Rector of St Giles-in-the-Fields
We are looking for a leader who will help us to prioritise our opportunities for mission and ministry and define a realistic, Christ-centred path for the coming decade. The successful candidate will be:
– Experienced in developing innovative approaches to pastoral ministry, with exceptional preaching and communication skills
– Respectful of tradition, with a genuine commitment to the Book of Common Prayer as a living liturgical tradition
– A competent manager, who is confident to lead decision-making, with a common sense approach to problems
– Skilled at building constructive relationships, with the ability to identify people’s talents and harness them to the church’s mission
St Giles-in-the-Fields is a church of blessing, encouragement and praise, where knowing and being known by our local community are key to our mission. We maintain a distinctive worship tradition rooted in the Book of Common Prayer and Authorised Version of the Bible. Excellence in church music and preaching are important to us.
We are an outward looking church and engage in a wide range of mission activities in the West End, including supporting the homeless community, the arts and children’s work. Through the St Giles & St George Charities, we also make significant grants to address educational and financial need in central London. We are committed to be collegial with other local churches, to share our resources with those in need and to play our part in the Diocesan vision for every Londoner to encounter the love of God in Christ.
For more information contact: Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Thursday 6 August, 2020, interviews to be held on: Wednesday 10 September, 2020
There is a genuine occupational requirement for applicants to be Christians. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.