Vicar of St Justus, Rochester

Created: 22nd August 2023 at 11:20


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Vicar of St Justus, Rochester

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St Justus, Rochester


Rochester archdeaconry

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St Justus Church was established in 1956, and the present building was built in 1990-91.  It is a flexible space with moveable seating in the worship area, a baptistery pool, a large hall, kitchen, lounge room, and smaller meeting spaces.

The church is well known within the local community for its vibrant outreach programs, and is committed to nurturing faith and fostering community bonds.


Main Responsibilities
To lead  the church in worship (robes worn for HC services only).  The style of worship is best described as 'open evangelical', with a mixture of live and pre-recorded music.

Support and participate fully in the Rochester Mission Cluster of 3 churches, with joint worship, Bible Study and prayer.  We hope our new priest will be open to reinstating our virtual Morning Prayer services.

Work collaboratively with the Ministry Leadership Team and the PCC.

Play an active part in the outreach and fellowship of the church.

The Ideal Candidate
We are seeking a dynamic, pro-active and Spirit-filled incumbent who:

* Can connect with and include individuals of all ages and from all walks of life, and values the diversity within our parish community;

* Has a passion for community engagement;

* Demonstrates a commitment to environmental and eco-friendly practices;

* Is a strong and collaborative leader, with a genuine interest in helping people realise their potential and gifts;

* Is willing to collaborate and support churches and clergy in our cluster and Deanery;

* Values the importance of prayer and recognises its importance in their personal life and in the community.


About us
St Justus sits within a residential 'estate' of houses originally built by the Local Authority but are now mainly privately owned.  In recent years there have been a number of new housing developments within the parish boundaries.  The current population is just under 9,000 and the parish is described by the Church Urban Fund as 'relatively deprived'.

There are 7 schools within the parish: 4 primary and 3 secondary.  We try to maintain good , informal links with all, and several visit for religious and community events.

The Vicarage is a 4-bedroomed detached property in good order adjacent to the church.


For an informal discussion with the Archdeacon of Rochester about this vacancy, please contact his EA, Fiona Porter, on

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