Vacancies

 

Vicar, St Laurence, Long Eaton and Priest-in-Charge, Holy Trinity, Ilkeston



Vicar of Long Eaton St Laurence and

Priest-in-Charge of Ilkeston Holy Trinity

 

We are two Resolution parishes under oversight of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet and affiliated to the Society above.

 

We eagerly await a new pastor who

  • Will be committed to the centrality of prayer, the sacraments, scripture and service to the community 
  • Will nurture, encourage, motivate and challenge us in the areas of mission, growth and outreach 
  • Will be at ease across the whole church family 

 

We are two parishes in the catholic tradition who

  • Strive for excellence in worship and depth in prayer
  • Want to be better at outreach and mission
  • Want help in developing and growing our vision

  

 

The Bishop of Ebbsfleet writes:

 

The two parish communities involved in this appointment, together with their clergy, eagerly await their new pastor.  The priest we are looking for is a priest who understands their ministry as an apostolic ministry to 'build churches' - to build up the people of God in faith and prayer, to draw them together for the work of mission and service in the local community and to be communities of hope further afield.  He will be committed to the centrality of prayer, the sacraments, the scriptures and practical service of the needy as the key aspects of the Church's life

 

We need a person who is an effective team player and communicator and to express an attitude of mutual flourishing; and we want a person at ease across the church family.

 

We hope that you will want to apply, in the hope that God may be calling you to serve here.

 

+ Jonathan Ebbsfleet

 

Conversations are welcome with:

The Bishop of Ebbsfleet on 0118 948 1038 or office@ebbsfleet.org.uk

and/or

The Archdeacon of Derby, 01332 388 676 or pa.archdeacon@derby.anglican.org

 

Enhanced DBS clearance required


Long Eaton and Ilkeston Parish Profile


Vicar (Interim Basis), St Oswald's, Tile Hill



We are seeking a Society priest, or a priest who is willing to sign up to The Society for the parish of Tile Hill in the Coventry Diocese - a parish with huge potential for community regeneration initiatives.

 

In particular, the parish seeks a priest who is:

  • able to be a positive presence and work with a wide number of people, churches and organisations to bring about unifying and transformational change in a local community;
  • pastorally skilled with people who can have complex issues and lives, with an ability to be a 'peace-maker';
  • able to develop and deliver excellent Christian faith exploration opportunities and courses, along with helpful ways of developing discipleship and a passionate spirituality for everyday life

Bishop Jonathan writes:

 

The task within the parish, is that of a shared one - between the new parish priest and the worshipping congregation and is full of opportunities to be seized, opportunities that are linked to renewing parish life and mission overall, renewing worship and discipleship, mission and evangelisation, all in a Catholic and sacramental key.

 

Our aim is that after three years, St Oswald's will be able to tell a story about how a Eucharistic community is built in a way that transforms the possibilities for all around it, not just for itself, about how barriers are broken down and people discover common vision and common purpose in Christ.

 

The tapestry that dominates the sanctuary of the church is of St King Oswald and his inspired choice as missionary bishop, St Aiden.  Providentially, Oswald's exile in Ireland made him the perfect translator for the preaching of Aiden and his fellow monks until they had mastered English.  Are you the priest who can translate the Gospel to the people of Tile hill, and help them respond.  We hope that you are.

 

For an informal conversation please contact:

 

The Assistant Archdeacon, Clive Hogger, tel: 07377 997 143 or clive.hogger@covcofe.org

or

The Area Dean, the Reverend Greg Smith, tel: 02476 422 856 or gregsmith31760@tiscali.co.uk

or

The Bishop of Ebbsfleet's Representative, Fr Dexter Bracey, tel: 02476 711 687 or dexter_bracey@yahoo.co.uk

or

The Bishop of Ebbsfleet tel: 0118 948 1038 or office@ebbsfleet.org.uk

 

Expressions of interest welcome.

 

An application form can be downloaded from the Diocese of Coventry's website: http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/vacancies/current

 

Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.


Tile Hill Parish Profile


St Mary and St John Camp Hill (Nuneaton): Vicar on an Interim Ministry Basis



We welcome applications from priests in the Anglo-Catholic tradition registered with The Society (or who are willing to do so) and who:

  • Are a positive role model to the congregation and wider Diocese in growing a healthy church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition in an area undergoing significant regeneration, with the Eucharist at the heart of worship, contributing to the already positive influence Society churches are bringing to the health and diversity of the wider Diocese;
  • Value and enjoy working in schools, maintaining current links and can translate that into reaching and attracting young families;
  • Can lead the church into a vibrant new future, including some major renovation, refurbishment and possible re-building of parts of the church plant to enhance church growth and community development initiatives;
  • Do not mind starting with a small base of people;
  • Are able to laugh, have fun and be part of the local community.

Bishop Jonathan writes:

 

The parish of St Mary and St John Camp Hill has plenty of challenges: that much will be plain from the parish profile.  But they are genuinely opportunities and advantages for any priest who is confident (and who wants to grow in confidence) as a pastor and teacher, willing to cultivate, very deliberately, trustful friendships across any frontiers.

 

Church life and early priestly ministry on the Camp Hill estate fifty or sixty years ago played important part in the development of the community; and those links have begun to be re-energized recently as the authorities, and the community itself, has invested new-found ‘Pride in Camp Hill’ (www.prideincamphill.co.uk/about-us), putting behind a history of decline after the end of the local coal industry and looking to the future.

 

Therefore, we need a priest – whether you’re entering your first incumbency or you’re already more experienced – who can be an imaginative teacher of a congregation with a hunger to be guided and taught, and a missionary in a changing context and community.  As Bishop Christopher has mentioned, an essential part of the church’s outreach is the recently renewed relationships with the local primary school.

 

The single most important legacy from previous years is the centrality of the sacramental moments and rhythms in parish life.  And, therefore, we need – and I, as bishop with oversight, need – a priest who believes that Church is ‘mission-shaped’ because it is ‘sacrament-shaped’: missionary because sacramental.  That Christian life and learning, Christian evangelism and wider mission is a constantly celebrated, constantly deepened life in Christ’s body.

 

Finally, I want to echo Bishop Christopher’s endorsement of the witness of the catholic tradition parishes within the Diocese of Coventry.  It’s a positive and strong and fellowship of able and imaginative priests and parishes that will be an essential network and encouragement for you, if as I hope, you’re considering seriously whether God is calling you here.

  

 

Informal conversations welcome.  Please contact:

The Bishop of Ebbsfleet's representative, Fr Dexter Bracey, 024 7671 1687 or dexter_bracey@yahoo.co.uk

or

the Bishop of Ebbsfleet 0118 948 1038 or office@ebbsfleet.org.uk

 

Completed applications to be sent to the Archdeacons' Administrative Assistant, Matt Robinson - matt.robinson@covcofe.org

 

Expressions of interest welcome

 

An application form can be downloaded from the Diocese of Coventry's website: http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/vacancies/current


Camp Hill Parish Profile


 

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