St John’s Baxenden and St Paul’s Accrington are starting a new journey together as a united and joint parish. We are looking to appoint a person who can lead us as we grow together, and help to shape our future. Accrington is a Lancashire town with a proud history in the rise of the cotton industry, in the foundation of the Football League, and in the creation of the heroic Accrington Pals Regiment. Today the town houses a world-famous collection of Tiffany glass and manufactures Hollands Pies, the best in the North West.
The two churches that form this new parish have also got a strong history of being at the heart of their communities, which they continue to serve through two distinctively Christian schools and a variety of parish organisations. The worship style of both churches in the new parish is flexible and variable with a desire to make disciples, be witnesses, grow leaders and inspire children and young people for Jesus Christ, in line with the diocesan Vision 2026.
We are looking for a collaborative leader who will help us find our way together, bring healing to those who are hurting, re-establish lay leadership, grow new leaders and deliver on the following priorities within the united parish:
The Candidate we are praying for
For an informal conversation about the needs of the parish please ring the Revd Stephen Brown, Chapter Clerk on 01706 213838 or email email@example.com.
Details of the diocesan Vision 2026 can be found at: Lament - Thanksgiving - Mission | The Diocese of Blackburn (anglican.org)
Closing date: 5pm on Friday 3rd September 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 6th October 2021