Team Vicar & Pioneer Minister Leominster Team Ministry

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Leominster
Clergy

The Team Vicar subject to this appointment will be expected to devote 30% of their time to breaking new ground across the whole team area, identifying where God is already at work and as they join in, empower others to do likewise.

We therefore seek a Team Vicar who will:

  • lead the congregations of the Stoke Prior and Kimbolton groups of parishes in a manner appropriate to their small communities and the resources and opportunities they present;
  • will include building a positive relationship with the Schools at Stoke Priory (County Primary) and Kimbolton (C of E Aided Primary), including staff, pupils and families;
  • play a role in the leadership of the Leominster Team Ministry as a whole, along with the Team Rector, the other Team Vicar, stipendiary and non-stipendiary priest colleagues and Licensed Lay Ministers.

We seek a Team Vicar who will:

  • respect, encourage and build on the existing strong patterns of lay ministry established in The Kimbolton and Stoke Prior groups of parishes;
  • identify and encourage gifts in the wider worshipping membership of the parishes, so as to ensure continuity of local ministry;
  • encourage and support the ministries of the Readers (Chris St Clear and Rob Walker) and Rural Chaplain (Des Hall);
  • play a full part in the regular Monday morning Team staff meeting.
  • Lead the congregations of the Stoke Prior and Kimbolton groups of parishes in a manner appropriate to their small communities and the resources and opportunities they present;
  • A priest who will include building a positive relationship with the Schools at Stoke Priory (County Primary) and Kimbolton (C of E Aided Primary), including staff, pupils and families;
  • A colleague who will play a role in the leadership of the Leominster Team Ministry as a whole, along with the Team Rector, the other Team Vicar, stipendiary and non-stipendiary priest colleagues and Licensed Lay Ministers.

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A full person specification and role description is included in the attached documents.

The Team Ministry of Leominster

covers the market town of Leominster and 17 surrounding villages. Around 11,000 people live in the town with 6,000 people living in the rural areas. It is served by a well-resourced and inclusive team (see below). Leominster has good provision for schools, medical facilities, and reasonable transport links. A good train service provides links to North and South and into the West Midlands and beyond.

There is a diverse, supportive and experienced team leading ministry across the benefice. A Team Rector, two Team Vicars (one the subject of this appointment), a self-supporting Priest, two Licensed Readers, two (part time employed) Licensed Intergenerational Pioneer Ministers, a Rural Chaplain, Curate and or Trainee/Intern candidates from time to time, plus innumerable good wardens, PCC members and other volunteers who make our parishes tick. We are blessed with a central office, an administrator, a secretary and wonderful volunteers who look after the phones Monday to Friday Mornings. We have considerable support from active retired clergy, including our two former SSM and now active Permission to Officiate local clergy.