Vicar of Holy Cross Blackpool

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The Parish of Holy Cross serves a deprived area of Blackpool and the congregation combine faithful Catholic witness with a strong history of serving the vulnerable and needy in their community. They seek a priest who will help them to grow in depth of faith and in number and who will deepen their presence within the community they serve.

A half stipend is paid for this role.

The PCC of Holy Cross has passed resolutions under the House of Bishop’s Declaration and pastoral care is delegated to the Bishop of Burnley.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop the Catholic and Eucharistic traditions of the parish and bring a freshness of approach to worship and preaching.
  • Build the confidence and faith of the congregation and implement strategies that will contribute to numerical and spiritual growth.
  • Enable the parish to reach out and serve its community by consolidating existing work and seeking out fresh opportunities, for example in local schools.
  • Pay close attention to the administrative and financial health of the parish

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Be confident and articulate in their Catholic understanding of the faith
  • Enjoy ministering to whole communities and be able to relate to people of all ages and grow ties with local schools
  • Have experience of growing a local congregation both numerically and spiritually
  • Be an able communicator and preacher.
  • Have a disciplined life of prayer and a passionate and well-articulated belief in the power of the Gospel to transform

For questions about this role please contact Bishop Philip, The Bishop of Burnley ( Tel 01254 503087

Closing date for applications Tuesday 5th January 2021

Interview date - Thursday 28th January 2021

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