Turton Moorland Team
We are Four Parishes, Six Churches but we have One Vision
Is God calling you to share in the next exciting stage of our collective journey?
The Turton Moorland team is a group of well-established church communities in contexts where the traditional expectations of church are still important.
There are significant numbers of occasional offices; missional opportunities through which to share in the profound moments of our community’s life.
As a team we believe that we need to be “A Church for a Different World,” and as such are working to find new ways to reach out, especially towards children and young people.
If you are a person with significant experience of parochial leadership and is comfortable with a range of traditions then Turton Moorland could be the Team for you.
For further information contact the Archdeacon of Bolton:
Tel. 0161 761 6117
Closing Date: 10th June 2019
Interview Date: 24th June 2019
DBS enhanced disclosure is required
Each congregation holds its own challenges in terms of mission, ministry and pastoral support. The Team itself is developing and finding its feet as the parishes learn to work together. The new Team Rector will continue this process, uniting the Team's components and creating a ministry a cohesive whole ministry to harness the passion and commitment of all the parishioners to discipleship.
The New Team Rector will have day to day responsibility for Turton St Anne and Edgworth, St James.
Lead the further development of the Turton Moorland Team; maintaining and improving informal expressions of the team and strengthening the infrastructure
Maintain and develop the close and effective links with the schools
Contribute to the development of the youth work both in the Church and in the community, through the work of the Turton Youth Church
Please see the Role Description attached for all the responsibilities
The New Team Rector:
Please see the Person Specification document for the full requirements
For more information about this application process, please use this link
The Team covers an area to the north of Bolton and varies from urban fringes, local authority housing and light industry through leafy suburbs and commuter-belt villages to the wild moorlands of its name.
We have a breadth of church traditions and want to continue to develop and unite as a Team. We cherish our differences and wish to find new ways to attract disciples.
There is a high level of mutual respect across the deanery for all the church traditions. Generally attendance at Chapter meetings and Deanery Synod meetings is good. The clergy across the Deanery value the support from these meetings. The Deanery Mission Action Plan is in place and regularly reviewed.
Please see the Team Profile for full details of who we are