Our Vacancy

Harpenden is a vibrant Hertfordshire town with excellent schools, 30 minutes by train from London and five miles north of the historic cathedral city of St Albans. We are an inclusive, welcoming church, with a liberal theology, a strong community spirit and a clear sense of social justice. We enjoy the creative arts and have a rich musical tradition.

We are looking for a collaborative and compassionate Vicar who will:

  • lead us with energy and enthusiasm and keep us relevant in an ever-changing world
  • demonstrate strong collaborative and communication skills
  • inspire us to deepen our relationship with God
  • preach with empathy and understanding in an inclusive and engaging style
  • enable and encourage the ministry of others
  • nurture our children and young people
  • explore imaginative ways to serve our local community and share God’s love
  • encourage a lively involvement in church giving and fundraising

We offer:

  • a warm welcome from a sociable and outward-facing community
  • an experienced and capable ministerial team
  • supportive and committed churchwardens, PCC members and congregation
  • space for your personal development and ministry
  • a lovely, well-maintained church and a comfortable four-bedroom home

For full details of this vacancy including the parish profile,
please visit the Diocesan website  www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/vacancies,
or directly download the Bishop's letter and our Parish Profile (updated 6 March 2021).

For an informal conversation and application details
please contact the Archdeacon of St Albans
   archd@stalbans.anglican.org or 01727 818121

Closing Date for applications: 13th April at 12 noon
Interviews: Thursday 6th May 2021

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required.