Rector – Benefice of Finchampstead & California, Berkshire

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Parish of Finchampstead & California, Wokingham, Berkshire

We seek a visionary leader for this large and vibrant parish.

We are enthusiastic about the Gospel and sharing our faith. A strong, effective, well-resourced and resourceful parish incorporating three churches. We embrace people of all ages, stages and backgrounds within an atmosphere of joy, creativity, friendship and love. We are looking for a Rector who is rooted in the Lord Jesus Christ and in prayer, and has the courage and imagination to lead us in outreach and transformation in the lives of the community.

We seek someone who:

  • Can lead a complex parish with grace, confidence and clarity, working collaboratively with the Ministry Team, staff and volunteers
  • Is energised by mission and will relish the challenge and opportunities that the development of new communities in our parish provides
  • Will embrace and build on the diversity of worship, churchmanship and theology in our parish
  • Is an enthusiastic representative of God as an enquiring teacher, preacher and pastoral leader focused on developing discipleship and a growing, living faith
  • Intentionally looks to see where God is at work and seeks partnerships with others in local schools, the community and other churches.
  • Has a love for all people, whatever their situation or lifestyle.

What we can offer:

  • A strong ministry team of six, a Parish Administrator and a large and committed group of volunteers who are keen to work with you
  • A demonstrable commitment to providing time for personal development, recreation and rest
  • A large four-bedroom house in good sized gardens backing on to open farmland and access to a range of excellent local schoolsAn enhanced DBS will be required.
    Closing Date: 7 December 2020
    Interviews: 15 January 2021

    Parish Profile including Job Description and Person Specification here: Finchampstead & California Parish Profile 2020
    For more information and to apply for this post please visit:
    To discuss this post further please contact:  The Revd Richard Lamey, Area Dean of Sonning Deanery – Tel: 0118 327 9116 or email: