Canon Warden

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The Chapter’s vision is to bring the love of God to city, county and nation through worship, witness, hospitality and welcome. Faithful worship, active discipleship, outward-looking mission, life-long learning, service to the community, and joyful celebration are important, and in each of these aspects of the Cathedral’s life the Chapter continues to draw inspiration from its Augustinian heritage.

Building on the Cathedral’s long spiritual heritage and strength, Chapter aims to promote loving community where justice is seen to matter, creation is cherished, common humanity is owned, and where people can find support, nurture and blessing so that lives can be transformed and renewed. Worship is the beating heart of the Cathedral from which both activity and service to our communities flow. Careful pastoral engagement by the clergy, assisted in normal times by day chaplains and pastoral teams reflects Christ’s great love for all people. Chapter places a very high value on the safeguarding of children and those who are vulnerable.

  • To take the lead in exploring with colleagues the missionary potential of heritage learning
  • To be the Chapter Adviser for the project-funded Head of Heritage Learning
  • To be the Chapter Adviser for the project funded part time Historic Collections Officer
  • To develop – with suitable local and wider partners – an Arts and Culture programme which makes good use of the new facilities available to the Cathedral as it serves the city and county
  • To be the designated Chapter Safeguarding Lead
  • To be the member of Chapter responsible to develop the partnership established with the University of Cumbria
  • In collaboration with the Dean and Canon Missioner, have lead responsibility for taking forward occasions for theological exploration of topical issues.
  • Are a priest of the Church of England, of a member church of the Anglican Communion, or a church in full communion with the Church of England, who has been in holy orders for at least 6 years
  • Hold a degree or equivalent professional qualification with supporting evidence of continuing ministerial development
  • Are committed to upholding the Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of the Clergy
  • Are prayerful and theologically articulate, an engaging and articulate preacher and attentive to your own spiritual life
  • Are able to influence and inspire; confident and secure in the additional perspectives you bring to any discussion; willing to be held accountable and to hold others to account
  • Regard team working as the norm
  • Are alive to the potential for Cathedrals in mission, value the ethos of Cathedral liturgy and corporate prayer, and able to give evidence of growing regular worshippers in faith
  • Are numerate at Governing Body level in financial decision making and budget management
  • Have good working knowledge of ICT and are comfortable with digital technology
  • Hold a current driving licence
  • Have the ability to manage a complex workload with competing demands

For more information please see the attached documents.

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Closing date Noon on Monday 30th November 2020