Team Rector of Maghull and Melling Team

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Maghull and Melling Team
Office Holder

The Maghull and Melling team ministry is looking for a Team Rector who is excited by its vision and purpose, who can work well with a team to develop a vision for mission and growth.

Our vision an purpose statements:
In God,
One Team -
St Andrew, St James, St Peter, St Thomas
One Vision - Maghull and Melling, a place of love, peace, faith, hope
One Purpose - To fulfil the Greatest Commandment and the Great Commission

The Team has worked hard together to fulfil this vision and are now seeking a Team Rector who can lead the development of the mission and vision within the churches and in making Maghull and Melling a place of love, peace, faith and hope.

The Maghull and Melling team was established in 2009 with four parishes that cover a broad range of traditional and modern Anglicanism.

The Rectory is a detached house in a quiet residential road just a short walk away from transport links and local shops.

Shortlisting: Monday 23rd May

Interviews: Monday 6th June

For more information on this vacancy please contact the Venerable Pete Spiers, Archdeacon of Knowsley and Sefton on:


Telephone: 07590 690780

The modern towns of Maghull and Melling village are set in a semi-rural and suburban area to the North of Liverpool. Both combine settled populations with a number of new housing developments that bring new people. It’s a mixed income area with most travelling to work across the North West.

The four parishes making up the area are St Andrew’s and St Thomas’ with traditional buildings and Green Park St James’ and St Peter’s who have more modern buildings. The profile explains each location in more detail. The patterns of worship vary across the churches and congregations and include evangelical and middle of the road Anglicanism, with some openness to a more charismatic style of worship.

The Team Rector will be appointed to grow the Church of England in Maghull and Melling numerically and spiritually, to encourage the Team on their journey to fulfil the vision for mission and growth. The Team Rector will join and lead a Ministry Team of Clergy, Readers and a Local Missional Leader, in addition to a team of Church Wardens and lay people.

Maghull and Melling is ideally suited for visiting Liverpool and has easy access to North Wales, the Lake District and many of the attractions of the North West.

As well as your local responsibilities, as a leader in the Diocese of Liverpool you will be expected to:-

  • Constantly advocate diocesan strategy
  • Sign people up to the Rule of Life
  • Nurture existing leaders and identify new ones
  • Identify and commission teams
  • Build and lead a leadership team
  • Create a positive culture of accountability
  • Establish connections between worshipping communities
  • Attend to financial health of your worshipping communities

We are looking for a Team Rector who can:

  • Develop a renewed vision for mission with the PCCs and a strategy for achieving it
  • Nurture and develop the congregation in their faith as disciples of Christ
  • Explore the opportunity to establish links with local secondary schools and seek ways of extending the Team's ministry to young adults
  • Will be a visible presence in the local community and maintain and develop key partnerships
  • Work collaboratively with the ministry team of clergy, Readers, Local Missional Leader and church wardens
  • Encourage everyone in the congregations to play their part so that everyone shares responsibility for its life and work

Being part of the Clergy Team in Liverpool Diocese

For many years we have been working to achieve growth in our diocese. We have used different ways to express this but the aim and direction of travel has remained the same – consistent with the whole of the Church of England. Bishop Paul has articulated a vision for this growth by saying

“We are asking God for a bigger church so we can make a bigger difference”; said another way, “We long to see more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world.”

To achieve this vision we are working to develop:

  • 100 new congregations
  • 1000 new leaders
  • 10,000 new disciples

Further, we are asking every worshipping Christian in our diocese to:

  1. Sign up to the Bishop of Liverpool’s rule of life which will encourage and support us to Pray, Read, Learn, Tell, Serve, Give, #RuleOfLife
  2. Bring 1 person into the regular worshipping and serving life of the church #BringOneFriend www.liverpool,
  3. Do 10 acts of service or find 10 new points of connection beyond the walls of the church #DoTenThings www.liverpool,