Associate Vicar vacancy in London and Home Counties


St Mary Abbots is a large, historic parish church in West London with a vibrant church community, full pattern of daily services, longstanding choral tradition, close relationship with the parish school, established civic links, and deepening outreach into the local community.

We wish to appoint a full-time, stipendiary (locally supported) Associate Vicar. This is a three-year post with accommodation in a three-bedroom cottage at St Mary Abbots Centre.

We are looking for a dynamic and committed Associate Vicar who:

  • is a team player, inclusive in theology and practice, who will work closely with clergy colleagues, parish staff and a wide range of volunteers, and encourage and develop lay ministry

  • has the Daily Office and the Eucharist at the heart of their own prayer life and Christian practice, and delights in leading and sharing in the choral and liturgical worship traditions of the Church of England

  • is an inspiring, challenging and theologically articulate preacher

  • has the experience, energy and humility to contribute fresh ideas for our ministry and outreach and to take on specific areas of responsibility drawing on their particular gifts and interests

  • is keen to take the opportunity of working in a large and busy parish to engage with the strategic, organisational and administrative aspects of church leadership, participating fully in the life of the parish, Deanery, Area and Diocese

For an application pack and full job specification see our website

For an informal conversation with the Vicar please contact [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Monday 19th June 2023 at 10 am

The Diocese of London is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents our context and wider community. We are aware that those of United Kingdom Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage, women, and disabled people are currently under-represented among our clergy, and we particularly encourage applications from those with the relevant skills and experience that will increase this representation. The appointment will of course be based on merit alone. Enhanced DBS will be required.–in-London-and-Home-Counties-jn11327

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