Our Next Vicar
What's most important to us:
God has done so much at St Gabriel's through Jane's leadership (and of those who led us before her). We are grateful to Him for this. We are looking for someone who can build on what has been achieved as we begin the next phase of our journey. When we discussed what traits and skills are most important to us when thinking about our next vicar, these were the key points made by people from across the church:
Led by the Holy Spirit, and keen to lead others in the ministry and gifts of the Holy Spirit
Evangelical in approach to leadership and teaching. Grounded in scripture
Personable/approachable and pastoral, being able to deal well with differing views
Able to facilitate refreshing our vision, wanting to lead innovation in the church and be open to new things
A leader for our staff team and volunteers whilst being an encourager and providing practical support
An inspirational preacher and speaker, having good communication skills with people of all ages and backgrounds
Passionate about evangelism and reaching people with the good news of Jesus
Willing to get involved, organise, make things happen and enable others to do the same
Collaborative – with people in St. Gabriel’s, including the staff team, and with other churches in the area
Prayerful - personally and in leading others to pray
The word cloud below represents the words or phrases most often suggested as important in our next vicar when we asked everyone.
We've put some more practical information that you might find helpful on the next page here. We hope you find it useful. We look forward to telling you more in person.
Our Bishop, Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden, has provided a statement on the vacancy and it opens saying 'St Gabriel’s is a unique blend of the urban and multicultural with the charismatic and evangelical. Any candidate for this post will need to “get” both those dimensions. New Wine in flavour, with a great desire to celebrate the different national and cultural identities represented in the congregation and in the locality.'
You can read his full statement here.
Fr Andrew Teather, our Area Dean, has a welcome letter here.
If you feel God is calling you to lead St Gabriel's and to be part of our amazing community here in Cricklewood then please do get in touch. In the first instance please contact:
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Psalm 40: 1& 3