Priest-in-Charge, St Paul, Wimbledon Park
Priest in Charge, St Paul, Wimbledon Park
St Paul's Parish is situated between Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon Park and Southfields tube station with a young and changing demographic.
We want to grow, in faith and in numbers, to be outward-facing, and work with and support the local community.
We are looking for a priest who will work with us, helping us explore our faith and to enable us to related this to how we live our lives.
The Ideal Candidate
We are seeking a priest with vision and energy who:
- is a good communicator and listener, and a preacher who will stimulate minds and imagination;
- relates easily to people, especially to young people and young adults, able to draw them into the church community;
- appreciates music as an integral par of worship, parish and local life;
- can inspire, motivate and enable church members to serve the church and local community in different ways.
How to apply:
Applications for this position are being accepted via online application only. To apply, please use the following link to the Church of England Pathways website: https://www.cofepathways.org/members/modules/job/detail.php?record=828#0
On the Pathways website using the link above, you will also find the Parish Profile where you can read in depth information about St Paul's Parish.
Closing date: Friday, 7 September 2018
Parish visits: either Saturday, 22 September or Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Interview date: Thursday, 27th September
About St Paul's Parish
The congregation values friendliness and inclusiveness, relevant and challenging preaching, a strong music tradition (evident in the regular all-age choir and musical pieces) and the engagement and participation of young people (where possible) during the main service. Theologically, most of the congregation are now liberal and pro-inclusion, with some more traditionally catholic and some more clearly evangelical in their leanings. All have an active questioning approach to faith and discipleship. Many people in the congregation have expressed their appreciation of being able to sample many different styles of worship and preaching during the interregnum.