Vicar of St Ambrose Leyland

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Leyland
Office Holder

The Parish of St Ambrose comprises of one church in the central tradition with a commitment to inclusion and to sharing the Good News with all. It serves a growing residential area in the vibrant town of Leyland in Lancashire and benefits from a high quality and well maintained set of buildings and a wide range of groups and organisations. A church characterised by a strong and committed lay leadership seeks a priest who will help them to grow in confidence as they bear witness to Jesus Christ.

We seek a candidate who will:

  • Delight in the Eucharistic tradition and the musical strengths of the Parish whilst seeking creative ways to engage a wider range of people in the worshipping life of the church
  • Build the confidence and faith of the existing congregation and help them to identify appropriate and practical ways to live out the Gospel in their daily lives
  • Grow links with schools and youth organisations in order to draw young families more deeply into the life of the church
  • Implement strategies that will contribute to numerical and spiritual growth, in particular helping the congregation to reach out to new areas of housing
  • Continue the Parish’s strong commitment to the inclusion of all by offering a warm welcome to every section of society

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Be confident and articulate in their understanding of the Christian faith
  • Have experience of growing a local congregation both numerically and spiritually
  • Enjoy ministering alongside able laypeople and relish the freedom that gives to build connections with the wider community
  • Be an able and approachable pastor with a love for the Church and for all people
  • Enjoy ministering to whole communities and be able to relate to people of all ages
  • Be an able and enthusiastic communicator and preacher
  • Have a disciplined life of prayer and a passionate and well-articulated belief in the power of the Gospel to change lives

To find out more about Blackburn Diocese please follow this link https://jobs.churchofengland.org/blackburn/vision-2026/

For FAQ on the application process with Pathways please follow this link https://jobs.churchofengland.org/clergycandidatesfaq/

To enquire about the post please contact Bishop Philip, Bishop of Burnley - bishop.burnley@blackburn.anglican.org or Tel 01254 503087

Closing date: Monday 12th April


Interview date: Thursday 13th May