House for Duty Priest in Charge Benefice of Beetham

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Beetham, Cumbria (near Kendal)
Clergy

St Michael and All Angels is at the heart of picturesque Beetham village, which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) close to the Lake District National Park. It boasts exceptional road and rail links both south and north, just under 2½ hours to London and 2 hours to Edinburgh.

We are looking for an inspirational, part-time House-for-Duty Priest to live in a lovely parsonage within the village. Our priest will provide spiritual leadership within the context of St Michael & All Angels Eucharistic tradition and will be ably assisted by a committed and enthusiastic team of volunteers.

If you are warm and friendly, have a good sense of humour and are looking to be a part of village life, then this is for you.

Our Parish Profile, which can be found on our website: www.beethamstmichaelandallangels.co.uk contains all the information that you may need and gives an indication of the warm welcome that awaits you at St Michael & All Angels.

After having read the Parish Profile, should you have any questions, the Church Wardens will be happy to help you. Contact details can be found on the website.

The Diocese of Carlisle is committed to the God for All vision (www.godforall.org.uk) and part of that vision is the setting up of Mission Communities. In addition, an exciting Fresh Expression Strategy has led to 3,000 people within the area meeting regularly. God for All is our pro-active response to re-evangelising Cumbria by the formation of around 40 ‘Mission Communities’ across the county to respond to the challenges and opportunities we face. This context has served to focus attention on exploring (and re-discovering) other exciting and innovative models of church life, mission and ministry (lay and ordained, full and part time as well as self-supporting).

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM (PARTS 1 AND 2) HERE, AND EMAIL COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS TO THE ARCHDEACON OF WESTMORLAND AND FURNESS (address given below):

http://www.carlislediocese.org.uk/our-diocese/jobs.html

Please call The Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness, Vernon Ross for informal chat (015395) 34717.

Completed applications by email to: archdeacon.south@carlislediocese.org.uk

Deadline: 12.00 Noon Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Interviews: 15 November 2018

A growing rural church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, with good relationships with both the local community and the Church School.

  • Active co-operation with emerging Mission Community
  • Working collectively with other clergy and lay leaders in Mission Community
  • Continuing growth – build relationships across the community
  • Developing lay ministry, mission and leadership
  • Outreach to young families, especially in and through the Church of England school

We are looking for a House for Duty Priest who is:

  • A motivational preacher, teacher and prayerful leader
  • Warm and friendly with a good sense of humour
  • Pastorally sensitive, ready to listen and empathise appropriately
  • Actively supportive of the work of the school
  • Keen to promote strategies for the development of theological learning and reflection
  • Committed to driving forward plans to re-order the church building
  • Prepared to further the work of the Kent Estuary Group
  • Willing to contribute to the life of the wider community

For more information about the application process, please use this link

South Cumbria is a vibrant part of the County, with good local services and public transport.

On the edge of the Lake District, this is an outstanding area in which to live.

We can offer:

  • Supportive colleagues both Lay and Ordained, Anglican and Ecumenical partners;
  • An emerging Mission Community that has a dynamic vision for the future;
  • A Diocesan Strategy ‘God for All’ which is innovative and exciting

The Diocese of Carlisle is committed to the God for All vision (www.godforall.org.uk) and part of that vision is the setting up of Mission Communities. In addition, an exciting Fresh Expression Strategy has led to 3,000 people within the area meeting regularly. God for All is our pro-active response to re-evangelising Cumbria by the formation of around 40 ‘Mission Communities’ across the county to respond to the challenges and opportunities we face. This context has served to focus attention on exploring (and re-discovering) other exciting and innovative models of church life, mission and ministry (lay and ordained, full and part time as well as self-supporting).