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  • Priest-in-Charge for the The Parishes of Wadhurst, Tidebrook and Stonegate

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    (with the expectation of becoming Incumbent) 

    The Parishes of Wadhurst, Tidebrook and Stonegate 

    Situated in beautiful Sussex countryside, we are a group of three thriving parishes with a vision for our churches to be lively, growing places where people of all ages know and respond to the love of Jesus and accept him into their lives. 

    We look forward to welcoming a Vicar who is: 

    • firm in faith, prayerful, rooted in the Bible and led by the Holy Spirit 
    • in the mainstream of the evangelical tradition and able to embrace a spectrum of churchmanship 
    • an able, thoughtful and inspiring teacher and preacher 
    • willing and able to care for all ages in the church and for those in the wider parish 
    • able to lead us into growth, helping us engage with those on the fringe of the churches and draw them into faith 
    • an effective and strategic team leader, able to encourage, motivate and support both staff and volunteers, in a benefice which has been a training parish in the past and hopes to be so in the future 
    • someone who will support and encourage the wide range of liturgy and music currently used in worship. 

    We can offer: 

    • welcoming, hard-working and supportive church communities. 
    • a staff team including a Pastoral Assistant for families, Readers and an administrator. 
    • three attractive, interesting and structurally sound churches, with good facilities and flexible fellowship areas. 
    • a church presence on Wadhurst High Street: Carillon Cottage, run as a signposting and community service centre. 
    • a well-appointed four-bedroom detached vicarage set in a quiet garden but a short walk from a lively and thriving village. 

    With the benefice of Wadhurst and Tidebrook held in plurality with Stonegate, our three parishes have worked happily together for many years. Plans are now underway to create a single new benefice and we seek to appoint a Priest-in-Charge as its first incumbent. 

    Parish profile: www.wadhurstparishchurch.org
    Application form: Marc Sacher, Archdeacon of Hastings PA: marc.sacher@chichester.anglican.org
    The Ven Dr Edward Dowler, Archdeacon of Hastings, is available for informal inquiries: archhastings@chichester.anglican.org
    Closing Date: 14 August • Interviews: 25 September

  • Vicar of the Parish of Goring-By-Sea

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    The Bishop of Chichester is seeking to appoint an Incumbent, in a coastal parish to the west of Worthing set at the foot of the South Downs. 


    We offer: 

    • A friendly, active and prayerful parish. 
    • Excellent lay involvement plus the assistance of retired clergy 
    • Good links with our two CofE primary schools 
    • Two church buildings and halls 
    • Good transport links to London and across the south coast.

    We are praying for a priest who will: 

    • Lead us in listening to and acting on God’s purposes for our community 
    • Help and inspire us grow spiritually and numerically 
    • Challenge us to become a more outwardly focused community 
    • Relish developing our rich variety of worship styles

    Is this parish for you?                Why not find out more?

    Parish Profile and application papers from Mrs Sue Atkins, PA to the Acting Archdeacons of Chichester, Diocesan Church House, 211 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4ED. Email: sue.atkins@chichester.anglican.org

    All completed applications to be sent please to Mrs Lucy Hudson, The Palace, Chichester, PO19 1PY (applications@chichester.anglican.org)

    An enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

    Closing date for applications: 12noon, 31 August 2018 

    Interviews will be held at Chichester on 27 September 2018

  • 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

  • Youth and Worship Pastor - Worthing

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Title: Youth and Worship Pastor 

    Location: Worthing 

    Hours: Full Time 

    Salary: £21,000-£25,000 

    An exciting opportunity to join our team! St Mary’s Broadwater are looking for an experienced and dynamic youth and worship pastor to continue to lead and have oversight of our youth ministry (11-18s) as well as the worship ministry. 

    We are seeking an individual who has a heart for pastoring, discipling, teaching young people and encouraging them to flourish in their faith. St Mary’s Broadwater is entering a key and exciting time in our church journey as we look to reach out to our town in new ways. Our ministry to children and young people is vibrant and flourishing and we have a strong and developing worship team. 

    We are looking for a skilled, dynamic, and gifted person to join our team as we make plans to make Jesus known across our town and we work out together what it is to Love In, Love Out, and Love Up. 

    For further details including job description and application form please contact Bethany Hayes: office@stmarysbroadwater.org

    Closing date for applications: 9.00am, Monday 6th August Interviews to take place w/c 3rd September 2018’

  • Choir Leader/Organist for St Mary’s Walberton near Arundel

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Loving God, Loving Community

    St Mary’s Walberton has a choir of 13 people with a usual attendance of 9 people on a Sunday. We are in need of a choir leader and organist. We have a number of supporting organists who can cover absences, and Sunday evenings as necessary.

    Main duties: 

    • supporting the choir led weekly 9am Traditional service three times a months with a more informal Family Service once a month at 10.30am for which we might develop a children’s choir. 
    • playing twice a month at the 6pm evening service (or 10.30am informal service). 
    • playing at the major festivals (often in the evening) at Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Ascension and Christmas Eve/Day 
    • Leading our weekly choir practice on a Friday evening.


    • The PCC has agreed to pay the RSCM rate for a rural church which is between £2,180 and £3,925 depending on whether the organist is vocational or professional. This will be negotiable depending on previous salary and experience and the number of services to be played. 
    • There are also handful of weddings and funerals each year where the organist charges the RSCM rate presently £80. These could be covered by others if necessary. 
    • We would expect to use the RSCM contract as the basis for terms and conditions including 6 weeks paid holiday.

    This post will require a DBS check at enhanced level.

    Further details: Contact Rev Tim Ward on 01243 551488 email: tjcward@uwclub.net or the church office on 01243 552792 email: walberton.stmarys@uwclub.net

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