The Vacancy Process
Rev Jonathan Mortimer stepped down from his role as vicar of All Saints in January 2022. We're grateful to him and Ruthli for their years of humble service and enabling encouragement. You can read Jonathan's letter to the church here.
Our church is currently in a stage called 'interregnum' - the period in between two incumbents. We are grateful for Jenny's steady leadership as 'interim minister' but Jenny recently shared that she won't be applying for the role (if you missed that you can read her note here).
The timeline for the recruitment process is indicated in the diagram below (and here for a screen reader friendly version).
We're grateful for all the work put into the Parish Profile as we worked together to give prospectives leaders a picture of we are and where we find ourselves at this moment in time. You can download and read the Parish Profile here.
The vacancy was advertised vis CPAS and Church Times in May 2022. CPAS are our patrons and prayerfully, alongside representatives from the Diocese of Southwark and our own church family, they helped to make the appointment of the next vicar of All Saints.
On 21st June we hosted 4 shortlisted candidates for familiarisation visits to the church and parish. On 22nd June, those candidates were interviewed by a panel including Liz and Raphael, our churchwardens, representing our church family.
In July 2022 we announced the appointment of Rev Greg Cushing as vicar of our church. Because of a delay caused by essential and major building work at the vicarage, Greg and family hope to move to Peckham and join us in April 2023. Jenny's last Sunday will be 5th February 2023.
Our New Vicar: Rev. Greg Cushing
Update: July 2022
A Statement from the Diocese of Southwark:
‘Following the presentation of a candidate by the patron of All Saints, the Church Pastoral Aid Society, the Bishop of Southwark has invited the Rev’d Greg Cushing to become the next Vicar of All Saints Peckham subject to satisfactory completion of the necessary procedures. Greg is currently the Vicar of Alfold and Loxwood where he has served since 2016. Greg served his curacy in the Diocese of Southwark in the Parish of All Saints and Holy Trinity Wandsworth. It has been agreed that Greg will be licensed at the beginning of 2023.’
We're delighted that Greg has agreed to take up this post and look forward to welcoming Greg, his wife Ele and sons Joshua and Jesse to Peckham. Watch the video at the link below to hear a little more from Greg. There'll be more details coming soon about Greg's licensing in April.