Opportunities to Join the Saint Laurence Team


We are currently looking to recruit an Associate Vicar to join the team. Please refer to the other pages for further details - this includes: job description, person spec & parish profile.


Vacancy: Associate Vicar

Hours Full Time

Remuneration Package Stipend - £25,600 (Based on Diocesan stipend benchmark)

Plus pension, housing, council tax, water rates, building insurance, maintenance & external decoration  

Contract 5 Years Fixed-Term (3 month probationary period)

Starting Date: 17th September 2017

Location: St Laurence Church, Friar St, Reading, RG1 1DA

Reports to: Vicar


Background to the Post


The time has come in the life of St Laurence to invite another ordained member to join us during an

exciting season to put her/ his shoulder to the wheel. 16 years into the adventure of “living to

see young people come to faith and building new forms of church with them”, the church has been

through a thorough review process as we continue to explore our calling. We are now at a vital stage

of change and development and there is a need for an ordained Anglican to come and join the team in



The post-holder will work with and in support of the Vicar, Chris, in holding responsibility before God

for the community; its life, its witness and its effectiveness, and alongside the newly formed

Leadership Team, in setting the direction and fruitfulness of the church. The past 18 months has been

a particular time of change at St Laurence, during which there has been a discernment by the whole

church of four key priorities which we have committed to. These will be lived out across every aspect

of church life.


A more detailed job description, person spec & separate parish profile is available and provides further details regarding the life of St Laurence.

To Apply

If you would like further details, please contact the Vicar’s PA & Office Manager, Claire Brown, on 01189 571293 or admin@stlreading.org


To Apply: Please e-mail Claire with a copy of your CV along with a supporting letter detailing why you would like to join St Laurence in this capacity and why you are suited to this position.  

Closing date for applications: noon Fri 12th May

Short listing: Sat 13th May

Interview date:  Weds 17th May & Thurs 18th May