Vicar of Watford St Luke

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St Luke’s is a single church parish in a suburban setting. St Luke's Church was founded as a daughter church of St Mary's Watford in 1937. It was built as a dual-purpose building on the newly developing Cassiobury Estate, with the intention of building a new church.
It became a parish in its own right in 1956. In 2006, after some ten years of praying and fundraising, the new church building was completed and consecrated. The church complex has extensive rooms and facilities.
St Luke’s is family focused with an informal, but identifiably Anglican approach.

St Luke’s is a Church who are seeking to grow God’s Kingdom in our Parish and in the places where we live and work.
We have a passion for the Word of God and want to continue to see God’s word in action
in all aspects of our lives. We are a training parish and are keen to continue to accept curates, interns and see our congregation develop their gifting.

The church has four patrons: The Church Pastoral Aid Society, the Bishop of St Albans, the Archdeacon of St Albans and the Vicar of St Mary’s Watford. Our vision statement is “Growing through making Whole-Life Disciples”. Our hope is that as a church we equip and enable people to be ‘whole-life disciples’.
We pray that St Luke’s isn’t simply a place where people come to find God, but rather a place that equips its members to serve as ambassadors for Christ on their ‘frontline’ (work, home, voluntary role, etc) where God has placed them.
As a church we have been gradually growing over the last few years, with an electoral roll of around 270. Our Mission Action Plan was updated in 2018 and reflects our desire as a Church to reach out further to our local community. God is continuing to bless us as a church community and we look forward to what He is going to do in the next chapter of life at St Luke’s over the coming years.

Due to staff changes our new vicar will have the opportunity to build on
and reshape the staff team, in line with our desire to develop bridges in
the local community, including with the Christians Across Watford network (multi-denominational).

A person who:
 Has Prayer at the heart of all they do and will encourage the Church to pray singly, in groups and as a Church to discern God’s will.
 Has a living and personal relationship with Jesus and talks about it.
 Has a Pastoral heart and would seek to reach out to our Parish.
 Seeks to teach God’s Word, to build up the Church and to equip them to be witnesses in their families and places of work.
 Is open to the leading and power of the Holy Spirit.
 Sees the importance of the children and youth work and seeks to support those gifted in this way
 Is able to delegate, lead groups and draw people out.
 Is humble and doesn’t take themselves too seriously
 Has a good sense of humour
 Will have a Vision for the way God is leading the Church
 Is not afraid to challenge us or make us uncomfortable if necessary but also to encourage us.

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Kathy Burch

The closing date for this post Midnight on 2 June

Interviews and visits on the 13 June