The Diocese of Southwark and CPAS are looking to appoint a priest capable of nurturing and growing a diverse and multicultural Church at St James and St Michael’s, Hatcham, in vibrant New Cross, South East London. Set at the centre of this cultural and communication hub, we seek an experienced priest with a vision for creative parish-based ministry, drawing in external resources, networks and people, and for whom collaboration is a core value. Rooted in Bible based teaching there are new pioneering opportunities to be explored and an enthusiasm within the existing congregations to build upon established patterns so that people discover the love of Christ for themselves.
Our parish is based in New Cross, South-East London, and we greatly value our Anglican tradition as part of Southwark Diocese and Deptford Deanery. Over the years our leadership has focussed worship through regular communion, Bible-based teaching and prayer.
Despite the vacancy and the challenges of Covid-19 and lockdown, we have been blessed to see our congregation growing in numbers. We believe this is due to our core values of being one family, being welcoming, and being rooted in the local community. We have developed a strong lay leadership and organisational structure which is creating a more prioritised vision based around Living for Jesus. We have experienced spiritual growth through the lay involvement in worship necessitated by organising Sunday worship via Zoom; and through the support of clergy from our diocese and deanery who have given their time to regularly celebrate communion with us.
Closing date: 3 July
Interviews: 21 July