Priest-in-charge within the Flegg Group of Churches

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Martham Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk
Office Holder

We are looking to appoint a Priest-in-charge within the Flegg Group of churches, set within the beautiful Norfolk Broads. The churches in this group are going to be working more closely together in the next few years, with a view to becoming a Team Ministry. At this point, we wish to appoint a Priest to be based in Ormesby St. Margaret, serving the three parishes of the Ormesby benefice, and also working with colleagues in the neighbouring benefices of Martham and South Trinity Broads, assisting with the creation of the Team ministry. In the short-term, there will be a particular focus for this role in supporting Mautby, Filby and Thrigby within the South Trinity Broads benefice.

A person of joyful, Spirit filled faith who is:

  • Ready to build on the strong foundations of faith, worship and outreach in our benefice.
  • An enthusiastic teacher with a sound knowledge of the Bible and a keen interest in contemporary spiritual perspectives.
  • Led by the Holy Spirit to lead us in worship and prayer and in developing new ideas and initiatives to encourage growth.
  • Equipped with modern organisational skills.
  • Keen to engage with each church with sensitivity to their individual needs and styles of worship.
  • A sensitive pastoral care minister, ready to visit and walk alongside any with special concerns; the sick, distressed, vulnerable and the bereaved.
  • Committed to developing links between the church and community, especially with young families and building on established links with schools and local organisations.
  • A skilled enabler, leading by example, delegating and empowering us with love and energy, to develop our own gifts and talents in the life and work of the church.
  • Accessible, friendly and approachable. A good listener with a sense of humour!

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The Flegg Group Ormesby Benefice is located between the Broads and the coast, approximately 6 miles north of Great Yarmouth and 18 miles east of Norwich. The benefice consists of three neighbouring parishes: Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby and California, Ormesby St Michael and Rollesby.

The wide sandy beaches of the holiday resorts of Scratby and California form the eastern boundary of the benefice. A mile inland is the largest community of Ormesby St Margaret and then Ormesby St Michael lies a further half mile away, before crossing the lovely Rollesby and Ormesby Broads to Rollesby.