Incumbent of Ordsall and Retford St Michael

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Ordsall and Retford
Office Holder

St Michael’s is situated in the vibrant North Nottinghamshire town of Retford and relates to the Hallcroft area. Ordsall is an area of the town that has retained a village feel with its cricket club and views across the open countryside and golf course. There are excellent transport links for commuters to London and to nearby cities. There is a rich heritage in the town connected to the Mayflower Pilgrims. There are many missional opportunities through the schools, community networks, occasional offices and new housing developments. Both parishes value their eucharistic tradition which nourishes their mission in, and service to, the parish.

Interview Date: 18 May 2021

To grow the church numerically and spiritually so that it reflects the age and
social profile of the parish population especially reaching young families and young adults

To establish one benefice focussed on mission through prayer, worship,
evangelism, social transformation and whole-life discipleship.

To create new styles of contemporary worship (Eucharistic and non-Eucharistic) to reach a more diverse demographic while respecting and facilitating the Eucharistic tradition.

To make the most of all opportunities, for example, through occasional
offices, online engagement and create a strategy to develop the stages from
first enquiry through to full participation and integration in the church.

To instigate and develop new worshipping communities or new
congregations to reach different people in the parish

To grow a leadership team that reflects a younger, local, demographic
including the development and mentoring of local missional leaders

To focus the resources of the church (financial, buildings and personnel) on
the above priorities

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