Operations Manager Vacancy

8th April 2022

We are seeking to appoint gifted and experienced Operations Manager to join our Ministry Team at Emmanuel Church and to lead our administration team.

The central responsibility of this senior staff managerial position is to implement the vision of the church through the oversight of the operational side of church life. The Operations Manager will be passionate about ensuring the smooth running of the operations of the church so that those who have been called to the ministry of prayer and the word (Acts 6:4) may give their attention to that task.


We offer a permanent contract with hours to be agreed (minimum 30 hours, maximum 37 hours per week). Working hours will include occasional evening meetings and, from time to time, weekends. Salary depending upon experience FTE £26,000-£29,000.


Persons applying must be committed Christians, and be able to work with our existing staff and volunteer teams. This role is subject to a DBS check.


Full rationale, job description and application form for this role can be found below.


If you have any questions or would like to find out more about jobs at Emmanuel Church, we would love to hear from you. For an informal conversation about the role, please get in touch with our Vicar John Adams.


To apply please send your completed application form to office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk.

Application deadline: Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 6th May 2022. 

Interviews are likely to be conducted w/c 9th May 2022.

Children’s Pastor(Age 3-11) Vacancy

5th April 2022

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 of activities for children and young people, mainly from age 3 through to school year 6 but including some work up to year 9, which enables Emmanuel Church Croydon to achieve our vision outcomes.

The role also involves leading, overseeing and training teams of staff, volunteers and supporting families in discipleship.


The role is full time (37 hours per week) with Sundays as a work day, annual salary of £21,260 and the great benefit of church-owned accommodation which will be provided for the better performance of duties in a two bedroom terraced house situated close to the church.


Persons applying must be committed Christians, and be able to work with our existing staff and volunteer teams. This role is subject to a DBS check.


Full rationale, job description and application form for this role can be found below.


If you have any questions or would like to find out more about jobs at Emmanuel Church, we would love to hear from you. For an informal conversation about the role, please get in touch with our Vicar John Adams.


To apply please send your completed application form to office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk.

Application deadline: Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 17th June 2022. Interviews are likely to be conducted w/c 20th June 2022.


We are currently also recruiting for the part time Families Pastor role, for more details please click here.

Families Pastor Vacancy

We have an exiting opportunity for you to join our team as a Families Pastor.

This leadership and pastoral role is responsible for our ministry with young families, which enables Emmanuel Church Croydon to achieve our vision outcomes.

The role also involves leading, overseeing and training teams of staff, volunteers and supporting families in discipleship.


The role is part time (20 hours per week) with Sundays as a work day. The majority of hours will be in or immediately following school hours, and evening meetings. Annual salary of £14,271 (FTE equivalent is £26,401).


Persons applying must be committed Christians, and be able to work with our existing staff and volunteer teams. This role is subject to a DBS check.


Full rationale and job description and application form for this role can be found below.


If you have any questions or would like to find out more about jobs at Emmanuel Church, we would love to hear from you. For an informal conversation about the role, please get in touch with our Vicar John Adams.


To apply please send your completed application form to office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk.

Application deadline: Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 17th June 2022. Interviews are likely to be conducted w/c 20th June 2022.


We are currently also recruiting for the full time Children’s Pastor role, for more details please click here.

Ukraine Refugee Support

16th March 2022

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Hebrews 13:1-2


Many of us have been deeply affected by the news around the escalating refugee situation in Europe, as millions of people flee Ukraine in search of safety. We are aware of an increasing feeling of urgency to offer help and support among our congregation, and so wanted to communicate where we currently stand as a church, while also acknowledging that this a constantly evolving situation.


What is Emmanuel doing?

Emmanuel is a church with a large number of generous and compassionate members, who have consistently been quick to answer the call for donations of every kind. Last week we were able to send a delivery of practical donations into Europe via a local organisation. We have also been privileged to assist families already in Croydon.

We are directing requests for donations and other support through a Refugee Support Coordinator, so that we have a central hub of information and resources rather than relying on ad hoc conversations. We hope that this will help to make our efforts as a church more effective, as well as providing a contact point for those people who wish to offer donations or other support.


Refugee Support Coordinator

Clare Buchanan has kindly offered to take on this role, and welcomes support and contact from anyone interested in either helping in some way, or with specific needs related to refugees that we might be able to help with. There are some ideas below.

You can contact Clare at refugee.support@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk


How is Emmanuel helping to host refugees?

Currently, churches and other organisations are unable to host refugees through the government refugee scheme.

This may change in the future, and we will evaluate our position as that happens. However, the government have announced that individuals are able to register their interest in hosting refugees, if they have a spare room or other property available, subject to safeguarding checks. We are aware of a number of families within our congregation that are registering their interest in this.

While the decision to host refugees is one that individuals must make for themselves depending on their circumstances, we as a church community are very keen to offer support to any individuals or families within our congregation who open their homes in this way. As we don’t yet know what support will be needed, it is hard to be more specific at this time.


How can I help?

We are compiling a list of people who are able to offer donations, knowledge, expertise and other practical support so that we are able to immediately contact the right people when a need is identified. We would also love to know if you are planning to host refugees, so that we can start to pray for you and keep in touch about what support you might need.

Any ideas about how we might further develop this evolving ministry are also warmly welcomed.

Please contact Clare at refugee.support@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk if you:

  • Are planning to host refugees.
  • Are able to help with practical donations such as clothes, nappies etc.
  • Have expertise in the legalities of the current refugee/immigration situation.
  • Have other skills, including time to befriend, that you could offer.
  • Would like to be part of a prayer group/network specifically to pray for these issues.
  • Are aware of specific needs of local refugees that we might be able to help with.
  • Have other ideas around how we might best serve refugees at this time.

For more details on other ways you can support and pray for those affected by the Ukraine Crisis please click here.

Children’s Ministry Coordinator (Age 3-11)

14th December 2021

We are seeking to appoint a Children’s Ministry Coordinator (Age 3-11).

This leadership role is responsible for the programme of activities for children and young people, mainly from age 3 through to school year 6 but including some work up to year 9, which enables Emmanuel Church Croydon to achieve our vision outcomes.

The role also involves leading, overseeing and training teams of staff, volunteers and supporting families in discipleship.

Church-owned accommodation is provided for the better performance of duties in a two bedroom terraced house situated close to the church.


The rationale and outline for this role at Emmanuel is contained within the job advert below together with a full job description and person specification.


Persons applying must be committed Christians, and be able to work with our existing staff and volunteer teams. 

This role is subject to a DBS check.


The appointment is being managed internally through the church office.

To apply please send your completed application form to office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 21st January 2022.

Interviews to be conducted w/c 31st January 2022.

PA to Clergy and Leadership Team Coordinator Vacancy

5th November 2021

We are looking for a gifted and experienced administrator to join our staff team at Emmanuel Church to work supporting Clergy and Leadership Team.

You will be friendly, highly professional and self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and an eye for detail. You will be a confident communicator, able to deal with a busy and varied work load, while providing a warm welcome for people in the parish who contact the office. 

This fixed-term (18 months) part time role is for 18 hours a week, over 4 or 5 days. If you have any questions please email or call the office at office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk or 020 8688 6676.

The job description is available here. To apply return the application form by 5pm on Friday 26th November to:  office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk

Interviews will be held during w/c 29th November.

Associate Vicar Vacancy

15th October 2021

Join a growing team in a lively evangelical church with a heart for discipleship and mission.

For further information and to apply, please click here.

For an informal discussion with the Archdeacon of Croydon, please contact the Archdeacon’s PA Kathleen.bailey@southwark.anglican.org

The closing date is 18th November 2021 with interviews to be held on 16th December 2021.

This post is subject to DBS enhanced check.

Associate Minister for Youth, Families and Children

27th August 2021

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Minister for Youth, Families and Children.

This is a leadership role for an ordained minister or experienced youth worker who will be responsible for overseeing Emmanuel’s ministry for the 0 to 25 year olds. The role includes working with children and young people, teaching them in a relevant and engaging manner, and developing ways to connect with others in the community. 

The role also involves leading, overseeing and training teams of staff, volunteers and supporting families in discipleship.  As a member of the Church’s senior leadership team the person will help shape and implement the strategy for Emmanuel’s ministry to 0-25 year olds.


The rationale and outline for this role at Emmanuel is contained within the job advert below together with a full job description and person specification.


The appointment is being managed through the Church of England’s Pathways portal – please click the button below to register and apply for the role:


Persons applying must be committed Christians, and be able to work with our existing staff and volunteer teams.  This role is subject to a DBS check.


Applications must be received by Friday 24th September 2021. Interviews to be conducted in November 2021.

Voluntary worker role

16th July 2021

We are seeking to appoint a new voluntary worker to start in September 2021.  The role will be to work with the Young Families Ministry Co-ordinator and support various ministries within the Church.

To apply, please provide a written piece explaining in 500 words or less why you would like to volunteer with Emmanuel.  A job description is attached below.

Applications should be sent to office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk and please email us if you require further information.

The person must be a committed Christian, and able to work with our existing members of staff.  This role is subject to a DBS check.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 6th August.

Sunday Morning Service Patterns

9th June 2021

On April the 18th we had a day of services themed “looking back, stepping forward” to enable us to mark a new chapter in our life as a church.

Back then I suggested that if there was a line in the sand on that day it was a faint one – throughout the return towards normality (and we still have a long way to go) it has been difficult to discern any singular moment of transition.

This continues to be the case, but as 21st of June and a possible further easing of restrictions approaches I wanted to say a little more to our current plans for our Sunday morning service. You can read it here.

John Adams