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St Bride's is a unique parish appointment with national and international links to news media of all kinds. It is one of the most influential posts in the Anglican Communion, let alone the Diocese of London.
St Bride's has enjoyed a succession of very talented priests and not least David Meara who has successfully maintained the church's strong links with the media, the commercial firms of the parish and the corporate life of the City. During the last ten years, the finances of the church have been re-endowed and the first stage of the restoration of the fabric completed. The church's ministry has grown and its reputation has been enhanced.
What is required in my judgement is someone who is first and foremost a priest and pastor of character and commitment. The opportunities for ministering to those who operate in the stressful sphere of journalism are very great and the post requires someone of considerable talent.
I look forward to assisting the Patron and the Churchwardens in identifying a priest to continue and develop the ministry of St Bride's in the rapidly changing circumstances of the 21st century.