House for Duty Priest in Charge x 2 posts (1) Benefice of Beetham (2) Benefice of Crosscrake

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Beetham, Cumbria and Crosscrake Cumbria - both near Kendal
Clergy

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).

Exciting opportunities have arisen to work in two Benefices situated close to Kendal, the Gateway to the Lake District. There are two vacancies each for a House-for-Duty Priest in Charge:

Vacancy 1: situated in Beetham, approximately 9 miles from Kendal on the A6, between Lancaster and Kendal; with excellent road and rail links north and south. Beetham is a rural community, population approximately 600. Beetham is a picturesque Cumbrian village in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Vacancy 2: situated in Crosscrake, on the eastern side of the valley of the River Kent, about four miles south of Kendal, with a population of approximately 1,000.

For further information and application forms, please visit our website:

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: To be Determined

Interviews: To be Determined

Post 1 – Beetham:

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

Post 2 – Crosscrake:

As above, but Evangelical tradition.

Strong community link

Major building project creating a community hub attached to the Church building.

  • 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

Post 1 – Beetham:

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

Post 2 – Crosscrake:

We would wish our new incumbent:

  • To lead and develop our worship, enabling people of all ages and differing church traditions to feel comfortable at our services
  • To provide spiritual support and further the spiritual development of the congregation
  • To listen to people of differing views and opinions and enable everyone to use their skills and become involved in the work of the church
  • To see work with young families and the links with school as an important part of their ministry
  • To be someone who will make themselves visible in the Parish and see visiting and pastoral care as important and be able to communicate and empathise with people of all ages
  • To be willing to work within the Helm Group, which is five parishes in and around Kendal: Holy Trinity Kendal, Natland, Old Hutton, New Hutton and Crosscrake.

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).