Rector St Peter's Farnborough

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Farnborough Surrey
Clergy

Farnborough is situated in the north-east corner of Hampshire
close to the borders of Surrey and Berkshire. Farnborough is home to
many businesses, including companies in the IT industry, and is internationally known
for its biennial Air Show. There are good road and rail links to London (fast trains to London Waterloo: 34 minutes), Guildford and Reading.

There is a mixture of housing, from large properties built in the early part of the twentieth century, to a number of modern housing estates and flats. There has been significant house and flat building within Farnborough in recent years. The town is an area of low unemployment.
A mix of state and independent schools and colleges for all ages can be found locally – including the Farnborough 6th Form College and Farnborough College of Technology both of which Ofsted rated as‘Outstanding’. There are are a number of residential care homes and retirement living complexes in the local area. Frimley Park Hospital (2 miles from the church) has an Emergency Department and the hospital is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

We are a large, friendly, vibrant, evangelical church. On a Sunday, around 450 people of all ages worship God in varying styles.

We do have active involvement with all ages from the local community. But, as the local demographics change, we have new potential and greater opportunities for sharing the Gospel.

We do have active involvement with all ages from the local community. But, as the local demographics change, we have new potential and greater opportunities for sharing the Gospel.

We are looking for a man or woman who has a clear calling to serve, lead, teach and minister, in God’s love, to all those in our area. We hope that you will:

  • help us bridge the gap between everyday life and the Bible we are exploring
  • as a disciple of Jesus, bring a track record of leading a disciple-making culture, particularly with those aged 20-40
  • celebrate and enjoy our diverse styles of worship within the breadth of the Evangelical tradition
  • be a relationship-builder who, with other churches and organisations, seeks the good of the town and signs of God’s kingdom
  • want to share with us the excitement of where God may be taking us next.

You will see that we have started a journey to realise our vision, but know that we have more to do. We have a sense of excitement about where God will lead us, using our strengths and helping us meet the challenges. We want you to help us in that journey, leading and nurturing the church. We hope that you will:


● be a Holy Spirit-empowered, enthusiastic communicator of the Bible to all ages
● have a passion for prayer and help us explore and develop a rich and diverse prayer life
● be a leader who can, working with staff, wardens, PCC, volunteers and other local churches,hold and develop future vision
● accept male or female leadership be it lay or ordained
● enable and encourage every-member-ministry
●manage and motivate a large staff team whilst being supported with advice and
encouragement from other leaders within the congregation and Diocese
● as a disciple of Jesus, bring a track record of leading a disciple-making culture, particularly with those aged 20-40
● celebrate and enjoy our diverse styles of worship within the breadth of the Evangelical
tradition
● be a relationship-builder who, with other churches and organisations, seeks the good of
the town and signs of God’s kingdom

CPAS is an evangelical patron with involvement in the appointment to 531 benefices. www.cpas.org.uk

To view our microsite visit https://jobs.churchofengland.org/cpas/

If you have any queries contact the patronage team at CPAS John Fisher jfisher@cpas.org.uk or Kathy Burch kburch@cpas.org.uk

The closing date for this post Midnight on 23 January

Visits and interviews 27 & 28 February