Rector of Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge and Little Wenlock

Posted 20 days agoExpires in 9 days
Office Holder

‘Not to do things separately that we could do better together’

"I hope you will find it an inspiring opportunity for someone with a real heart for innovative mission in the heart of this community working hard to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this extraordinary historic and beautiful place. The gorge is the cradle of the Industrial Revolution and is a ‘World Heritage Site.’ As such it has a multitude of creative opportunities which should appeal to someone with a pioneering desire to reach out and embrace the creativity which is manifest within it. As the parishes come to terms with the aftermath of COVID there will be many opportunities to build upon the relationships the church has already as you will join with colleagues and parishioners in ‘Proclaiming Christ ; growing disciples." Revd Preb Simon Cawdell

We are a welcoming United Benefice of three churches, Holy Trinity, St Luke’s and St Lawrence’s. Each church set amongst a rural or semirural location in the Severn Gorge and World Heritage site. Build on the ideas and progress we made during the past 10 years of the previous incumbency, and engage with God’s heart of justice, healing, and hospitality in this special area.

Help us to:

Explore new ways of delivering God’s word to those in Church and the wider community.

Offer opportunities for individual spiritual growth, through prayer and Christian learning

Acknowledge that the ministries of lay people need to be encouraged and expanded

Regularly lead worship in school, work closely with them to support and develop their Christian ethos and help to ensure a Christian vision is at the heart of all they do.

A person who is prayerful

A person with a strong sense of pastoral ministry who is able to reach all sectors of the community.

A person who will teach, challenge, nurture and support us.

Someone who is able to promote ideas for delivering the Word of God and who enables

spiritual growth either individually or communally.

Someone who is a good communicator and listener

A person who permits, encourages and enables the process of active ministry for all.

Someone who is approachable and accessible who is willing to collaborate in planning and working towards our shared priorities. Also who isn’t afraid to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in where necessary!

A person with a good sense of work/life balance.

Someone who will collaborate with the PCC ‘s in providing welcoming, safely maintained church buildings and safe work place practices and protocols, who will be au fait with the legal processes involved in meeting these commitments.

The Severn Link Group is the group of parishes comprising of Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Madeley, Little Wenlock, Sutton Hill and Woodside, within the Deanery of Telford Severn Gorge within the Diocese of Hereford. There are three incumbents of equal status in the group: