Vacancies – paid/clergy posts


The Diocese of Southwark and the Church Pastoral Aid Society invite applications for the post of  Vicar Emmanuel Croydon

Emmanuel is a large, lively evangelical church with much potential for growth. We long to be re-energised by a vision-builder, gifted preacher and collaborative leader. We are 12 miles south of London, with an Electoral Roll of 373, a strong tradition of ministry to children and families, and community service to the vulnerable. We want to grow in depth and to love more radically and deeply as we share the good news of Jesus.

We are looking for a:

  • Vision-builder, with a passion for intentional discipleship, prayer and evangelism, who can form and equip a leadership team to purposefully deliver it
  • Gifted preacher and teacher who loves the Bible, and prophetically brings its message in a relevant way
  • Collaborative leader, sensitive to everyone’s needs, yet not shy of change and able to manage it wisely.

For further details contact Kathy Burch:

Apply at:

Closing date: 3 December  Visits/Interviews 20/21 January

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS

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Church Office vacancy – Administrator (p/t) [fixed term to 30th June 2020]

We are looking for a gifted and experienced administrator to join our staff team at Emmanuel Church to work with our clergy, Operations Manager, staff team and volunteers.

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.  You will be willing to work collaboratively with the staff team and share with them in weekly prayers.

This post is subject to an occupational requirement that the post holder be a practising Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010, willing to work within the ethos of the Church of England.

This fixed term part time role is for at least 20 hours, over 4 weekdays. There is also the possibility of a few more hours initially to help with, for example, hand over. If you have any questions please call the office at 020 8688 6676.

The job description is available here. To apply return the application form by 5pm on Thursday 31st October 2019 to:

Interviews will be held during w/c 11th November 2019.


The best way to feel a part of Emmanuel is to get involved in serving others.   Our aim is to be a church where the gifts of every single member are recognised and used.  All our activities rely on volunteers to run – there are many different ways to join in, whatever your age & experience!


Vacancies – key volunteers needed now

Where can I serve?

Bible readings

reading the bible during our Sunday services
contact: Ben

Building maintenance

helping with small DIY jobs or bigger maintenance projects to help care for our buildings

contact: Church office

Childrens’ work

making a difference in the lives of the children attending The Rock (Sunday mornings), Messy Church (Monday afternoons) or FNP (Friday evenings) – some people help weekly, some less frequently, all are appreciated!

contact: Becky Frost

Creche helpers

looking after babies and small children during Sunday services, mum’s homegroups (weekday mornings) or women’s language classes (Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings)

contact: Church office

DIY and Maintenance

doing various DIY jobs around the church (inside & out) as a group – refreshments provided!

contact: Church office / Bev Chrystie


providing and arranging flowers for our services and special events

contact: Church office / Eileen Parsons


helping to keep our grounds clear and beautiful throughout the year

contact: Church office / Annette Roberts


hosting or leading one of our homegroups – some meet weekly, others fortnightly
contact: Ben


leading our collective prayer times during our Sunday services

contact: Ben


cooking and delivering a meal: for those in need – family crisis, new baby etc;  or for one of our meal-based groups (floating shelter, Alpha etc)

contact: church office


using your musical gifts to contribute to the sung worship during our Sunday services
contact: Stuart Burke

Rock Cafe

providing refreshments at the weekly Rock Cafe between the morning Sunday services
contact: Rachel McKemey or Church office

School assemblies

joining the team who lead assemblies in a number of local primary schools, telling children (& staff) about Jesus through stories and drama
contact: Becky Frost

Sound and visuals desk

providing sound and visuals during our Sunday services
contact: Stuart Burke

Tech team

providing lighting and sets for special services and events – helping to maintain & update our tech equipment
contact: Stuart Burke


providing transport to services and events for those unable to drive/walk – please contact us if you need a lift or are able to provide one!
contact: church office / Eileen Parsons


welcoming people to our services – especially those who may be new
contact: Steph King / church office

Youth work

making a difference in the lives of our young people at The Hub (Sunday mornings), FNP (Friday evenings) or Sunday Teatime
contact: Mike Rutt