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  • Organist: St Peter ad Vincula

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    St Peter’s ad Vincula

    Folkington, Nr Polegate, Sussex, BN26 5SD

    St Peter’s Church is looking for a new organist to accompany us in our worship for two Sundays a month. We are a small rural community set in stunning countryside in the heart of the South Downs National Park. We have a very friendly and committed congregation and we use the Book of Common Prayer. Our ideal candidate will be flexible - we sometimes hold special services for children and to celebrate festivals like Rogation Sunday – and supportive of our Christian mission.

    For more information – including remuneration and service times, Please contact Sabrina Harcourt-Smith on our Church Warden Team,  01323 482036 

  • Four Rural Posts

    Type: Clergy By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Deanery of Petworth

    Four Rural Posts

    The Bishop of Chichester is seeking to appoint a mission team of FIVE clergy to minister in four contiguous benefices of rural West Sussex.  The team’s core members will be:

    1.   A priest-in-charge of Wisborough Green, a full stipend post, who will act as vicar of the parish and leader of the mission team
    2.   A support member of the mission team – a full stipend post supporting and supplementing ministry in the area and especially in the three House for Duty benefices following:
    3.   A House for Duty priest for Stopham and Fittleworth (approx 2 Sunday services and 2 PCCs, C of E controlled primary school.)
    4.   Two House for Duty posts have now been filled.

    1   Wisborough Green, Priest-in-charge  (Pop 1360.  ER 115)  

    Please see the parish profile and team job description for more information
    This is an exciting post which combines the role of Vicar of Wisborough Green and that of Mission Team Leader across three other benefices (each with a House for Duty Priest) situated in the beautiful Sussex countryside.  We are seeking to appoint a Priest-in-charge to lead the thriving benefice of Wisborough Green which is of a broad central tradition and to lead the mission team which will include the three House for Duty Priests plus a further full-time stipendiary priest to provide leadership and drive for new worship and mission initiatives.
    The successful applicant will:

    • Have a love for all people and a heart for evangelism
    • Be an inspiring leader and excellent communicator with imagination and vision
    • Lead worship for the whole church family in a variety of styles, welcoming and suitable for different ages and preferences.
    • Support and foster lay ministry; encourage people to develop their gifts and abilities
    • Empathise and encourage people at different stages of their journey in faith
    • Develop outworking of practical Christian faith in the wider community

    2   Mission Team member

    A self-motivating energetic priest is sought for this innovative full-time post addressing mission needs in the four benefices.  The primary roles are to support youth and families work in the parishes and other pastoral needs, such as evangelistic/nurture courses and marriage and confirmation preparation.  There are three schools in the benefices and they welcome support from their parish churches.  Accommodation will be provided in the deanery.  
    Please see the specific job description for the role and the parish profiles of the various benefices.
    This post along with one of the House for Duty posts might suit an appropriately qualified ordained married couple.

    3   Stopham and Fittleworth  (Pop  1000  ER 106)  House for Duty

    Fittleworth is the main village in the benefice with a school, and village activities such as Urban Saints (Crusaders), Scouts, Guides etc
    An active congregation with an expanding Sunday School seeks a priest-in-charge (House for duty) who has ‘vision for the growth of the church in our community and the energy and enthusiasm to enable us . . . to bring it to life.’  Supportive active PCC.
    Stopham has a small growing congregation who worship God in the beauty and timeless language of the Book of Common Prayer
    Please see the parish profile for more information

    Parish profiles, job descriptions and applications forms
    Applications are invited for each of the above vacancies.  
    Contact The Palace, Chichester, PO19 1PY  Tel: 01243 782161

    Please contact the Archdeacon of Horsham (01293 513719) for further background information. Application forms should be returned to The Palace as above.

    All posts require DBS disclosure

  • House-for-Duty NSM Priest-in-Charge: Burwash Weald

    Type: Clergy By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    The Bishop of Chichester seeks an energetic priest with a heart for rural ministry for this delightful Sussex Weald parish. The
    successful applicant will be mission orientated, a collaborative pastor and leader and will be:

    • a person of faith, prayer and vision who can build on and grow the congregation.
    • whose beliefs are firmly rooted in the Bible and who is able to communicate its timeless message in a powerful and contemporary way.
    • warm, welcoming and enthusiastic with a gift of leadership, compassionate and caring.
    • able to build good relationships with everyone in the parish
    • a good team builder who will encourage key members of the church to reach their potential with humour and common sense.
    • Passionate about promoting the parish church and reaching out to the community with a strong pastoral commitment.

    Further details and an application form are obtainable from
    The Archdeacon of Hastings,
    The Ven. Philip Jones,
    The Archdeaconry
    High Street,
    East Sussex TN22 2EH
    01825 763326 archhastings@chichester.anglican.org
    To whom completed applications should be sent.
    Enhanced DBS/CRB disclosure required.

    Interview date to be announced

  • Curate in Charge: Isfield

    Type: Clergy By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Uckfield Deanery

    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
    The Palace,
    PO19 1PY

    Enhanced DBS is required

  • Organist: St Martin's Brighton

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Organist: St. Martin's Brighton

    We are looking for an organist who appreciates congregational music within a definite Catholic Liturgy, a description of our worship has been 'Caister Catholic'. There is opportunity to develop a corps of cantors, work with a small group of young musicians in the uniformed groups and develop links with the School Choir.

    The Parish is part of the Brighton Wagner Group each parish of which has its own style so the chance to be involved with other musical traditions is possible. The Congregation is an all age family at worship and will be welcoming of a new organist and family if appropriate.

    Further details:
    The Reverend Canon Trevor Buxton
    01273 604687

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