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Priest-in-Charge, Croydon St Andrew and Associate Minister, Croydon Minster

This is a newly configured post which combines the role of Priest-in-Charge (Team Vicar designate) of St Andrew’s Church, Croydon, with the post of Associate Priest at Croydon Minster. The postholder will become Team Vicar (0.5) on the formal establishment of the Croydon Team Ministry and continue as an Associate Priest at the Minster.

A new pastoral scheme is proposed to create a Team Ministry in Croydon Town Centre, embracing Croydon Minster, Croydon St Andrew and Croydon St George. There is provision for a 0.5 post (+housing) for the Croydon St Andrew element of this.

The stipend and on costs for the Associate Minister element of the post are externally sponsored by the Whitgift Foundation. The funding has been secured for three years and will then be subject to a review.

Post Introduction

St Andrew’s

The postholder will have responsibility for St Andrew’s Church as a Team Vicar within the Croydon Team Ministry. In that role the postholder will have responsibility for the whole mission of St Andrew’s Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical, and will chair the PCC.

Croydon Minster

In the role of Associate Priest at Croydon Minster the postholder will be accountable to the Incumbent at the Minster and will work with colleagues principally to ensure the delivery of regular services (including Sunday evenings and weekday Choral Evensong) and occasional offices at the Minster as needs arise and that do not clash with previously agreed St Andrew’s services. The postholder will also participate in the weekly Ministry Team meeting and appropriate agreed tasks from that. This element of the post is funded by the John Whitgift Foundation to enable the Team Rector, as Vicar of Croydon, to discharge his historic responsibilities as Chaplain to the Foundation. To that end the post holder will also support the liturgical and pastoral provision within Whitgift Care.

Team Ministry

The postholder will be a member of the College of Priests of the Team Ministry and the wider Ministry Team with Lay Ministers.  The postholder will also have responsibility for an agreed area, or areas, of ministry across the Team, working with the colleagues in each Team church within the agreed Team vision and strategy. The first postholder will have the opportunity to engage in the formation and shaping of the Team in its vision and strategy.

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 15th January 2020
Visit to the Parish for shortlisted candidates: Monday 10th February 2020
Interviews: Monday 10th February 2020