We are currently recruiting for the following paid vacancies.

Families Minister 

St Michael’s Church, Bishop’ Stortford seeks to employ a  FAMILIES MINISTER

To lead and coordinate efforts to foster, with God’s help, a more vibrant all-age church where families and their children are welcomed, nurtured and encouraged to know Jesus, participate in church community life and grow in their Christian journey.  A key part of this will be to assist the church as it ‘recovers’ from the impact of the COVID crisis on its activities, and also to help reimagine and deliver the ‘new normal’ for us here at St Michael’s.

There will be two elements in this important role:

To build relationships with families, young people and children and, as the Spirit leads, develop activities appropriate to their needs. 

To bring together and enhance the existing aspects of our Families’ Mission by working in collaboration with existing leaders, ministers and others in the congregation, and in doing so enable the church to more faithfully and coherently minister to the needs of families, young people and children in accordance with God’s plan for us.

Applications are welcome from lay or ordained candidates: a part-time or full-time role can be considered.  The post is for a five year fixed term contract.

Salary in the range £22K-£25K (full-time). Pension contribution and expenses provided.

St Michael’s is the parish church at the centre of Bishop's Stortford. With a longstanding choral tradition and close links with St Michael’s Primary School, for many years the church has had a reputation as a welcoming and loving community of worshippers. 

This is an exciting opportunity to do great things in God’s service.

As part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and barring list check. 
It is an occupational requirement that the holder of this post is a practicing Christian, and fully supports the mission of the Church of England (as allowed under the terms of the Equality Act 2010).

For an informal conversation about the post please contact the Vicar, the Revd Derwyn Williams by email at or by phone on 01279 899261.

Closing date for applications:  7th September 2021
Interviews to be held in Bishop’s Stortford:   29th September 2021

To find out more about this post and how to make an application please see the following documents:

Mission Statement, Personal Profile, Job Specification
Context and Ethos Statement
Families Minister Application Form
Policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders
Church of England Confidential Statement

Director of Music


Following the departure of the current post holder after 14 years, a Director of Music is required at a mututally agreeable point.  Interviews and start date will be by arrangement, as expressed in the How to Apply document.

Prior to the Covid Pandemic, St Michael’s had a rich and varied musical life, with a traditional robed choir of adults and children, as well as a less formal music group, which led the music for the wide range of  worship styles that were offered.  A full Choral Evensong was sung each month. 

There is a fine 3 manual Walker/Manders organ (rebuilt in 2016), a chamber organ by Peter Collins, and a good grand piano in the church.  These instruments are used both for worship and for concerts and recitals that take place.  The music library is extensive, and has been extended every year.  

The church is affiliated to the RSCM.

As part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and barring list check. 

Further information, including a full job description and details of how to apply, may be found by clicking on the links below, as and when the job opportunity goes live.  If you’d value an informal conversation about this post, do please contact the Vicar, The Rev'd Derwyn Williams on 01279 899261 (daytime) or

Director of Music, Job Description
Director of Music, How to Apply
The organ at St Michael's