Priest in Charge

Posted 19 days agoExpires in 5 days
Office Holder

Holy Trinity Kendal the civic church in the thriving market town of Kendal is part of the Helm Mission community and both are at an exciting stage in their development.

We are seeking a dynamic proven Priest in Charge, who has a passion for Mission, and a pastoral heart

We are seeking a dynamic proven Priest in Charge, who has a passion for Mission, and a pastoral heart

  • Prayerful, Evangelical and Eucharistic
  • Working collaboratively and strategically as a leader and team player
  • Growing the Church both inside and outside the building
  • Cherishing our breadth of worship and love of music
  • Encouraging and developing discipleship and a range of callings
  • Who is up for the challenge of a major building project
  • Who will work with our Ecumenical and Anglican colleagues in the Mission Community

We are looking for a priest who can help us build much further on all of this, who will help us to deepen our worship and discipleship and to engage actively within our wider community.
S/he will be committed to:
 working collaboratively and prayerfully within a variety of teams
 developing a range of callings within the church community
 maintaining varied styles of liturgy and worship and supportive of the role of music within them
 having a civic role and excited to use that to further our mission within and outside the church walls
 positively engaging all our members with current changes and diocesan initiatives

Are you?
 someone with a gift and passion for growing the church and developing leaders.
 able to lead strategically with a vision for the future
 a team player to help us continue our growth as disciples and able to accept the support we offer
 able to delegate and enjoy working collaboratively whilst keeping a discerning overview of the many facets of church life
 keen to maintain the momentum of our developments, both spiritual and organisational
 comfortable with our different styles of liturgy and worship, including virtual ones, and supportive of our rich musical traditions
 able to bring godly imagination and enthusiasm in supporting and developing new work including Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions
 able to face the challenges of our extensive building programme
 committed to your own spiritual learning and development
 a confident and engaging speaker
 a vicar whose vision is as broad as our church is wide!

“Firmly rooted in God, faithful in prayer, grounded in Scripture and alive to the Holy Spirit.”
Holy Trinity, Kendal Parish Church, aspires to grow into the phrase above and has developed in many exciting ways over the last decade: maintaining traditional styles of worship while establishing new ones, retaining long standing members while attracting new ones; that’s a balance we want to keep. We have begun to deepen our prayer life, develop house groups, youth work, community service and pioneer work. We have seen people come to faith, explore and grow in ministry, and we have improved our welcome to those visiting us for worship or heritage. We have undertaken significant building projects and have plans to further adapt our building for 21st Century use in partnership with other local organisations. We are committed to developing Pioneer Ministry and beginning to make active connections within our Mission Community.

The Diocese of Carlisle covers (more or less) the County of Cumbria; it is called the Diocese of Carlisle because traditionally Dioceses had to be called after a city rather than a county - though this is changing.

The Diocese is divided into 11 deaneries, and then into about 100 benefices each with a vicar; each benefice consists of one or more parishes - and there are more than 260 parishes in the Diocese.

This structure is designed to make sure that everyone in the country has a parish church where they have the legally enforceable right to be baptised, to be married and to be buried; and to make sure that there are intermediate levels of responsibility, accountability and support.

Link for Diocese of Carlisle

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