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  • Director of Music /Organist for St Peter's Church Henfield

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    The United Benefice of St Peter’s Henfield with St Giles’ Shermanbury and St Peter’s Woodmancote

    “Learning living and sharing God’s Love”

    DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND ORGANIST for ST PETER’S CHURCH HENFIELD AND DIRECTOR OF ST PETER’S CofE SCHOOL CHOIR

    The parish church of St Peter’s is situated in the vibrant West Sussex village of Henfield. We are seeking an enthusiastic and gifted musician who will make a significant contribution to our worshipping life. The musical life of the parish includes a Sung Eucharist 3 Sundays a month, a Non – Eucharistic Family Service on the first Sunday of each month, the usual Festivals, and Choral Evensong, which rotates around the churches of the benefice on the 5th Sunday. There are plans for an extra evening service each month. In addition, there are a good number of weddings and funerals (13 weddings and 22 funerals during 2017) in church.

    As part of our commitment to our Church of England Primary School, our ideal candidate will take a lead in establishing a children’s after-school choir club and be available to play for up to 2 weekly school services during the academic year.

    The PCC is keen for the choral tradition to be re-established at St Peter’s church. The successful candidate will, therefore, have the skill and commitment required to develop the opportunities that the partnership between church and school brings to the recruitment of a new children’s and adult choir to sing at our 10am service each Sunday.

    Music is an important part of our life together as a church and a school, and the successful candidate will be someone who can embrace both traditional and contemporary musical styles. They will be an experienced choir director who can recruit, develop, and encourage singers of all ages. They will develop the musical life of both church and church school and be excited by the opportunities that this post brings. The PCC anticipates that this role requires a commitment of up to 10 hours a week during term time (not including occasional offices) which will be reviewed annually. Salary based on RSCM guidelines, will be up to £7,000 per annum depending on experience, plus fees. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

    For an informal discussion, for further details or to apply please contact

    The Revd Paul Doick | 01273 492017 | p.doick@btinternet.com

  • YMCA Crawley - volunteer chaplains

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

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    Could you make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people (16-25) in Crawley?

    At YMCA Crawley, part of the YMCA DownsLink group, we are currently looking for volunteer chaplains to help run an informal weekly chaplaincy evening, centred on a meal, to support the residents of Crawley Foyer. This project houses 45 young people at any one time, aged 16-25, most of whom stay around 2 years. These young people are usually homeless – i.e. they cannot live at home or do not have a home for a variety of reasons. Our work is challenging but Crawley Foyer is a place where young people can get support and encouragement to turn their lives around.

    Could you be a volunteer chaplain and add real value to the work that we do? As a volunteer chaplain, you will come alongside the young people to listen and support. We are looking for people of faith who are kind, good listeners, non-judgemental, with a sense of humour and a love of young people. You will be part of a small team, and have some training and support. Our chaplaincy service has been established at other centres for a number of years and has been deeply valued by staff and young people. We are now creating a new team of chaplains for the Crawley Foyer.

    Chaplaincy will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6.00-8.00pm, based around a meal. We would ask for a commitment of one evening every 2-3 weeks.

    Interested? Please contact Sue Anson (YMCA Chaplain for North Sussex) for more details, on: 07557855779 or sue.anson@ymcadlg.org

  • YMCA volunteer chaplains - Horsham Y Centre

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Could you make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people at Horsham Y Centre (YMCA)?

    At YMCA Horsham, part of YMCA DownsLink group, we are looking for volunteer chaplains to help run an informal weekly chaplaincy evening to support the residents of Horsham Y Centre. This project houses 50 young people at any one time, aged 16-25, most of whom stay around 2 years. These young people are usually homeless – i.e. they cannot live at home or do not have a home for a variety of reasons. Our work is challenging but Horsham Y Centre is a place where young people can get support and encouragement to turn their lives around.

    Could you be a volunteer chaplain and add real value to the work we do? We are looking for people of faith who are kind, good listeners, non-judgemental, with a sense of humour and a love of young people. You would work in a small team, and have some training and support. Our chaplaincy service has been established at Horsham Y Centre for over 5 years and is deeply valued by staff and young people.

    Chaplaincy takes place on Thursdays evenings and we would ask for a commitment of one evening every 2-3 weeks.

    Interested? Contact Sue Anson, YMCA Chaplain (North Sussex) sue.anson@ymcadlg.org

  • YMCA volunteer chaplains - Gareth Stacey House in Brighton

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Could you make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people (16-25) in Brighton and Hove?

    We are currently looking for volunteer chaplains to help run an informal weekly chaplaincy evening, centred around a meal, to support the residents of Gareth Stacey House in Brighton. This is a supported housing project run by YMCA DownsLink group which houses 15 young people. These young people are usually homeless or unable to live at home for a variety of reasons. Our work is challenging but Gareth Stacey House is a place where young people can get support and encouragement to turn their lives around.

    Could you be a volunteer chaplain and add real value to the work we do? We are looking for people of faith who are kind, good listeners, non-judgemental, with a sense of humour and a love of young people. You would work in a small team, and have some training and support. Our chaplaincy service has been established at Gareth Stacey House for nearly 2 years and we are now expanding the team of chaplains. You can find out more about the chaplaincy service here.

    Chaplaincy takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6.00-8.00pm. We would ask for a commitment of one evening every 2-3 weeks.

    Interested? Contact Lucy McGrath, Lead Chaplain on 01273 222563 or lucy.mcgrath@ymcadlg.org

  • Bishop's Champions for Family Support Work

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    We are looking to recruit volunteer Bishop's Champions to support and enhance the work of Family Support across the diocese.

    Chichester Association for Family Support Work is a diocesan charity that seeks to work with families in need. It has a particularly strong role in areas of deprivation.

    The Champions will play a key role in helping FSW meet its strategic objectives to strengthen the links between the Association and the Diocese, increase awareness of its work, and optimise income generation. They will promote the charity’s work within one of the Archdeaconries of the Diocese by delivering talks to local networks and organisations.

    This role will help ensure that the Churches become aware of our existence and understand what we do and how to access our services. Another key part of the role will be to support fundraising in line with the strategic funding plan making the Director and Director of Fundraising and Marketing aware of potential leads and new funds that are available locally.

    You will have the ability to inspire people about the work of FSW and be a confident communicator with good organisational skills. Some experience of fundraising would be an advantage. This is a voluntary role, but all expenses will be paid. We anticipate it may take up to 16-24 hours per month.

    For further information please email Martin Auton Lloyd

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