We're delighted to announce that the Bishop of Stepney has invited Caroline Taylor to serve her Title Post as Curate at St John's Hoxton for three years from July 2018. This will be Caroline first post as an ordained minister, and the 'Title Post' enables her to continue her training and development as an clergy-person, while taking on some real responsibility for church leadership with the supervision and support of an experienced Vicar. The hope and expectation is that Caroline will continue to grow and develop her gifts and skills, with a view to then taking on the principal responsibility for another parish church as Vicar after her three years is completed.
Caroline will become part of the Senior Leadership Team at St John's during a vital stage in the life of our church, as we build the capacity for further congregational growth, and press forwards on our ambitious redevelopment plans. Caroline will have broad responsibilities, but will have a particular focus on the day-to-day running of the church, particularly helping to develop discipleship and the pastoral life of the church.
Caroline is returning to London after three years in Durham studying theology at Cranmer Hall. Prior to her ministerial training, she spent almost 10 years working in London as an archaeological consultant - researching archaeological sites in the city, and yes, digging around in muddy trenches! Alongside her day job, Caroline was part of the Eden Bow youth work team in Tower Hamlets - so she's familiar with the life of an inner-city church. We're delighted that she is joining us with her husband Iain next year.