Our Vision

Hearts on Fire with a Vision for growth

Vicar, Christ Church, Purley

Christ Church Purley is a lively Anglican parish church based on the outskirts of South London. We are rooted in the evangelical tradition, looking for the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, with an informal, friendly and welcoming style. Our vision is to be passionate disciples of Jesus, worshipping, growing, actively sharing the gospel and serving the community.

We are blessed with a wonderfully rich mix of cultures and backgrounds with a church family of around 300 people and a variety of worship services. We have a strong group of volunteers and lay leaders, thriving work with children and families, a high quality church centre and a range of ministries serving those in need.

With good foundations to build on we are looking for someone with experience and vision to encourage, enable and lead us as we think about how to reach out with the gospel more effectively, especially to those in their 20s and 30s, how we raise up future leaders and how we effectively disciple those coming to faith.

Are you:

  • A passionate disciple of Christ
  • Rooted in the bible and prayer and led by the Holy Spirit
  • Someone with a heart for the gospel to be shared
  • A good listener, encourager and enabler
  • Able to support and lead a large team of volunteers and staff

If so, could your calling be to join us here at Christ Church Purley? We look forward to meeting you!

For full details of this role, including an application form, please contact

The Archdeacon’s PA

susan.wheeler@southwark.anglican.org Tel: 020 8256 9633

Closing date: Thursday 11 October 2018

Parish Visit: Friday 02 November 2018

Interviews: Tuesday 06 November 2018

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