Vacancy At St. Stephen’s: Parish Vicar

Following on from the departure of Rev’d. Jeremy Allcock , The Bishop of London seeks to appoint a Vicar for St Stephen with St Luke Westbourne Park (W2)

We are seeking an experienced leader who shares our vision for St Stephen’s as a twenty-first century parish church, rooted in tradition and alive in the Spirit, engaged in serving the diverse community of Westbourne Park.

We are looking for:

  • a strategic leader who, guided and supported by the Holy Spirit, will be able to think clearly and be resilient to the challenges of urban ministry
  • an inspirational communicator who can speak to churched and unchurched alike, who is able to build relationships with and draw people in from across our community
  • a preacher and teacher who can deepen our understanding of the Scriptures and the Christian faith, igniting in us a passion to know God’s Word and how it applies to our lives
  • a mission-minded pastor who will challenge us to look and reach outwards, stretching our horizons and our capacity for mission, taking us beyond our church building to be a tangible presence in our community
  • someone who enjoys working with children and young people in church, school and community settings
  • a creative and innovative spiritual leader, who shares our ‘open evangelicalism’ and values the richness of the traditions and styles of worship within the Christian church
  • a skilled team leader who can encourage and develop staff and volunteers, and is able to delegate and empower others to use their gifts
  • someone who is able to model a life of devotion to the Lord, fuelled by personal prayer and study, with a desire to encourage others in their discipleship

Parish profile (PDF format) and application form The Bishop of London’s PA, Janet Laws.  020 3837 5211

Enhanced DBS clearance will be required

Closing date for applications:  Noon February 12th, 2019

Interviews:  March 27th,  2019

We welcome applications from all. However, we are aware that women and those from ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented among our clergy and so we particularly encourage applications from these groups. Appointment will of course be based on merit alone.

Please download our Parish Profile.