Rector, St John the Evangelist, Dumfries
Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway
(in partnership with the Methodist Church)
A Church for Everyone
We are seeking a Rector, who will be a priest in Anglican orders, with a strong heart for God and for people, with good leadership and organisational skills, who will promote the Kingdom of God through the various ministries of our church, working with all ages in the community.
Our worship is liturgical and Eucharistic, blending the best of traditional with the best of the contemporary. There is a lot that is already exciting and lots we hope will develop here.
The Rectory is next to the church on Newall Terrace and is a well maintained detached house with accommodation on three levels.
This appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Scotland Check (Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007).
The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 28th February, 2017, and interviews are planned for the week beginning 13th March, 2017.
Requests for an application pack to secretary AT stjohnsdumfries DOT org or call the Vestry Secretary on 07754 596140. Completed applications to be sent to secretary AT stjohnsdumfries DOT org
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