New Ministry Opportunities

Exciting Opportunity to Build a New Ministry!


Thatcham Free Church is looking for someone with a vision to lead the church into a new era.


Our church was founded in 1965, when Thatcham was still a large village.  Now, it is a thriving town with a strong church presence.  We are close to the ancient market town of Newbury and about 12 miles west of Reading.  Thatcham has easy access to the M4 and the M3 is also quite near, yet we are surrounded by beautiful countryside, making it a very pleasant place.  The Kennet and Avon canal runs close by and this is a tranquil place to walk and relax.  There are several primary and secondary schools in Thatcham, and more in Newbury, which is only a short bus ride away.  Many of these schools benefit from the ministry of the local schools’ work team (Christian Outreach in Newbury Schools).  Newbury College is a further and higher education college offering hundreds of courses, including HNCs, professional and post graduate qualifications.


Currently our congregation is quite elderly and small in number, but we have a strong missionary focus.  We support local concerns, such as the schools’ work and the food bank, as well as international evangelistic ministries, through prayer and giving.  Thatcham Free Church is a member of the Evangelical Alliance.


The church building has good facilities, and can seat around 90 people. All of us would love to see it full each week!  Under God’s guidance, we hope our new pastor would help us turn this aspiration into a reality.


We are looking for someone able to provide leadership which is visionary and appropriate.  Our desire is to grow both spiritually and numerically, and so we are looking for someone, able to lead and strengthen the church in achieving these goals,

  • with a heart for evangelism
  • with a sound Holy Spirit led biblical ministry
  • with proven previous pastoral experience
  • with proven preaching and teaching experience
  • with Bible or theological training
  • with a pastoral heart and concern for people
  • who can work alongside the other leaders


Applications are invited for either a full or part-time role, with an initial three year contract, which may be extended.  Salary to be negotiated depending on experience.  We have no manse but there is a plentiful variety of property available in the area.


Our basis of faith can be found here.


If you would like to apply, please click on the pastor enquiry form below.


Alternatively, to find out more about our church, plan a visit to meet us or for further infomation, please email our secretary via the contact form


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