Priest-in-Charge (Vicar-designate)

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Green Street Green, Orpington

This is an exciting time of change for our two churches of St Mary's Green Street Green and All Souls Pratts Bottom as we look towards working more closely and formally with the Ministry Team in the neighbouring parish of Chelsfield, and we need a priest who is able to lead us through that change.

The appointment to Priest-in-Charge is a full-time position.

Merging with another parish can be a challenging prospect but both parishes have been fully aware of this for some months. The unity and understanding within our own parish has grown and we look forward to furthering this with another parish.

We are looking for a Priest-in-Charge who has a keen pastoral interest, who can understand the different backgrounds people are coming from and is enthusiastic and committed.

We are seeking someone who will be willing to:

  • lead us through and manage a time of significant change
  • encourage and develop work among families and young people
  • through prayer and led by the Holy Spirit help us fulfil our strategic vision
  • work collaboratively to move us forward in worship and outreach, delegating where appropriate and leading when necessary
  • nurture the spiritual gifts of others so that we may flourish
  • lead us into spiritual and numerical growth
  • build community links as an energetic and outgoing leader
  • work with the Ministry Leadership Team in strategic planning and delivery of worship and teaching
  • continue to build a sense of unity and common purpose across the two congregations
  • develop a teaching programme to lead us all into maturity in Christ

Our congregations show a diverse churchmanship. Our traditional style of liturgy is valued by a large proportion of our congregation. However, we would seek to increasingly include more diverse forms of worship.

We value Biblical teaching and everything we do is guided by our understanding of Scripture.

Our finances are secure - however there is no room for complacency and so we would look for development of stewardship as an expression of our discipleship.

Further details about St Mary's Green Street Green and All Souls Pratts Bottom can be found on the parish website:

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Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12th June (interviews will be held on Thursday 18th July)