Available until: 7th Nov 2017
Christ Church, Chineham, Basingstoke is actively looking to recruit a new Vicar - Lead Minister.
Christ Church, Chineham is a lively, ecumenical church that has been worshiping and witnessing for over 30 years with a specific focus on evangelism, youth and family work. Our Vicar-Lead Minister (full-time) is assisted by other denominational Ministers (who have their own churches) to celebrate and worship God in the name of Jesus with guidance of the Holy Spirit. Situated three miles from the Centre of Basingstoke, we are a family of over 150 people plus children who attend our two Sunday services in our new building.
The church has a vision statement to follow Jesus in every way. This expresses our desire as a church to model our life together on the Lord Jesus Christ with the core values of: prayer, worship, Bible study, evangelism and love.
We are praying for someone who:
We are looking for a candidate who possesses many of the following qualities:
Overview of Chineham
The housing is almost entirely post 1985 with the population predominantly families; the church family reflects this with working adults, children and youth numbers being greater than retired people. Chineham has a population of about 10,000 with 130 new houses in the process of construction. There are two primary schools sites in the parish (all county schools) with which the church has links, and where Ministers and church members take assemblies on a regular and frequent basis.
For full details see http://www.christchurchchineham.org.uk/about-us/lead-minister-vacancy
For an overview video of our church see http://www.christchurchchineham.org.uk/content/watch-our-video
Stipend: This is based on the Winchester Diocese stipend with vicarage provided and a non-contributory pension.
Note. This is the parish church of the ecclesiastical parish, and if the appointed Lead Minister is Anglican, then that person is the Vicar. The Single Congregation, Local Ecumenical Partnership (a SC-LEP) is comprised of Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists and the URC. The Rev. Ian Bentley, and before him, the Rev. Dr. Richard Turnbull, are both members of Reform.
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