecclesiastical authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury (who is the Patron of the living) delegated to the Bishop of Dover.

The parish is seeking someone who will build on the long Anglo-Catholic tradition of the parish and continue its growth and mission. He will be someone can appreciate tradition and offer modern liturgy. Rooted in prayer and devotion to God in his own life, he will be a leader for the whole parish and enable us to deepen our spiritual life and mission to the town.

The Bishop of Dover wishes to appoint an experienced Parish Priest for this church, which has a long history in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, to continue its growth and mission and to be a beacon of Catholic teaching and practice as well as a resource for the wider deanery and diocese.

We are looking for a priest who is:

  • A leader who will inspire and facilitate others to use their gifts and skills to enable the church to continue to grow;
  • A visible presence and able to reach out to the wider town community and young families;
  • A member of The Society to comply with the ACS sponsorship requirements;
  • Above all, a holy priest who loves Jesus and will love us, too.

We offer:

  • A supportive congregation that is willing to play its part in mission;
  • A beautiful and bustling town with many opportunities;
  • Above all, people who love Jesus and will love you, too.

The parish has passed the Resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.

Closing date: 24 November 2019

Interviews: 12 December 2019

Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills: louise.mills@archdeacashford.org

Full details and profile: https://pathways.churchofengland.org or www.canterburydiocese.org/vacancies

  • Have a contagious zeal for the spreading of the Gospel and the mission of the Church .
  • Be a firm but loving and able leader committed to working closely with the PCC, Standing Committee and parish at large. Be able and willing to delegate where appropriate .
  • Be focused on the importance of the Mass at the centre of parish life.
  • Care about worship and ensure that it is meaningfully and thoughtfully presented .
  • Be ready, able and willing to speak up for the Catholic cause within the Church of England.
  • Preach rigorous content in an engaging and accessible manner.
  • Teach the faith to young and old alike in orthodox and inspirational ways.
  • Work with other Christian communities in the area and build on the good links that already exist .
  • Deepen and further the parish’s relationship with the diocese, deanery, ecumenical partners and the secular and civil authorities.
  • Be sensitive to those of differing opinions.
  • A member of The Society;
  • Committed to the Catholic tradition and the centrality of the Mass in our worship
  • Willing to maintain our tradition of the daily Mass (dependent on there being help available from retired priests)
  • Committed to teaching and living the faith as handed down in the Catholic creeds
  • Led by the Holy Spirit to help us deepen our discipleship and enrich our spiritual lives
  • Sociable and approachable
  • Able to reach out to the wider town community and young families
  • A leader who will inspire and facilitate others to use their gifts and skills to enable the church to continue to grow
  • Above all, a holy priest who loves Jesus and will love us too.