Priest in Charge (Vicar designate), Woodley Southlake St James, Archdeaconry of Berkshire


We are a lively, warm and welcoming church on the outskirts of Reading with strong community engagement, including a thriving Messy Church. We are open to change and challenge and are looking forward to seeing how the Holy Spirit will lead us as we seek to grow in numbers, depth of faith and commitment to mission.

We are seeking a forward-thinking, enthusiastic and compassionate leader who will inspire us to fulfil our Vision for our church and wider community.

We’re looking for someone who will:

  • lead us into growth
  • through clear Bible teaching, draw us into a deeper understanding of, and commitment to, our faith
  • be a prayerful, strategic, mission-minded leader, open to the work of the Holy Spirit and with a heart for leading people to Christ
  • care for all ages in the church and have caring concern for those in the wider parish
  • help us engage with those on the fringe of the church and draw them into faith
  • use their experience to be an effective team leader, able to encourage, motivate and support both staff and volunteers in their gifts and ministries

We can offer:

  • a welcoming, hard-working and supportive church community
  • a staff team to support Children and Families work, Youth Work and office administration
  • a structurally sound building that offers good facilities and a large flexible worship area
  • a modern four bedroom detached vicarage

Will you come and journey with us?

View our Parish Profile here

Closing Date:             Wednesday 25 April 2018

Interviews:                 Friday 11 May 2018

Further details and application from
or The Bishop of Reading’s office, Bishop’s House, Tidmarsh Lane, Tidmarsh, Reading, RG8 8HA
Telephone:  0118 9841216

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Enhanced DBS disclosure is required