Team Rector

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Team Rector: Farnworth, Kearsley and Stoneclough

(St John the Evangelist, Farnworth and Kearsley, St Saviours, Ringley, Holy Trinity, Prestolee and St Stephen, Kearsley Moor)

Is God calling you to share in the next exciting stage of our journey as a Team at Farnworth, Kearsley and Stoneclough?

We are a Team of Churches comprising three parishes and four places of worship that are united in our desire to be welcoming, inclusive and growing communities. Through our Mission Action Plans, we aim to reach out to our local communities, see discipleship develop within the Church family and wish to continue to enhance our provision for children and young people.

We realise that change is an essential part of growth.

For further information contact the Archdeacon of Bolton:


Tel. 0161 761 6117

Closing date: 17th June 2019

Interview date: 3rd July 2019

DBS enhanced disclosure is required

The Farnworth, Kearsley and Stoneclough Team is one of three large team ministries in the Bolton Deanery. We are looking for our next Team Rector to be a visionary and strategic thinker, someone who will be able to develop the mission of the Team for future sustainability and growth.

Are you someone who will be an agent for change to enable us to grow? Can you encourage and develop further the environment where the gifts and talents of all ages are utilised within the church and the community?

The Team Rector will build up the faith of the Church

  • to continue to develop a structure of discipleship that will enable God's people to grow the depth of their relationship with God and with each other
  • to maintain and develop stronger links with the primary and secondary schools in our area.

The Rector will have day to day responsibility for St John's Farnworth and Stoneclough

Our Team Rector should be:

  • a visionary and strategic thinker, able to develop the mission of the Team
  • a willing agent of change with experience of developing and leading discipleship
  • a person who understands the strategic investment and opportunities for mission and ministry in schools
  • a good communicator

Please see the Person Spec attached for further information

For more information about this application process, please use this link

The Farnworth, Kearsley and Stoneclough Team is located at the south-eastern end of the Bolton Deanery.

Farnworth is a lively small town with all the usual amenities.
Stoneclough Parish is mainly made up of two villages, Ringley and Prestolee, which lie in the Croal valley abutting the country park. Historically a centre for papermaking, the two villages are now mostly residential areas, with numerous pubs and restaurants.
Kearsley Moor Parish is situated above the valley, lies on the main road to Manchester, and is a close-knit community with strong ecumenical links between the various churches and a Roman Catholic Shrine, situated within it.

Please see the Team Profile attached