St Luke’s: Vacancy Now Being Advertised – 14 January 2011


Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m a member of the St Luke’s Church, Maidenhead congregation and – since the middle of last year – I’ve been getting more and more involved. I helped organise the summer arts project, became editor of the InSpire magazine following the vicar’s departure, and was recently asked to format the parish profile to be sent out to prospective vicars.

ParishProfilefrontcover.jpgA parish profile is a booklet which is rich in information about the church, parish, town, and local area that a vicar (or indeed anyone of any other clerical position) can read and find out if they may wish to apply for the job. It went through several revised copies, but the final edition was approved on Monday (10 January) by the PCC at an ‘extraordinary meeting’. I sat with my laptop making changes, as and when the governing body of St Luke’s found them.

With the profile approved, we advertised the position for the first time in this week’s Church Times. With less than a month to go until the closing date, we are praying for those who may be considering applying, and trust that God will send somebody who is right for us.

You can read about the position on the Diocese of Oxford’s website.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.