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Our Diocese offers a variety of roles that support our mission and ministry. Some positions are unique to the Church, such as ordained ministry and lay leadership roles, whilst others require a range of skills to help ensure that the Diocese, our parishes and partner organisations run smoothly. We hope that this website gives you an understanding of the work of the Diocese, our vision and the values that we uphold.

Ordained ministry and lay leadership

We are always seeking clergy and lay people who are prayerful, faithful, generous, and willing to take risks as we share and proclaim the love of Christ to all.

In the Diocese of Southwark, Christians of diverse backgrounds and theological convictions speak well of each other and are committed to our common life and task as expressed in the Southwark Vision. This mutual trust allows us to invest in parochial ministry and to respond creatively and innovatively to changing communities and new developments.

If you think God is calling you to serve in this place, do explore our current vacancies prayerfully and see if you share our Southwark Vision.

If you’d like to advertise your vacancy please contact our Web Manager via the details below.

If you’re a parish looking for advice on what to do during a vacancy, download our Guidelines for a Parish in Vacancy.

Current Vacancies

Organist and Director of Music, St Matthew, Redhill

We are seeking a Director of Music to play the organ for Sunday morning Eucharists and a monthly evensong, and train and…

Closes Thursday 30 June

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Children and Families Leader, St Margaret, Chipstead

We are looking for an energetic, fun, and enthusiastic Children and Families Leader who is passionate about knowing and sharing God’s transforming…

Closes Wednesday 22 June

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Vicar, St Matthew, Redhill

St Matthew’s church is a diverse, down-to-earth community of people who gather and are mainly fed by the presence of Christ in…

Closes Sunday 19 June

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Families Pastor, Emmanuel, Croydon

We have an exiting opportunity for you to join our team as a Families Pastor. This leadership and pastoral role is responsible for…

Closes Friday 17 June

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Children’s Pastor (Age 3-11), Emmanuel, Croydon

We have an exiting opportunity for you to join our team as a Children’s Pastor(Age 3-11). This leadership role is responsible for the programme…

Closes Friday 17 June

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Director of Junior Choir and Assistant Organist, St Luke, Battersea

St Luke’s has a strong reputation for its music over many years. Currently led by St Luke’s Director of Music Derek Carden…

Closes Thursday 16 June

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Priest-in-Charge (Rector Designate) Parish of Sanderstead and Hamsey Green

Our suburban parish on the border between the London Borough of Croydon and the lovely Surrey countryside and with a spacious modern…

Closes Sunday 12 June

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Community Outreach Pastor, Ackroydon Church, Southfields

Do you have a passion for creative, urban ministry? Investigate this brilliant opportunity to develop a new church into its next stage….

Closes Friday 10 June

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Parish Administrator & Parish Assistant (Two roles), St Anne, Kew

St Anne’s is a thriving and friendly church situated in the heart of Kew and welcomes all ages and stages of faith….

Closes Tuesday 7 June

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Associate Priest, St Mary and St Michael & All Angels, Barnes

The parishes of St Michael & All Angels and St Mary’s, Barnes, south-west London, seek an Associate Priest to sustain and develop,…

Closes Sunday 5 June

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Bi-lingual Parish Administrator (Spanish-English), St. Matthew’s Church, Elephant and Castle

Salary £25,500 per year The Parish of Holy Trinity with Saint Matthew is a bilingual (English-Spanish) Church in the heart of the…

Closes Wednesday 25 May

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