Vacant Parish S Luke Prittlewell
Posted on the 17th Jul 2018 in the category Vacancies
Priest in Charge of St Luke, Prittlewell
St Luke’s is a welcoming, diverse, and open-hearted church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. It. receives pastoral and sacramental ministry from the Bishop of Richborough. A Sung Mass is celebrated at all principal Sunday services and a Spoken Mass during the week at various times. There is also a monthly Rosary prayer, monthly modern prayer, Benediction, and a weekly Bible reading group.
Over the last decade St Luke’s congregation has grown both in numbers and in its type of ministries, becoming a large church family. Every generation is represented. A high number of children attend and take part in church life alongside other parishioners of all ages. This is a growing church which actively engages young people, encourages the use of lay people in the development of the church, and has a clear mission and purpose to enhance the lives of all the parishioners.
St. Luke’s centre is a large, newly refurbished-and-extended building adjacent to the church. It is used by one thousand people each week, and is key to the pastoral mission of St. Luke’s, in terms, both of service to the community and outreach.
We are looking for a parish priest who will lead with vision for a community that has the church as its beating heart, whilst building upon the significant valuable work that has been established for the benefit of all.
With God’s help, we will achieve our goals by praying together, by continuing open and directed discussion about our objectives, and by working together with our future vicar who shares our vision and our strong sense of purpose.
Interviews will be held all day Monday 1st October (candidates could come on the afternoon of Sunday 30th September to look round the parish, if applicable)
A role description for this post will be uploaded shortly.
An application form can be obtained from the office of the Archdeacon of Southend at The Archdeacon's Lodge, 459 Rayleigh Road, Benfleet SS7 3TH (01268 779345), email email@example.com
Bishop Norman Tel: 01727 836358 email firstname.lastname@example.org would be happy to have an informal conversation about this vacancy; as would Revd Canon Martin Wood, Mission and Ministry Adviser in the Bradwell Area Tel: 01268 552219 email email@example.com
Closing Date: 12 noon on Tuesday 28th August