Vacancy - Rector Of St. Margaret's Of Antioch, Ifield

The Bishop of Chichester seeks to appoint

Rector of St Margaret of Antioch,Ifield.

The Parish of Ifield encompasses the neighbourhoods of Ifield, Ifield West and Langley Green and its boundary skirts Gatwick Airport, Crawley, W. Sussex. It is located halfway between London and Brighton.


We offer:

  • A vibrant, supportive, cross-generational congregation

  • Enthusiastic, hardworking leadership team, PTO Priest, Reader, Parish Administrator, Director of Music, Youth and Children’s Worker and ALM in training.

  • Excellent links with C of E primary school & nearby secondary schools

  • Stunning 5-bedroom modern, detached rectory with good size garden

  • The parish of Ifield mixes the community spirit of country living with the convenience and practicality of living 10 minutes from Crawley town centre with good links to Brighton and London


We are praying for a Priest who:

  • Will encourage, develop, delegate and utilise the skills of all licensed and lay people to sustain and grow the wider mission of the church.

  • Has the ability to lead and teach the Word of God effectively and imaginatively to all ages.

  • Is an effective Team Leader who will provide vision and have clear and proven leadership skills.

  • Has a heart for outreach and mission in our growing community.

  • Can oversee worship that is traditional, informal and innovative.

  • Has a desire to work ecumenically with all Christian denominations and other faiths to foster mutual respect and understanding, social harmony and cohesion.

Application Form and Parish Profile available from:


Matilda Taylor, P.A to:
The Revd Canon Julia Peaty, Acting Archdeacon of Horsham,


Closing date: 12.00 noon, Friday 1st May 2020


Interview date: TBC

St Margaret's Church - Parish of Ifield

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