The Benefice of Whitstable Team Rector and lead minister for St. Alphege, Seasalter.

The well-established Team Ministry in Whitstable comprises five Anglican churches (Total AWA 2016 – 506) with diverse styles of worship in this vibrant Kent coastal town.

We are looking for someone who will be Team Rector for the whole benefice but who will also have special responsibility for the congregation of St Alphege, Seasalter as that congregation continue their journey of “Making disciples of Christ, growing the church of God”. This inclusive open evangelical church (AWA 207), with flourishing ministries with children and young people, is looking to build on its growth in numbers and spirituality.

Recognising the two roles of Team Rector and Lead Minister for St. Alphege, you will:

  • have strategic skills and a track record of church growth
  • be able to nurture and develop the gifts of the whole church
  • be an effective team leader
  • have an appreciation of the diversity of Anglican worship
  • be an inspiring preacher and teacher
  • have a well-developed sense of humour

The application process is currently closed.

Applications/questions to: Jo Manser, PA to Archdeacon of Canterbury
Tel: 01227 865238

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The Vacancy Prayer

As a Church we are continually praying for this season, and that God will provide the right person to become our new Vicar.

God our Father,
you call us to be the body of Christ here.
Send your Holy Spirit at this time of change; 
and fill us with vision, energy and faithfulness in prayer.
May the gift of this vacancy be a period
of deeper love and fellowship, 
as you guide us with your heavenly wisdom.
Help us to choose the one who will
share with us in your perfect plans,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.