An energetic pastor and missional leader is sought for our five villages in rural North East Leicestershire. We have a great community spirit, work well together and are looking to grow further in our faith and mission, reaching out to people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
The Associate Priest will be part of the ministry team for the two benefices of South Croxton and Burrough Hill, meeting regularly for support and encouragement with the Incumbent and Lay Reader and benefitting from a shared part-time administrator.
For an informal conversation please contact the Archdeacon of Leicester, Ven Richard Worsfold Tel: 0116 261 5319 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: open ended, interview to be arranged
Our vision includes four elements, all related to relationships within our village communities and ways we witness to our faith:
♦ understanding the specific needs of rural communities, we seek to utilise our resources to build an inclusive, sensitive and available church
♦ maximising fundraising initiatives we aim to not only produce financial income, but also strengthen friendships and relationships
♦ offering prayer groups and discipleship opportunities we recognise links with Methodists in Somerby and Great Dalby
♦ continuing to develop links with Somerby and Great Dalby primary schools, and the Ernest Cook education centre in Little Dalby, we encourage engagement with children and their families
The role of the Associate Priest will be to work alongside the incumbent in enabling all five churches in the Burrough Hill Benefice to grow together in mission and discipleship.
The Associate Priest will have responsibility for leading worship and enabling pastoral care and discipleship development across all five churches. They will share with the incumbent and lay chairs responsibility for leading and contributing to PCC meetings.
The Associate Priest will be part of the ministry team for the two benefices of South Croxton and Burrough Hill, meeting regularly for support and encouragement with the incumbent and the one licensed Reader. They will also receive support from the part-time administrator for the South West Framland Group (comprising the Burrough Hill, South Croxton and Upper Wreake benefices).
The post is offered on a house for duty basis. The successful applicant will be expected to offer 20 hours of ministry per week to include taking Sunday services and a well-appointed vicarage in the village of Somerby will be provided.
For more information about this application process, please use this link
Is a listener, serving immanently and energetically amongst us with warmth and understanding;
Is an enthusiastic team player who enjoys working collaboratively with ordained and lay colleagues;
Is an encourager of ideas and initiatives for mission, worship and Church life;
Is approachable and at ease within rural life;
Is an effective manager of their time.
Please read our parish profile to find out more about us and visit the Leicester Diocesan website:
This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure. There is an Occupational Requirement for the appointed person to be an ordained member of the Church of England under the 2010 Equality Act, Part 1, Schedule 9.