Vicar of St Ambrose Leyland

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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

For FAQ on the application process with Pathways please follow this link

To enquire about the post please contact Bishop Philip, Bishop of Burnley - or Tel 01254 503087

Closing date: Monday 12th April

Interview date: Thursday 13th May