Rector - Warrington St Elphin’s

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The landmark church of St Elphin, Warrington is seeking a talented priest who can help them build on their strong tradition as a church that combines a Eucharistic focus with a heart for reaching out to their community. They also seek someone who will embrace an important civic function to the town of Warrington.

The parish wants to celebrate its past while making its place known in the town for future generations. They seek someone who can provide leadership to help them use their strength and talents to grow a bigger church making a bigger difference.

As Rector you will be part of a friendly, welcoming church. You will lead a Reader, Reader Emeritus and a range of capable lay teams. You will be in a town that is proud of its past and investing significantly in its future.

St Elphin’s seeks someone who desires a stretching challenge amid the setting of the growing, prosperous town of Warrington. Someone who can work in the context of a traditional Anglican ministry with the addition of a fascinating ministry to the town. 

Could you be the person hearing the call to this important role?

Closing date: 23rd February 2020
Interviews: 24th March 2020

Main responsibilities

The church is looking for a priest who will:

  • be an inspirational leader to bless the town of Warrington
  • fully engage with the civic and regimental roles associated with the post
  • inspire, encourage, equip and release people into mission, ministry and leadership
  • support traditional worship while being open to new ideas
  • support the Bigger Church, Bigger difference vision and grow the church through outreach
  • grow the involvement of children and young people.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • strong leadership skills
  • enthusiasm, passion and energy
  • a great sense of humour
  • humility and self-awareness
  • a God centred, bible based, spirit filled approach.

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About the Diocese of Liverpool

For many years we have been working to achieve growth in our diocese. We have used different ways to express this but the aim and direction of travel has remained the same – consistent with the whole of the Church of England. When Bishop Paul was installed he adopted our growth agenda refreshing it by saying ‘we are asking God for a bigger church so we can make a bigger difference; more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world’

This is how we express our mission.

We think we will achieve this mission if we have:

100 new congregations
1,000 new leaders
10,000 disciples

to help us do this we are calling every worshipping Christian in our diocese to

  • sign up to the Bishop of Liverpool’s rule of life which will encourage and support us to Read, Learn, Pray, Give, Serve, Tell
  • bring 1 friend into the regular worshipping and serving life of the church (bring one friend)
  • do 10 acts of service or find 10 new points of connection beyond the walls of the church (do ten things).