Newchurch, Croft and Winwick are three large villages in a semi-rural area straddling the M6 motorway north of Warrington.
The post-holder will work closely with clergy of the Culcheth Group Ministry (which includes All Saints’ Glazebury and St Helen’s Hollinfare) and other ministers (both clergy and lay) across the five parishes to develop sustainable mission and ministry now and for the future.
We are looking for an experienced and innovative priest is required to lead the development of a new group ministry bringing together three semi-rural parishes based around the large village of Culcheth. Who will:
The rectory is a modern detached house approximately one mile from Newchurch in the centre of Culcheth. It has four bedrooms, a double garage and a good sized garden.
Short Listing: 12th September 2022
Interview Dates: 30th September 2022
For more information please contact the Archdeacon of St Helens and Warrington the Ven Simon Fisher on: email@example.com
Newchurch, Croft and Winwick are three large villages in a semi-rural area straddling the M6 motorway north of Warrington, with a mixture of commuters and retired population. Each has a parish church in good order. Church life (pre-Covid) was relatively healthy with significant congregations and strong community engagement, though with an elderly age profile. Mission will focus on turning strong community and schools engagement into real evangelism leading to real discipleship.
The Culcheth Group has a new Joint Council and one of the main tasks for the post-holder will be to work with the Joint Council on a vision for sustainable mission and ministry across the five parishes with a long-term stipendiary allocation of one-plus-one-house-for-duty clergy. There are some very capable lay leaders in all three parishes, as well as retired clergy as detailed in the profiles.
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 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:
Further, we are asking every worshipping Christian in our diocese to: