Pastoral Assistants

‘You did not choose me, but I chose you.’ 

For many years our Pastoral Assistant scheme has provided a way for young adults to explore the ministry to which Christ calls them.  Each year we appoint three Pastoral Assistants to spend a year serving others by living, working, and praying in our three diverse parishes along with Hornsey Parish Church.  It has proved a life-changing experience for these young people and given the benefits of new gifts and fresh insights to our churches. Pastoral Assistants get involved in all aspects of ministry here.

Pastoral Assistant placements also provide a steady stream of young ordinands to the wider Church. We offer excellent supervision, formation and guidance for those in the process of discernment and now work in conjunction with sister schemes in Camden and Tottenham to form the scheme called North London Pastoral Assistants.

The North London Pastoral Assistants website is a useful place to look if you are interested in exploring this role further.

If you would like more general information about the scheme please be in touch by emailing us  at:


Pastoral Assistants Recruitment

Would you like to explore God’s call by spending a year living and working in an urban Parish in the Diocese of London? We normally hold a recruitment day in February of each year and then interview a few months later.  Pastoral Assistants work from September – July following their appointment.

If you are interested in the our Pastoral Assistant scheme please contact Julia Wood at or telephone 020 7424 0729

Click here for the North London Pastoral Assistants website.