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Associate Vicar post

We are looking to appoint an Associate Vicar who will come and help us to fulfil our vision of making disciples of Jesus who are equipped for life. The new Associate Vicar will share with the Vicar in the spiritual, theological and pastoral oversight of a large and diverse range of growing ministries.

We are looking for an Associate Vicar who is:

Open Evangelical in theology and able to commit fully to our vision;
a compassionate pastor, experienced in ministering to individuals at their place of need;
able to lead effectively, think strategically and plan carefully;
able to build, lead and work well within teams;
gifted in preaching and able to communicate the faith clearly and creatively;
able to be innovative and take risks to enhance the mission of the church.

We are looking for someone who has exercised leadership in a church of a similar size and ethos to Emmanuel, someone who can share with the vicar in the spiritual, theological and pastoral oversight of a large and diverse range of growing ministries. The new Associate Vicar will play a key role in the leadership of Emmanuel, the pastoral care of the congregation and parish, and the implementation of our vision of making disciples, equipping for life. This will include:

Providing strategic leadership in the ongoing growth and development of the church
Planning, preaching and leading at Sunday services.
Seeking to train, equip and encourage the many lay leaders at Emmanuel
Having line-management of other members of staff
Sharing oversight of a busy parish, including deputising in the absence of the vicar.

You can find out much more by checking out the full role profile, parish profile, and Diocesan role advertisement on the right.


If you are excited about the role, then an application form is available from:

The Archdeacon of Croydon’s PA,
St Matthew’s House
100 George Street,
Tel: 020 8256 9633

Closing date: 12 noon Thursday 28 May 2015
Parish visit: Tuesday 30 June 2015
Interview date: Tuesday 30 June 2015


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