Mission Priest for Hayes

Mission Priest for Hayes

Applications for this post are now closed, thank you for your interest. Please do pray for us as we discern the right candidate and interview in July.

The parish has passed a Resolution under the House of Bishops Declaration.

Hayes is growing at an enormous rate – and so are the opportunities to engage with people who have never known Jesus. This exciting new role will be at the heart of our ambitious vision to be the beating heart and lived out love of Christ in Hayes.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop a team of lay leaders on the estates of Hayes who will be comfortable and able to lead others to Christ.
  • Chair the Mission committee at St. Anselm.
  • Be a key part of delivering the St. Anselm Five Year Vision.
  • Be responsible for growing communities in personal and communal spaces (homes, offices and coffee shops etc).
  • Be a visible presence on the estates, especially the area known as the Red Brick Estate.
  • Develop new relationships with non-church of England primary schools and secondary schools that serve Hayes.
  • Offer pastoral care to the parish, including visiting, home communions etc.
  • Use modern communication tools to engage with new communities

The Ideal Candidate

  • Passionate about re-engaging with those who have lost their faith.
  • Enthusiastic about mission to the unchurched.
  • Someone who wants to spend as much time out of the church as they do inside it.
  • Comfortable in the roughest of pubs and the nicest of restaurants.
  • Comfortable meeting in people’s homes and businesses.
  • Willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into anything that is thrown at them.
  • Open to the inspiration and leading of the Holy Spirit at work in Hayes.

About us

St. Anselm was opened in 1929 at the heart of what was then a village rapidly turning into an industrial town. The rapid growth in the latter part of the 19th century prompted the Diocese of London to plant a new church (initially in a hut before the current church was built) in the midst of Hayes Town – centred on the canal and railway into London.

There was an explosion of house building and many people saw Hayes as a new suburb of London. Hayes though retained its own character and identity as the railway served industry rather than passengers into Paddington. The housing was bought by people working at EMI, Nestlé and other large industrial companies supplying vital materials for the inter-war expansion of London and its suburbs.

Hayes is once again at the centre of an exciting period of change, with factories being replaced by high density housing for people moving to the area, attracted by the new Crossrail station, this time ferrying passengers rather than cargo. This huge increase in housing marks a new phase of opportunity for St. Anselm, and almost a 100 years after it was opened it finds itself once again at the heart of mission in the Diocese of London

For further details and an application form please contact the Bishop of Fulham’s office
020 7932 1130

For informal conversations please contact Fr. Matthew Cashmore
020 3882 0553

Closing date for applications: 17th June 2022

Interviews: 13th July 2022
Parish tours: 12th July 2022

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