Central London Pastoral Assistants Scheme 2020-21
Pastoral Assistant Scheme 2020-2021
Applications are invited for the posts of Pastoral Assistant at St Matthew’s Westminster and St Dunstan’s Stepney. Free accommodation and a grant are supplied. The third Church in our scheme is St Peter’s Eaton Square, where there is currently no vacancy, and we work closely together in the support and nurture we seek to offer to our Pastoral Assistants. The posts are particularly suited for those who are considering a vocation to ordination in the church.
The Pastoral Assistants engage fully with the worshipping life of the churches, with opportunity for serving, leading services and preaching. At the heart of each church’s life is the daily round of worship – Morning Prayer, Eucharist and Evening Prayer which provides a disciplined framework for the work of the clergy and Pastoral Assistants.
In addition to the regular liturgical, pastoral, teaching and community life of the churches there is opportunity to engage creatively with our church schools which have very strong links with the parishes.
The Pastoral Assistants participate in a monthly vocational gathering of Interns and Pastoral Assistants in the Two Cities, and undertake a time of regular reflective theology with a priest mentor. There is at least one annual residential conference for clergy and Pastoral Assistants of the three parishes to explore questions of vocation, and there is also an opportunity for an annual retreat.
Please email for further details and an application form. Closing date for application is 1st June. Interviews will be held by Zoom at a mutually agreed date and time.
A successful DBS check needs to be conducted.