Vicar of Adlington St Paul

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Adlington
Office Holder

Adlington is a large village near the market town of Chorley and in the foothills of the West Pennine Moors. The Church plays a key role in a settled community and seeks a priest who will have a strong ministry of presence and who will build on an outstanding relationship with the Church school. Worship is confidently Eucharistic with a good tradition of preaching and the Parish places a high value on ministry to all ages. They seek a priest who will continue the growth in faith and number that has been seen in recent years.

St Paul’s is a Parish of the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda and the PCC has passed resolutions under the House of Bishop’s Declaration. Pastoral and sacramental care is therefore delegated to the Bishop of Burnley.

The candidate will:

  • Delight in the Eucharistic tradition of the Parish and seek to draw new people to Jesus Christ in the sacramental life of the Church.
  • Help the Parish to work towards its identified goals: developing work with young people aged 11 to 25, promoting a culture of Christian welcome and nurturing families who come for baptism.
  • Maintain and further develop the strong relationship that exists with the church primary school and delight in ministry to the young
  • Sustain and develop strong links across a close-knit and well-defined community
  • Engage with and support a wide range of church-based activities
  • Continue to grow the faith and develop the gifts of an enthusiastic laity

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Have a disciplined life of prayer centred on the Eucharist and a passionate and well-articulated belief in the Gospel
  • Have a track record of growing a congregation numerically and spiritually
  • Be an able and hardworking pastor who enjoys building strong relationships within and beyond the church community and who sees the opportunities presented by the occasional offices
  • Take a delight in ministry to schools and children
  • Be a clear and accessible communicator and preacher to all ages

For information about Blackburn diocese please follow this link

https://jobs.churchofengland.org/blackburn/vision-2026/

For information on making an application through Pathways please follow this link

https://jobs.churchofengland.org/clergycandidatesfaq/

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Bishop of Burnley - bishop.burnley@blackburn.anglican.org or Tel 01254 503087

Closing date for applications - 15th June 2021 - this is so shortlisting can take place ahead of the school visits on 15th July


Interviews to be held on 29th July 2021 with a visit to Adlington St Paul CofE primary school planned for 15th July 2021