Pioneer Minister in the Arts

Diocese of Southwark

Nine Elms on the South Bank is the largest and most exciting regeneration project in London. Headline developments like Battersea Power Station and the new American Embassy hide great needs in an area that has some of London’s poorest estates. We are building a mixed economy church through traditional and pioneer ministry, creating A Family of Neighbourhood Churches of different traditions working together to prioritise the Gospel in this influential part of the city. To help us in this work, we are looking for two individuals who want to work creatively and collaboratively in an emerging team.


To connect with new cultural and arts movements in Nine Elms on the South Bank, connecting communities through the arts and so create a new church, with local creatives, for local people – for an ordained minister, with stipend and housing

For the team to work well the right person in this post will

  • be able to demonstrate experience in delivering creative public arts events among local communities
  • have experience of working creatively to shape new kinds of ministry in the arts in traditional church settings and in new contexts
  • be able to forge new and deep relationships with artists, influencers and stakeholders inside and outside the church
  • have experience of leading and mentoring in mission
  • be confident to lead the establishment of a new church

To understand more about the roles please feel free to contact Revd Leighton Carr for an informal conversation through

Application forms and Parish Profiles are available from:

The Archdeacon of Wandsworth’s PA, Romana Nelson,

Kingston Episcopal Area Office, 620 Kingston Road, London SW20 8DN

Closing date for applications: 1 November 2017 at 5pm
Parish Visit for shortlisted candidates: Saturday 18 November 2017
Interviews: Monday 27 November 2017

This post is subject to a DBS enhanced disclosure

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