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Church Administrator


To provide administrative support to the Vicar and Churchwardens in order to ensure the smooth running of St Mary the Virgin, Henbury.



  • To run the Church office and, in conversation with others, to develop systems to improve its effectiveness.
  • To respond to emails, telephone enquiries and provide a point of contact for venue users.
  • To produce weekly news sheets and service sheets in consultation with the Vicar and Churchwardens
  • To manage enquiries, bookings and paperwork regarding occasional offices (christenings, weddings and funerals)
  • To produce Church service rotas in consultation with the Vicar and Churchwardens
  • To maintain and update the Church website and to develop regular and engaging posts of news and information for our social media accounts
  • To maintain our database of Church members, produce mail merged letters several times a year and ensure that it remains GDPR compliant
  • To receive and account for monies received for bookings and donations
  • To liaise with designers and printers for publicity, especially around Christmas and Easter
  • Any other duties commensurate with this role



  • Previous experience in a professional administrative environment
  • Excellent administrative skills including close attention to detail, prioritisation of workload and an ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work creatively with volunteers, community groups and venue users.
  • To be in sympathy with the inclusive, Christian ethos of St. Mary’s Henbury
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, email and use of online resources.
  • An ability to manage a database and to produce mail merged letters and address labels
  • An ability to work flexibly to hit deadlines when required.


It would be helpful if the person appointed has:

  • An understanding of the workings of the Church of England including the parish governance, the annual lectionary and legal requirements regarding weddings.
  • Experience of updating websites and use of social media
  • Experience of handling and accounting for cash



Parish Office, Church Close, Henbury BS10



Please apply with letter and CV outlining why you are applying for this role and using the person specification above to tell us why you are the person best suited for this job.

The post has initial funding for three years.

12 hours per week, preferably over four days per week, £10 hour.
Holiday entitlement will be 28 days/year pro rata (inc. public holidays).


Please apply by Friday 26th November to

David Lloyd

or St. Mary’s Henbury Parish Office

Church Close



BS10 7QF


We would hope the person appointed would be able to start in December 2021 if possible.

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Children and Youth Worker

Children and Youth Worker needed at St. Mary’s Henbury Parish Church Church Close, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QF


The congregation are looking to employ a Christian who has a passion to work with young people and can fulfil the following:



1. To seek God for a fresh vision for children and young people in our parish.

2. To develop and co-ordinate our mission to the children and young people of the parish of Henbury, especially local schools and uniformed groups.

3. To have responsibility, with the current leaders in church, for the pastoral care of the children and young people who attend church activities.

4. To develop links with local families with young children and young people in the parish, in order to build positive relationships between the church and our community.

5. To enable the articulation of the views and concerns of children and young people to the wider church.

6. To encourage families with young children to take an active part in church worship, and to develop their gifts and talents.



In conjunction with the Line Manager:

1. To plan, prepare and deliver a weekly Christian worship based activity for the children who attend our church.

2. To co-ordinate the children’s and young people’s activities within the parish, and to assist with clubs and other seasonal activities.

3. To assist with the recruitment, training, encouraging and supporting of voluntary leaders and teenage helpers, both practically and prayerfully. This will include building up the team through time spent together and identifying provision for any training needs.

4. To develop and evaluate projects working in partnership with families and young people.

5. To develop opportunities to teach, provide pastoral support, and nurture the faith of children and young people.

6. To foster and support links with local schools and youth groups.

7. To attend PCC and any other appropriate church meetings when requested.

8. To keep up-to-date all necessary administration and records, and to meet all statutory and legal requirements.

9. To maintain and develop his or her own spiritual life, faith and discipleship.

10. To prepare and work to a personal development plan and be prepared to attend training where identified and agreed.


Hours of Work: 7 hours per week, to be worked flexibly over four days. Some evening and weekend work would be required, involvement on Sundays would be essential, but at least 6 Sundays per year would be non-working days.


Salary: £10.00 per hour paid on a monthly basis


Holidays: 40 hours paid holiday per year by agreement (in line with the number of hours worked per week), in addition to pro rata bank holidays. If required to work on a public holiday, then time off in lieu would be given.


An Occupational requirement has been established that the post holder is to be a practising Christian.


Start Date: 3rd January 2022


Additional information is available in the attachments below or alternatively email Anna Hannam at for more information and the person specification.


Apply by sending a CV and a covering letter, no more than 2 pages long. Please outline how you have come to apply for this role and why the role should be yours.


Closing date for applications: 1st of December 2021


Matthew 28 18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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We are located at:

Church Close, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QF


Office in Vestry Hall open from 9am-12 noon Tuesday - Friday.

Contact us today

If you have any queries  please contact us:


Tel: 0117 959 3757 


Safeguarding supports everything that we do

  •  Do you have a question about something that you have seen/heard/feel about something? Then talk to Lindsay or Alan.

  • They can offer support and guidance as part of the recruitment process for volunteer roles in the church (including DBS checks).

  • Are you concerned about someone or yourself? Lindsay & Alan can direct and support you.

If you have a concern that you wish to report, please contact whichever of the following you feel is most appropriate.

Lindsey Jones, Parish Safeguarding Officer 07950 800526

Alan Emond, Parish Safeguarding Officer 07773 141838

Police 999

Bristol City Council, Social Services: adult-0117 922 2700, children - 0117 9036444 

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