New Communities Minster – Arborfield Green


We seek a Priest with a passion to lead our mission into the new Garden Village (3,500 homes) of Arborfield Green in East Berkshire.This is an exciting opportunity not only to develop outreach into the entire new Garden Village, but to do so from an already established ecclesial base (the ex-Garrison church of St Eligius) and with the full support of an experienced ministry team (Finchampstead and California).   The postholder will also co-ordinate the New Communities Group within Sonning Deanery.

The New Communities Minister (male or female) will be:

  • Relaxed and inclusive in worship, churchmanship and theology
  • Mission-minded, and focussed on outreach into the community and beyond
  • An inspiring leader, able to work independently, but also collaboratively as part of a team
  • Imaginative and creative in net-working and connecting with those currently outside the church.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Application Pack:
Diocese of Oxford Application Form
Guidance Notes for Applicants
Parish Profile 2017 -Final
Person Specification – New Communities Minister 2017
ROLE DESCRIPTION – New Communities Minister – Arborfield Green 2017 Final

Closing Date:  10 November 2017
Interviews: 15 November 2017

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