Rector in the benefice of Oakley with Wootton St Lawrence

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Oakley, Basingstoke
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The benefice of Oakley with Wootton St Lawrence is in a growing commuter village on the outskirts of Basingstoke with a charismatic tradition.

We appreciate the difference between thanksgiving, praise and worship and we understand that the whole of our lives is an act of worship when presented to the Lord as living sacrifice.

With a pool of ten multi-gifted musicians, this allows us to assemble a worship band who play during Sunday morning services, with a repertoire of contemporary songs and traditional hymns.

We can provide a supportive enthusiastic lay team. A congregation hungry for Christ and open to the Spirit's leading and a large 4 bedroomed house in the heart of the community.

For an informal conversation please contact the Ven Richard Brand, Archdeacon of Winchester on: 01962 710960

Closing date: 18 October 2018 at 12 noon

Tour and interviews on: 6 and 7 November 2018

Patron: The Queen's College Oxford

We seek an enthusiastic and energetic Minister who will:

  • give strong leadership, inspire us and rive an exciting and ambitious strategy for growth
  • encourage gifts of the Spirit within all our expressions of worship and every aspect of church
  • engage with all ages to present and interpret the Christian message in a modern context
  • help us re-imagine and reinvigorate our Cell Groups and mid-week discipleship
  • build, motivate and encourage individual, team and leadership gifts to grow the different ministries
  • be adventurous so we use new ideas and models of church to make us relevant and increase our impact.

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Winchester Diocese

At the heart of our life is the desire to be always Living the Mission of Jesus. We are engaged in a strategic process to deliver a mission-shaped Diocese, in which parochial, pastoral and new forms of pioneering and radical ministry all flourish. Infused with God's missionary Spirit we want three character traits to be clearly visible in how we live:

  • Passionate personal spirituality;
  • Pioneering faith communities;
  • Prophetic global citizens.

The Diocese of Winchester is an exciting place to be right now. With a grant of £4.3m from the strategic Development Fund, we are investing in missional projects across the diocese which are aimed at strategic growth for the common good. We pray that, if God is calling you to join us in his mission here, he will reveal this to you clearly as you consider this post.


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