Vicar, St Stephen’s, Southmead

    Clergy vacancies
    24 Jun 2019, midnight
    17 Jul 2019

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    Southmead is an urban estate in the city of Bristol where St. Stephen’s is at the heart of the community. It is an exciting time to join this parish as full time vicar to lead the congregation in learning to walk in and live out the love of God.

    The church has grown and flourished over the past six years and young families worship alongside older individuals. There are a number of thriving community projects, often run in partnership with other churches. Worship style on a Sunday includes an ‘Altogether Service’, more traditional worship and liturgy based services.

    St Stephen’s is about to take the next step on its journey, at the same time as the regeneration of Southmead, giving us the opportunity to develop as a cornerstone of the community. We cannot wait to see how God will move in the parish over the next few years.

    Are you keen to

    • Grow the church for God’s kingdom, continue leading diverse worship services and develop the discipleship of a committed congregation?
    • Be visible in a community that faces both challenges and a time of redevelopment?
    • Invest in relationships with lay workers, a small ministry team and neighbourhood organisations?
    • Work in collaboration with an energetic PCC and communicate effectively with the wider church?

    This role and parish offer

    • Ministry experience in an Urban Priority Area
    • An opportunity to lead a thriving church at a crucial point in its growth, including a potential building project
    • Generous hospitality and a heart for fellowship
    • A church family committed to prayer, inclusive worship and being ‘stretched out of their comfort zone’
    • Parish office with administrative support
    • A purpose built rectory in close proximity to the church and local schools

    We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

    Closing date: 24 June 2019

    Visit and interviews: 16 & 17 July 2019

    We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community.

    If you would like an informal conversation about this post, please contact the Archdeacon of Bristol