Church Administrator

We are pleased to announce that Helen Djenguet will be standing in for Hannah during her maternity leave. Hours will be posted on the Contact Us page as soon as they are known.

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Church Administrator (Maternity cover)

We are looking for a gifted, experienced and skilled administrator at St Matthew’s Church to cover maternity leave on a flexible, part-time basis. The role is to supervise and facilitate the day-to-day administrative operations of the church in close co-operation with the Vicar, staff team and the officers of the church.

As a faith-based organisation and place of Christian worship, our beliefs are foundational to everything we do. The post-holder will be expected to share these beliefs, join in the spiritual life of the church and work actively to support our ministry and vision.

Along with our Vicar and staff team, this post is key in enabling growth in the ministry and mission at St Matthew’s. In line with our vision, ‘Living for Jesus’ and as well as providing effective administration within the church, the post-holder will be expected to be a key face and voice of the church to the wider community, from answering the phone and office door to booking special events and managing lettings, better enabling us to serve our parish.

This position requires an exceptional degree of professionalism and the ability to work in an ever changing environment, where multi-tasking, sound decision making, self-motivation and discretion are essential. Equally the post-holder will need confidence and proven organisational, financial, communication and interpersonal skills.

For more details please contact St Matthew’s Church Office: 0117 944 1598

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Children’s, Families and Youth Minister

We are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Kirsty Johns to the position of Childrens, Youth and Families minister. Kirsty hopes to join us in late September. Please pray for her as her current job draws to a close and she begins to settle in with us as church family at St Matthews.

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A new Vicar for St Matthew’s!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Vicar, the Revd. Marcus Nelson, currently Assistant Curate at St Andrew’s Church, Plymouth. We are greatly looking forward to welcoming Marcus, Della, Bethany, Noah and Elijah and their forthcoming baby to St Matthew’s in a few months’ time.

Marcus & Family

Marcus writes:

We are so excited to be moving to Bristol and to be able to join your church family at St Matthews.

We’ll try and introduce ourselves to give you a little idea of who we are. We’re quite an international family; with Marcus being born and brought up in Northern Ireland and Della in South Africa. Marcus came to know and love Jesus Christ as his Saviour as a small boy, Della as a teenager at a big youth event in Belfast. We met while at Queens University Belfast playing Volleyball; Della (being the clever one) was studying Engineering. Marcus always felt strongly that he was being called by God the Father to be a preacher and to serve His church, but wasn’t convinced and so studied Law just in case! After graduating Marcus worked as a Lay Assistant for a year at All Souls, Langham Place London and Della as a Youth Worker in Devon.

We were married in Della’s home town, Port Shepstone on the east coast of South Africa the following year. We worked together in a small rural parish in Devon for the next four years; with young people, in Dartmoor Prison as well as teaching and preaching. Studying Theology in preparation for Ordination at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford was a fantastic time and it was there that Bethany and Noah were born.

The last four years have seen us serving a Curacy at the Minster Church of St Andrew Plymouth, a time of real growth and development for us personally and spiritually. Elijah was born two years ago, and number four will God willing also be born in Plymouth at the end of May.

We love spending time with people, eating, watching films and talking about Jesus. We would love to do all kinds of sports but really have no time these days with children. We are hoping that one day soon we will be able to take up badminton, squash and table tennis again and for our children to be able to thoroughly beat us! Bethany and Noah in particular are very excited about moving to Bristol and love zoo animals. They can’t wait to make lots of new friends.

We are so delighted to be able to come and serve you in Jesus’ name and join in all the exciting things that are already happening, and are very much looking forward to meeting you personally very soon.

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