Recruiting a new Vicar: Our Parish Profile

Over the last few months the PCC and Churchwardens have been working hard on our ‘Parish Profile’ – a key document in recruiting our new vicar that sets out what sort of parish St Mary’s is, how we would like to grow and develop, and what we are looking for in our next vicar.

If you’re interested in reading the final document it is now available here:

What happens next?

The post will be advertised in early January via the Diocese of St Albans, Church of England and the Church Times.  The deadline for applications is 1st February and interviews will take place on 20th February.

The interview process will be extensive, with all candidates being grilled by a group of children at Redbourn Primary School, leading a bible study session with groups from the congregation, giving a sermon and a formal interview with a panel of 6 including representatives from St Mary’s PCC, the Bishop of Hertford, Rural Dean of Wheathampstead Deanery and a representative of our patron, the Earl of Verulam.  They will also have the opportunity to tour the village and look around the Vicarage, and will each be hosted for lunch by members of our St Mary’s family.

Once the role has been offered and accepted, it may still be some months before the announcement is made depending on the circumstances of the successful candidate.

Please keep in your prayers all those who will consider applying for this post, and those involved in the shortlisting and interview process.  

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