Horsham Team Ministry is advertising for our new Vicar

Welcome to Horsham!

Find out what we have to offer a new Vicar and the sort of person we are looking for here: Horsham Parish Profile.

Lee Buck joins Horsham Parish as our Parish Youth Work Enabler

Lee became the Parish Youth Work enabler in May 2019. Lee has been involved in Youth Work for 10 years. Lee struggled as a teenager with school and home life. This led him wanting to help teenagers and become a Youth worker. Lee found his faith in his early 20’s. Lee felt a calling to use his passion for Youth and Christ to become a Christian youth Leader. Using both of his passions Lee can get alongside young people and help show how important God can be in their lives. Lee loves to spend time with his children. He enjoys socialising and watching tv series.

When are we getting a new Vicar? – update June 2019

Latest news – 

Following our recent PCC meeting we will very soon be advertising for our new Vicar. 

In the meantime, here is our Parish Profile: Horsham Parish Profile

More details will follow very shortly.

 

Following the Horsham Parish review, and the decision for St. John’s Church in Broadbridge Heath to become a separate Parish, we are now looking to move forward with the appointment process for a new Vicar for St. Mary’s.  It is still early days, but progress is starting to be made.

Over the coming month we will be finalizing our Parish Profile and awaiting a decision from the Bishop that we can go ahead and start the formal appointment process.

Watch this space!

When are we getting a new Vicar?

As many people have been asking us, “when will we be getting a new vicar?”, we thought that we must let you know what is happening behind the scenes.

Bishop Martin has asked for a Parish Review to take place.  This will be conducted by Archdeacon Fiona and will happen in February and March 2019.

The Parish review is expected to look at the current set up of the Team Parish of Horsham which is currently made up of four churches: St. Leonard’s, Holy Trinity, St. John’s and St. Mary’s.

Any suggested changes from the review would then be considered by our parish Parochial Church Council before recommending a way forward. Currently our four churches work together and support each other in many different ways and we are blessed by our close working partnership. As far as we are aware there is no desire from any of the Churches in the team to break away.  We have been told that a Parish Review is standard practice in the Diocese when a vacancy like ours arises.

As to our new vicar, well no appointment process can really be started until the Parish review is concluded.  For the time being we are pleased to welcome Bernard Sinton who the Bishop has appointed as Interim Rector.

We will continue to let you know what is happening as and when we know.

Your Churchwardens

Nigel, Steve, Liz and Morag

During the current interregnum at St Mary’s, Bishop Martin has asked Revd Bernard Sinton to act as Interim Rector during the vacancy. Bernard has worked in the Parish since 1990 and was our first SSM (Self Supporting Minister).  He is based at Holy Trinity Church.  Since retiring from a full time secular job, he has acted as Interim Minister during vacancies in Warnham, West Grinstead and Partridge Green and has just finished at Sullington and Thakeham with Warminghurst.  Bernard’s wife is the vicar of Shipley.  Bernard can be contacted via the St Mary’s church office or via our contact form: Contact Us.