Lancaster Priory is home to a welcoming, inclusive Christian community serving all the people of this historic city. It is one of England’s Major Churches, a Grade I listed building in a place where the Christian faith has been celebrated for many centuries.
Our parish embraces the medieval and Georgian conservation area, the commercial heart of the city with shops and hospitality, an industrial estate, long established communities including an area of multiple deprivation and new housing including student accommodation for our two universities.
For this place and its people, we need a priest:
with a proven record of incumbency leading a parish to growth
who is a pastor to nurture our own growth as a caring community reaching out to all
who is assured in leading worship, eucharistic, choral and occasional civic ceremony
who is an inspiring preacher, fostering study in Scripture and our spiritual development
who is confident in enabling lay leadership among people of ability and working with them as a ministerial team
who will help grow our ministry and worship among those young in the faith and years
who can explore new spiritual ways of engaging with our many tourist visitors
who can help realise our potential as an inspiration within the diocese and Vision 2026
who will work with leaders of other denominations and faiths to renew confidence in the 21st century life of the city.
We will welcome you:
into a congregational life centred on eucharistic worship in a richly catholic tradition
with vibrant musical expression, robed choir, magnificent organs, a concert programme
with a team of Vergers, Young Church teachers, Community Worker, Events Manager
as people with diverse experience, varied gifts and a willingness to work together
serving local needs among the disadvantaged, homeless, refugees and asylum seekers
to a church with a strong civic role in the city, the county, the Duchy of Lancaster
to a place and people with active environmental concern, a Bronze Eco Church
For details on the Pathways application process please follow this link
For more information about Blackburn diocese please follow this link
IInformal conversations regarding the post can be booked with Church Wardens using email@example.com, Archdeacon David on firstname.lastname@example.org and with Bishop Julian using email@example.com
Deadline for applications: 28th May 2021 with interviews 25th June 2021