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  • Vicar of Hellingly and Upper Dicker

    Type: Clergy By: Diocese of Chichester When: 1 May 2019

    Our semi-rural parish (population: 6,500 with a further projected 2,000) is located in a beautiful area of East Sussex near to the South Downs and the coast, close to the town of Hailsham. 

    We have two churches: St Peter and Paul, Hellingly (Grade 1 listed) and Holy Trinity, Upper Dicker; combined Electoral Roll: 136. The tradition is central. There is an active parish life, with a variety of groups and parish events. 

    We are hoping and praying for a priest who will be: 

    • a good communicator and listener committed to sharing the gospel and inspiring others to take part in church life. 
    • willing to welcome new residents and encourage the inclusion of children. 
    • a good leader, able to encourage, develop and motivate church members and staff, recognising the importance of different styles of worship. 

    For an informal conversation, please contact
    The Ven Dr Edward Dowler, Archdeacon of Hastings: archhastings@chichester.anglican.org

    For an application form and the parish profile please contact
    Marc Sacher(PA to the archdeacon of Hastings): marc.sacher@chichester.anglican.org.

    An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.

  • Associate Vicar of All Saints Patcham with the Ascension Westdene

    Type: Clergy By: Diocese of Chichester When: 29 March 2019

    Associate Vicar

    (Stipendiary, Full -time)

    All Saints Patcham with the Ascension Westdene

    Deanery of Brighton

    The large and diverse parish of Patcham, in the north of Brighton, is seeking to appoint a new associate vicar to work with the incumbent to provide missional leadership to the unreached areas of the parish and to have particular responsibility for the life of Ascension, Westdene. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to prioritise mission without the responsibility of incumbency.

    The appointed priest will be:

    • Rooted in the evangelical tradition with a love of scripture as the foundation for life and ministry and a heart to share the love of Jesus;
    • Open to personal change and transformation through a life of prayer
    • Willing to think about outreach and mission in creative and innovative ways;
    • Good at forming relationships with those beyond church life;
    • A good team player and good at enabling others;
    • A skilled communicator;
    • Able to think strategically and plan for long-term growth.
    • A lover of people

    For an informal conversation contact the Archdeacon of Brighton & Lewes, Ven Martin Lloyd-Williams on 01273 425691

    For an application pack, contact Marc Sacher, PA to the Archdeacon of Brighton and Lewes, at marc.sacher@chichester.anglican.org

    Applications to be received by 29th March 2019

    Interviews on 15th April 2019

  • Youth Pastor - St Mary's Broadwater

    Type: Youth and children's workers By: Diocese of Chichester When: 20 March 2019

    Introduction & Role Purpose 

    The purpose of this role is to lead and have oversight of the youth ministry based at St Mary’s Broadwater. We are currently in the process of developing our strategy for youth work across all three church sites and this is something we would envisage the Youth Pastor to be part of. The Youth Pastor will also contribute to Sunday service leading and preaching. 

    The Job 

    Youth Ministry 

    • Continue to train and develop the existing group of youth team leaders and helpers and encourage the participation of new team members. 
    • Lead, oversee, and take responsibility for weekly youth ministries, projects, and special events, plus annual events and conferences (e.g. New Wine, Big Church Day Out, Soul Survivor). 
    • To continue the work and development of the youth groups on Tuesday and Sunday evenings and other evenings developed by you and the team. 
    • Play an active role in the Worthing-wide youth initiative ‘Unite’. 
    • Train and mentor young people to lead and serve within their own youth group and in other settings (e.g. CUs). 
    • Develop links with secondary schools and colleges, maintaining current links, particularly with St Andrew’s School, taking a lead in assemblies. 
    • Develop relationships with parents and young people and provide regular communication and training. 
    • Use social media and visual communication. 
    • Ensure the youth work complies with safeguarding regulations. 
    • Manage and work within the youth financial budget and any other relevant budgets. 


    • Contribute to preaching, service leading, teaching, pastoral work, and administration as necessary. 
    • Serve on any church committees as required. 
    • Participate in scheduled staff meetings and staff development times. 
    • Pursue ongoing professional development through church leadership/youth leader networks and attend at least one church leadership/youth conference per year. 
    • The Youth Pastor will be allocated a line manager, which would usually be one of the clergy. 

    Terms & Conditions 

    Employed by: Broadwater PCC
    Responsible to: The Rector
    Length of Contract: Permanent (subject to a 6 month probationary period)
    Information: There is currently funding in place to fund this role for two years, with the hope that future funding can be secured.
    Conditions: It is a genuine occupational requirement that the person appointed is a Bible-believing and practising Christian. Appointment is subject to DBS approval. Start Date: January 2019 (later start date negotiable)
    Place of Work: The church offices in the Parish Centre, St Mary’s Church, and other locations on occasion.
    Work Hours: The role is 40 hours per week, including Sunday hours. Week day working hours to be agreed with your line manager. Due to the nature of the role flexibility will be required.
    Salary: £21-25k per annum depending on experience plus pension provision.
    Holiday Allowance: 25 days plus bank holidays.

    Person Specification 

    We are looking for someone with the following characteristics/skills: 

    • A committed, evangelical Christian – where Jesus is central. 
    • Good character, integrity, a consistent personal devotional life and open to the gifts of the Spirit. 
    • A recognised theology or ministry qualification or evidence of other appropriate theological training. • At least 2-3 years experience of leadership in a church context, including experience of working with young people (ideally with experience leading and co-ordinating youth work). 
    • A heart for pastoring, discipling, and teaching young people and encouraging them to flourish in their faith. 
    • Demonstrate a genuine love for and maintain a good rapport with young people. 
    • Be sensitive to the needs and pressures of teens with a knowledge of possible solutions.
    • A gifted communicator who can teach the Bible creatively and relevantly to young people. 
    • A proven ability to lead and inspire teams and evidence of being a team player. 
    • Competent in Microsoft Office. 
    • Enhanced DBS Clearance. 
    • Ability to work with and relate easily with people of various ages, backgrounds & abilities. 
    • Ability to relate to young people in a relevant way whilst remaining appropriately professional and strictly observing the diocesan child safeguarding policies and data protection policies. 
    • Ability & proven track record of creating and sustaining teams of volunteers and initiating new programmes. 
    • Ability to cultivate persons with leadership potential. 
    • Ability to work with the staff and committees in a team environment. 
    • Ability to reasonably organise and administrate responsibilities and work within a budget. 
    • Musical ability and proficiency in an instrument is desireable but not essential.

    For an application form or any questions please contact Bethany Hayes: office@stmarysbroadwater.org

  • Organist and Choir Director -St. Augustine of Canterbury

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When: 1 September 2018

    St. Augustine of Canterbury, Cooden Drive, Bexhill On Sea.

    Organist and Choir Director.

    We are seeking to appoint a Organist and Choir Director to continue to enhance our musical tradition.

    Modern Catholic tradition.

    Rates in accordance with RSCM recommendations and qualifications + fees.

    More information from: Fr. Robert Coates, SSC. 01424 210 785 e-mail: robert.coates74@gmail.com

  • Organist - St Botolph’s Church, Heene, Worthing

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Organist required for St Botolph’s Church, Heene, Worthing. 

    Sunday Sung Eucharist at 10am, plus Holy Days, occasional Evensong, weddings and funerals. Duties include accompanying the choir and congregation for the Hymns, Psalm (Anglican chant), Anthem and Communion setting. Settings used include Thorne (Mass of St Thomas), Schubert (German Mass), Shephard (Addington Service) and Merbecke. The New English Hymnal is used, with occasional modern hymns. 

    Two-manual Walker pipe organ and two-manual Eminent electronic organ. Remuneration at RSCM rates, dependent upon experience. Separate rates for weddings and funerals. 

    Please contact Rik Clay (Churchwarden) on 01903 693587 or e-mail: rv.clay@ntlworld.com. Website: www.stbotolphsheene2015.com

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