Vicar

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South Croydon
Clergy

We are looking for a Vicar who will:

  • join us in our belief in a church that includes everyone
  • be comfortable in our liturgical worship, liberal theology, and in our diverse communities
  • welcome and encourage the contribution from young people
  • engage with the elderly and middle-aged members of our community.

We can offer you:

  • support from two Assistant Priests, two Readers and two Southwark Pastoral Auxiliaries (SPAs)
  • many active and committed volunteers who are involved in all aspects of church and community life
  • support and encouragement in your personal development and your wellbeing.

We would welcome someone with experience of growing God’s Kingdom from which we can all learn and benefit.

The South Croydon Benefice comprises of the Parishes of St. Augustine’s and St. Peter’s and lies to the south of Croydon town centre. The Benefice has a population of just under 13,500 which is expanding as larger single-family dwellings are replaced by small blocks of flats to accommodate the growing population. At the last census, just under 7,000 people stated that they were Christian, while the last time it was checked, the Benefice had a higher than national average of other faith communities, mainly Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist.

Croydon is a lively and culturally diverse South London Borough. It has excellent transport facilities, both into London, west to Wimbledon, north to Cambridge and Peterborough and south to Gatwick and the coast.

The electoral roll of the Benefice totalled 149 at the last completion and is due for renewal this coming year. We are a friendly and welcoming benefice. Whilst our regular services have a traditional feel, we enjoy the challenge of creating alternative worship. We believe in a church that cares for the community, its congregation, its parish and the wider world. We are a benefice where everyone belongs, is valued and can grow in faith.

We are looking for someone to lead both churches, building on our strengths, helping us to grow together in faith, whilst celebrating each church’s individuality. The vicar we would like will have energy, enthusiasm and the vision to guide us into the future.

Please read more about our parish in the attached profile information.

We are looking for a Vicar who will:

  • join us in our belief in a church that includes everyone
  • be comfortable in our liturgical worship, liberal theology, and in our diverse communities
  • welcome and encourage the contribution from young people
  • engage with the elderly and middle-aged members of our community.

We can offer you:

  • support from two Assistant Priests, two Readers and two Southwark Pastoral Auxiliaries (SPAs)
  • many active and committed volunteers who are involved in all aspects of church and community life
  • support and encouragement in your personal development and your wellbeing.

We would welcome someone with experience of growing God’s Kingdom from which we can all learn and benefit.

For more information about this application process, please use this link