The appointment process for this vacancy is beginning again
Applications should be submitted by 30 June.
The post will now be that of Interim Minister for 3 years.
We are a benefice of two very different Parishes offering an opportunity to explore, experience, develop, and lead ministry in many different ways.
At St. Peter’s, Carlton Colville, we are an evangelical and welcoming fellowship who love the Lord and seek to share the Good News of the Gospel with the community around us. We worship using services from, or adapted from, Common Worship.
At St Andrew’s, we are a more traditional rural fellowship and worship using a mix of services from both Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship.
With two parishes within the Benefice, the main base, and location of the Rectory, is in parish of Carlton Colville, which is a small town suburb of the larger town of Lowestoft.
Mutford is a small rural parish with several areas of settlement, separated by countryside and narrow lanes with a total population numbering less than 500. It is separated from Carlton Colville by fields.
Carlton Colville, whilst having a rural history, is now very much within a growing town of both families and retired people. It has most amenities either within its boundaries or within easy reach by car. It has a population of 8,505 adults and children and comprises 4,000 private residences.
Worship takes place on Sundays with up to two services at Carlton Colville (9:00am and 10:30am) and one service at Mutford (11:00am). Ministers make use of licensed and authorised Laity to either start/end services at Carlton Colville, or conduct services at Mutford. There are also mid-week morning prayer meetings at Carlton Colville.
Ministry away from Sunday worship takes place within Carlton Colville. Groups stretch from a Parent and Toddler group through to two highly valued bereavement support groups. We are growing a Saturday morning Messy Church and have a dedicated Open the Book team which takes the Word of God into our two local Primary Schools. There is also a very popular craft group which reaches out to those in the community of all faiths, or no faith at all.
Our Fellowships’ aims, which we would want the new Incumbent to focus on:
To be a listening Church, through
To celebrate our church’s past and build on the present as we look beyond ourselves and envisage a future energized by growing faith and growing numbers of believers, as the Lord adds to our number daily those who are being saved.
To go where the Spirit leads us.
We are looking for someone who:
Simeon's Trustees and Hyndman's Trustees are leading and long-standing Church of England patronage trusts, with patronage interests in nearly 200 parishes in over 40 dioceses. For more information see www.simeons.org.uk or contact Ann Brown
If you wish to have an information conversation with either the Archdeacon or the Simeon's Trustee directly involved please read the Information Letter for contact details.
Closing date: 30 June 2020
A new interview date will be arranged in due course.