Worship Architect: 18 hours a week
The vision behind this role begins by strengthening and nurturing where we have got to in our worshipping life – before inspiring and growing the worship ministry to become central to who we are. We desire to be a place where the worship of God is THE key distinctive of our land. And this role is aimed to develop our capacity to fulfill this vision.
The ‘Architect’ title is intentionally given as we desire to release the person God leads to this role to: ‘sketch the worship blueprint’ of the Kingdom of heaven here – before inspiring, training and deploying the ‘builders’ to construct the house… In other words, we desire this postholder to grow, gather and inspire a rising movement of worship, worship leaders, and worshippers across our locality.
We are looking for someone who has a sense of calling to this post, the leadership skills to give overall strategic direction to the worship teams in church, and the interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide range of people both within and outside our congregation. You should show influence, both within the context of worship, and more widely as a key member of the church staff team.
Technically, you should possess strong musical skills, involving at least one instrument, strong vocal / singing skills, and strong worship leading skills, in large and small settings, and the ability to oversee and co-ordinate worship events that will often involve people from other churches.
The role is based at Ashington church, but will also build significant relationships with the other churches in our Benefice. The role is 18 hours a week, including Sundays, and the annual salary is £9,360.
House for Duty Curate in Charge
St Margaret of Antioch
within the plurality of Uckfield, Isfield and Horsted Parva
Brave enough for a rural challenge? Lover of BCP? Steam enthusiast? Seeking the riches of village life?
What more could you want?!
A charming Sussex village, despite its quasi-ribbon development – 3 miles long and 50yds wide, with an exquisite 14th C church set out in the fields, an inviting pub named ‘The Laughing Fish’ and the Lavender Line steam railway, friendly natives and keen and supportive church community – all these attractions are on offer to the right priest, who will relish Gospel preaching and pastoral ministry, will have a heart for mission and a willingness to be drawn into the fullness of community life.
This could be the post for YOU!
Full details are available from:
The Archdeacon of Hastings
The Ven. Philip Jones at The Archdeaconry, High Street,
Maresfield East Sussex TN22 2EH 01825 763326
NB: Completed and signed applications should be sent to:
The Bishop of Chichester
Enhanced DBS is required
Communications Officer: 7.5 hours a week
Up till now we have managed our communications with team made up of volunteers, who have done an excellent job of overseeing our communications strategy, and producing relevant materials. However, the needs and demands are such in this area that it is increasingly beyond delivery by volunteers, and so we are seeking a paid position to bring the necessary skills and stability of work required to lead and deliver our Benefice communications, both within and outside of our churches.
The role will ensure communication across the benefice occurs efficiently and appropriately, take a lead in directing current and future methods of communicating to the churches, villages and wider area, and will work with and support the Parish Administrator in managing communication.
We are looking for a committed Christian with a passion for communication. You should have an understanding of the different communication needs in a diverse ‘organism’ such as our mixed group of churches, good writing skills, and strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills.
Technically you should be competent in Microsoft Office products, Internet and web-based editing and content management skills, and in the use of Microsoft Publisher. Experience of “Church App”, Mail Chimp and media interaction would also be an advantage. The role is one day (7.5 hours) a week, ideally split over two half-days, and the annual salary is £3,900.
Organist required for St Mary the Virgin, Barnham, West Sussex.
Our organist is leaving to take up the organ scholarship at Chelmsford Cathedral.
Barnham is an active, friendly village church which values its music, and supports the choir enthusiastically. Fees are commensurate with RSCM rates, plus weddings and funerals. Organist to play for 11:15 Sunday service, and occasional Evensongs and feast days. Worship is in the modern Anglo-Catholic tradition.
Small robed choir of children and adults, RSCM affiliated, using Voice for Life; 2-manual Melodia pipe organ.
Further details from Miss Rosie Vinter, C/O The Parish Office, 35 Barnham Road, Barnham, West Sussex, PO22 0EQ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our seaside parish between Bognor Regis and Chichester is looking for a Director of Music to play our new Makin digital organ at the 10.30am Parish Eucharist and occasional special services and lead weekly choir practices.
St Richard's has a modern Catholic tradition (Common Worship/New English Hymnal) and a strong musical history, with an RSCM-affiliated choir of children and adults.
For further details please contact:
Fr Lawson Nagel
25 Gossamer Lane,
Tel: 01243 262049
Parish website: http://www.aldwick.org.uk/