Team Rector of Ashford

Team Rector of Ashford


Set in the heart of Kent, Ashford is an exciting place, full of innovation and changing to reflect life in the twenty-first century. The parish of Ashford Town reflects this with its own changes, uniting seven parishes into one and exploring innovative ways to minister in today's world. The Team Rector of Ashford is also particularly important in our diocese, as we are one of the largest parishes nationwide and seen as a pathfinder for what is possible. We are looking for someone with vision and able to lead collaboratively to help us take the next steps in developing our parish and ministry.

Post Introduction

With nine churches and chapels, a congregation meeting in a village hall, five church schools (and 26 others), a range of traditions along with able colleagues and people who are eager to be Loving God, Serving Ashford, being Team Rector means being a priest in our community; but also someone who can lead as we work with all we have inherited; and enable change to happen appropriately so that we can to minister effectively to our communities today and plan for tomorrow.

We want to give our new Team Rector the chance to explore how building on foundations needn’t be more of the same, but exploring new models for a church in a changing world. There is a need to feel confident and comfortable in exercising episcopé and enabling ministry in others. We look forward in excited anticipation of what the new
Team Rector will bring to this role within the parish.

Main Responsibilities

The Team Rector will be a parish priest, exercising that ministry alongside colleagues. He or she will take the lead in developing the parish's ministry going forward and, exercising oversight, will need to work collaboratively and be able to delegate.

Our new Team Rector will also be the lead for liaising with the Borough Council, developers, other churches and agencies to ensure we provide ministry to new developments in and around Ashford.

Working with colleagues, the Team Rector will support our church communities in their daily lives while discerning and enabling everyone to fulfil their potential in God's ministry - letting Changed Lives - Changing Lives be a reality across the parish.

To apply for the position of Team Rector of Ashford, please click here.

Closing date: 17 April 2020
Interviews: 11 May 2020
This post is subject to a DBS check
Questions to: Louise Mills, PA to the Archdeacon of Ashford
Email: Tel: 01233 712649
Full details and profile please click here.