Vacancies 

We are currently recruiting for the following paid vacancies.

Families Minister 

St Michael’s Church, Bishop’s 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.  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 wide variety of 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 welcome from lay or ordained candidates: a part-time or full-time role can be considered.
Salary in the range £22K-£24K (full-time).  Pension contribution and expenses provided.
This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. 
This post is subject to Occupational Requirements under the Equality Act 2010.
For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact the Vicar, The Rev'd Derwyn Williams (stmichaelsbsvicar@gmail.com), (01279 899261).
Closing date for applications: 12 Noon Wednesday 8 January 2020.
Interviews to be held in Bishop’s Stortford: Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Anyone actively considering applying for the post is welcome to have a look at these:

Mission Statement, Personal Profile, Job Specification
Context and Ethos Statement
Families Minister Application Form

Director of Music


Following the departure of the current post holder after 14 years, a Director of Music is required in 2020.

St Michael’s has a rich and varied musical life, with a traditional robed choir of adults and children, as well as a less formal music group, which lead the music for the wide range of  worship styles that are offered.  A full Choral Evensong is 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 Director of Music is assisted by an Organist and Assistant Organist.  The church is affiliated to the RSCM.

Further information, including a full job description and details of how to apply, may be found by clicking on the links below:

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