In the bishop’s plan for the diocese, ‘The Word who is Life’ it is clear that parishes will increasingly need to find new ways to provide internal leadership and pastoral care. By 2030 clergy will be supporting a number of communities hence parishes like ours may very well have to share a priest with several others. To prepare for this and to strengthen our parish identity and mission I have asked our Parish Secretary to move to a new role, that of Pastoral Assistant. The role will involve taking a lead at my direction for overall sacramental preparation coordination, pastoral outreach and developing the social life of the parish. This of course leaves a gap in the office. The Parish Finance Committee and I feel the time is right to make this a part-time employed post with specified working hours and a full Job Description.

The parish is thus actively looking for someone to take on this important role at the heart of our parish life. The following advertisement is now appearing in all deanery parishes and beyond with a closing date of 31 January 2019 with interviews by arrangement in the first half of February.

Parish Secretary for St. John’s Catholic Parish, Tadworth

The parish is looking to fill the post of Parish Secretary. The position will be part-time on 4 mornings a week (16 hours in total).  The role will include managing the parish office, providing secretarial support to the Parish Priest, taking phone calls, e-mail and other messages, updating the parish data base and website and other tasks associated with the smooth running of the parish. It is hoped to fill the post by February 2019. Applicants should be IT literate and familiar with office routines. Those wishing to apply should contact the parish office on 01737 813102 or by e-mail to  Candidates will be interviewed by arrangement. The successful candidate will be offered a trial 3-month contract with the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. Terms of remuneration will be open to discussion at interview.

Fr. Richard


Parish Priest



Coffee Mornings

Come and join us for a coffee and a chat after the 9.15am Mass on Tuesdays. Around 9.45 am,  parishioners come to the hall for an informal get-together. It’s very easy-going and newcomers are made to feel very welcome. We would love to see you there.


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