Family and Community Worker | Godstone Baptist Church

To help families of every type to encounter and respond to the love of Christ. To do this through hands-on, strategic, community engagement; working with the existing ministries of the church and pioneering new initiatives.

To join us in creating a Christian community which is attractive and fulfills our vision to KNOW God and each other, GROW to be more like Jesus and GO to serve him in our everyday lives.

We’re looking for someone to bring leadership to this area (vision & strategy/ team building & inspiration), as well as being a hands-on practitioner.

Our first priority would be to encourage the good ministries we already have with families in the church and community, and then to develop their untapped potential. Current activities include:

• Sunday groups & services
• Mums and toddler group
• Children’s events
• Children’s cinema
• Sunday services
• ‘Big House’ youth group
• Involvement with the local primary school

The second priority is to create new relationships and build on existing ones within our community. This is a much more pioneering role. The area around the church has a significant community of unreached children, youth, parents, grandparents and carers, and much more can be achieved than we are now doing. The church’s heart and enthusiasm for this work is big, even though there are also big gaps and untapped potential in what we are currently offering.

Download our application pack for a full job description.

Return an application form to Rev. Phil Hughes by email-

Application pack also available online. Visit our website (blogs tab).
Contact Rev. Phil Hughes for more information (01883 742 652)

Interviews will be held in January.


Godstone Baptist Church
Godstone Baptist is part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. It is made up of about 100 people (57 adult members and another 45 regular attenders and children). Most of its members live locally, though some travel in from nearby towns. (Oxted and Caterham). The age range is mixed. Ten families within the church have school age children and four more have children at university. The church has a number of informal relationships with families beyond its membership.
Godstone Hill, Godstone, Surrey. RH9 8NL