Finding a new Rector - Updates

The advert is out!

To see the advert, click here. (click on the back arrow on your browser to return here).

For links to the advert on the Church Times and Guildford Diocese websites, click here.

The joint PCCs of St Andrew’s and St Mary’s met on 3rd July to approve the Benefice Profile including the Statement of Needs for the new Rector for the benefice. You can download the Profile document here.

The PCCs also unanimously confirmed the appointment of the four Parish Representatives who will take part in the short-listing and selection interviews for the Rector. They are Michael Flaxman and Fiona Lascelles from St Andrew’s and Ray Blues and Andrew Stribley from St Mary’s.

Having approved the advertising for the post, the next milestones are:
14th and 21st July – advertisement appears in the Church Times
10th August – Closing date for applications
21st August – Short-listing of candidates by a team composed of a Bishop, Archdeacon, Area Dean, Parish Representatives and the Patron from each church (Dominic Combe for St Andrew’s, Kings College Cambridge for St Mary’s)
27th September – Shortlisted candidates visit the benefice and meet the ministry team and  church families
28th September – Candidates are interviewed by the same team as above and, God willing, a new Rector is chosen.

Thank you everyone for your prayers, patience and support. Please continue to pray that through this process, God guides the right person to us.

More Information

Earlier in the year. the PCC held a Visioning Day to think about the parish now and in future - areas to celebrate and areas to develop -  and the qualities to look in a new Rector to help us get there. A summary report is here.

Click here to find out about the process for seeking a new Rector.

For any further information, please contact the Churchwardens.