The three vibrant parishes that make up the Lowton and Golborne team can be found just north of Warrington to the east of our diocese.
All the churches have a prayerful, welcoming and warm feel and are centres of our local communities. There are good links in place in the team between the churches, schools and local community groups. The parishes are keen to see school’s ministry and the development of lay vocations.
Short Listing: Thursday 8th September 2022
Interview Dates: Tuesday 20th September 2022
For more information please contact the Archdeacon of St Helens and Warrington the Ven Simon Fisher on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The three parishes cover a wide variety of places. There is urban and industrial, countryside and farm land –a country park and a large lake. The area has a proud history with the churches playing a central part in the local communities. It has good transport links to Warrington, Liverpool and Manchester and being in the North West there is easy access to the lake district, North Wales and many other delights.
There are 9 schools in the area with three being CE primary schools and one a CE Secondary school. The clergy are well known in the schools giving a platform for future ministry
The Team was formed in 2013 and combines busy churches where the occasional offices are important. There are many challenges including encouraging lay collaboration between the churches and encouraging a greater level of financial stewardship and giving.
As well as your local responsibilities, as a leader in the Diocese of Liverpool you will be expected to:-
Our Ideal candidate will:
Being part of the Clergy Team in Liverpool Diocese
For many years we have been working to achieve growth in discipleship. We have expressed this purpose in different ways over the years, but our aim and direction of travel has remained the same – consistent with the purposes of the Church of England as a whole.
“We are asking God for a bigger church to make a bigger difference”; and we say, “More people knowing Jesus, more justice in the world.”
We have identified 4 mission priorities which are foundational to this vision:
Further, we are asking every worshipping Christian in our diocese to: