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    Priest-in-charge of Hastings Old Town and Chaplain of Ark Alexandra Academy

    The Bishop of Chichester and the Principal of Ark Alexandra Academy, Hastings seek to share the appointment to an exciting new post: priest-in-charge of this vibrant and historic south coast parish, together with the chaplaincy of a recently founded co-educational Church of England school, whose origins lie in the Parish in the seventeenth century.

    As priest-in-charge, the appointed person would be responsible for pastoral care and mission, centred on the two historic churches in Hastings Old Town.Worship is in the central tradition of the Church of England and there are close links with the church primary school: All Saints Junior Academy.The parish priest will be a visible presence in the Old Town, able to combine collaborative ministry with imagination and vision for the future.

    As school chaplain, he or she will have oversight of the spiritual life of the school, and be available to offer pastoral care to all staff, pupils, parents, governors.It is expected that the chaplain will be a bridge between the school and the life of the diocese and wider community.It is possible, but not necessary, that this could be combined with some teaching role for a suitably qualified candidate.

    Stipend is at a level commensurate with that of an incumbent in the Church of England and accommodation will be provided in the Old Town Rectory.

    For an informal chat please contact Archdeacon Edward Dowler on archhastings@chichester.anglican.org.

    Application Form, Parish Profile and School Chaplain Role Description available on the diocesan website or from Marc Sacher on marc.sacher@chichester.anglican.org

    Closing date: 4th January 2023
    Interview date: 30th January 2023

    The Diocese of Chichester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. Our full safeguarding policy can be found on our website: https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/policies/

    All appointments are subject to acceptable pre-appointment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check.