Team Vicar for New Congregations

Posted 1 month agoExpires in 10 hours
Newport, Isle of Wight
Office Holder
Full stipend

As part of a dynamic new project on the island we are looking for a Team Vicar to join this newly formed parish to help us in our mission and vision for this upcoming resource hub on the Isle of Wight.

  • Our Team Vicar for New Congregations will take responsibility for the parishes' work in developing new congregations in particular with young adults and will have pastoral responsibility for Newport Minster.

Live : Pray : Serve is our vision and mission in the Diocese of Portsmouth and we want others to join us and to grow in depth, impact and number.

As a resourcing hub the parish and its team of lay and ordained people together with the new Team Vicar will focus on

  • offering a range of worship from traditional to contemporary
  • giving excellent and impactful pastoral care and social action
  • providing exciting and coordinated work with families and children
  • growing disciples and nurturing the gifts of every member

The Team Vicar will play a vital role working alongside the Team Rector and Team Vicar Families, Children and Schools, and other staff team members, both lay and ordained, to provide relevant and effective worship, outreach and service to the community, building and deepening the relationships with those already engaged with the churches and with those who the churches are not yet reaching.

We are committed to Live : Pray : Serve and have a culture that is courageous, pioneering, collaborative and generous.

Our Team Vicar for New Congregations will

  • deliver the mission and ministry of the benefice
  • work with the ministry team and the Team Rector in the outreach to those on the fringes and drawing them into the life of the church
  • take a lead role in the delivery of new expressions of church.

Our Team Vicar for New Congregations will be able to

  • lead God's people in the offering of praise and the proclamation of the gospel.
  • build a deepening sense of unity, common purpose and cooperation between the churches in the benefice
  • make new disciples, integrating them into the church and creating a culture of invitation, evangelism and discipleship.

Founded relatively recently in 1927, the Diocese of Portsmouth combines very diverse communities, ranging from densely populated and relatively deprived city and coastal areas to affluent rural areas. With 172 churches and 139 parishes we have weekly worshippers of around 14,000 and are supporting 41 Church of England schools and 4 academies.

The Isle of Wight is a single deanery and Archdeaconry, covering 59 church communities. The new combination of churches - Newport and Carisbrooke together with Gatcombe - provides an opportunity to celebrate the strengths of the old parishes and build new opportunities for mission.

Deadline for applications is Friday 25 June 2021 at 12 noon.

The interviews for this post will be held on Monday 19 July 2021.

For further information on this post please contact Archdeacon Peter Leonard on

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