Residentiary Canon Missioner, Southwell Minster

Posted 3 days agoExpires in 10 days
Southwell Minster
Office Holder

Are you someone who can inspire others to engage in the mission of God?

The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, with the Dean and Chapter are praying for God to call a priest who loves people, is excited by the abundant opportunities for the Cathedral’s outreach and longs to share the hope and joy of Christ.

Closing date: 28 September 2021

Interviews 4/5 October 2021

The applicant pack can be found here:

We are not looking for a specialist or expert. We are praying for God to call a priest to work alongside us who loves people, who has a passion for excellence in pastoral care and will get ‘stuck in’ as part of a team in reshaping our capacity for mission with an evangelistic edge, including to the 55,000 casual visitors/tourists per year. With responsibility for the Education team and our developing partnership with A Rocha.

  • A warm and instinctive heart for mission and outreach who is excited about the opportunities Cathedrals have to grow numerically, connect to a wide range of people in the community and be ‘Mother Church’ for the Diocese and a resource for the Bishop.
  • An engaging style of leadership, a ‘people person’ with a high level of emotional intelligence, an experienced pastor, with maturity of character at ease in a variety of settings, someone who naturally speaks about the person and work of Jesus.
  • A lively, disciplined and rich prayer life nourished by the Daily Office and the Eucharist and yet conversant with the breadth of the Church of England’s traditions.
  • Someone who loves and empowers God’s people by developing their gifts for ministry, exciting faith and deepening discipleship in all age groups.
  • An able and engaging communicator able to adapt to different occasions and contexts, giving priority to preaching, teaching and the study of scripture and theology.
  • A priest who promotes a transparent culture for the best practice of Safeguarding in a Cathedral
  • Clear thinking, well organised, with excellent written, verbal, communication, ICT skills, and with financial insight to manage an agreed budget .
  • A commitment to personal spiritual, theological, ministerial and personal growth and development while managing competing demands.
  • An appreciation of the collegiate nature of a Cathedral Chapter, able to take responsibility as a trustee while also demonstrating an ability to be a team member who will enjoy living ‘on the job’ in a Cathedral community of lay and ordained staff and volunteers.
  • A residentiary canon will be a priest in Anglican Holy Orders for at least six years.