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Associate Vicar

St Barnabas Church Kensington
Closing Date
Fri, 21/04/2023 - 16:00
Full Time
Description of Job
We are looking to appoint an Associate Vicar who will work alongside the Vicar and Staff Team in leading the church into the next stage of its ministry and mission.

St Barnabas Kensington is a dynamic and growing church in West London marked by a rich cultural diversity that we see as a sign of God’s kingdom and a springboard for creative mission.

Our vision is to be a kingdom community welcoming all in Jesus’ name, growing together as his disciples and stepping out in God’s mission to all nations.

Three words sum up how we are looking to put this vision into practice, all of them inspired by the example of Barnabas in the New Testament: ENCOURAGE, EQUIP, EMPOWER. Taken together, these describe our church culture and underline our commitment to Jesus-focused ministry and mission in the Holy Spirit, and our dependence on God the Father who opens doors for the furthering of his kingdom.

At a time when our church is growing both in numbers and outreach, the Associate Vicar will have a key responsibility for developing and implementing a discipleship and pastoral care strategy within our local church community. This is currently focused on our growing network of small discipleship “Table Groups”, training courses (online/in person), women’s and men’s ministry, pastoral visits, prayer and prayer ministry appointments.

Central to our ministry is the active involvement of church members through ministry and service teams (welcome, prayer, services, group leaders, etc). All of these will be called to evolve as part of a strategic plan for growth in which the Associate Vicar will play a key oversight role.

The Associate Vicar will be a self-motivated leader who will work as an integral part of the church Staff Team.

We are looking for someone who
• loves people deeply and has strong pastoral skills
• thrives on cultural diversity
• is a dynamic and experienced leader with a track record of leading teams and helping implement vision
• values being part of a team and empowering others
• is a gifted and clear communicator and Bible teacher
• has a passion for mission and creative outreach
• encourages others in their development and faith
• loves Jesus and seeks to walk and minister by the Holy Spirit
• has a good sense of humour (and doesn’t take themselves too seriously)
• Knowledge of French would help (but is not indispensable)
How to apply for the job
If you have questions or would like an informal conversation with Andy Buckler prior to completing an application form, please email with your personal details For more information, including our Parish profile, please visit: All applicants should complete an application form and return it to Andy Buckler, either by email: or by post to: Andy Buckler, 23 Addison Road, London, W14 8LH. Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 21st April 2023. Interviews will be held on the 3 & 4th May 2023 This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

St Barnabas Church

Kensington, West London

St Barnabas is a vibrant and diverse church in Kensington. We are passionate about welcoming all in Jesus’ name, growing together as his disciples and stepping out in God’s mission to all nations. For more information, please see our website:

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