We are looking for a compassionate and encouraging priest who can provide strong leadership, to deepen our Discipleship and lead us as we move forward in the restructuring of our Deanery with Fit For Mission.
St Andrew’s have a long history and strong reputation for their relationship with the local area and would consider themselves as an outward facing, missional church with different expressions of practical and spiritual support for its communities. We require someone who can maintain and encourage the strong links with our community. One form of outreach we have within our community is through Missional Communities (MC) which were launched at St. Andrew’s in 2009, and have evolved over time. They are currently the only format for mid-week meetings and provide the basis for mission and discipleship across the church. We currently have 8 MC’s which you can read about on our Parish profile.
St Andrew’s Clubmoor is a charismatic, evangelical church but are welcoming to people of all expressions of faith.
Short Listing: Tuesday 6th September 2022
Interviews: Friday 16th September 2022
For more information on this vacancy please contact the Archdeacon of Liverpool the Ven. Mike McGurk on: email@example.com
The parish is set on the Northeast point of the Liverpool ring road with 4000 homes and around 11,000 people living in the parish. It is approximately 1 mile long and ½ mile wide and the area is made up of several different housing estates that are a mixture of housing association and privately owned. The area is well situated for the city centre and outlying areas and public transport is good. Within the parish there is a Primary school, 1 nursing home, 1 sheltered housing complex, 3 other churches, some small groups of shops and a large supermarket.
There is a very strong support structure here, with a committed PCC, Standing Committee and Ministry Team at St Andrew’s, with two readers and also a Self-Supporting Minster.
The vicarage is a four bedroomed house situated adjacent to the church. It has a good-sized but easily maintained garden.
What we are looking for:
Our Ideal Candidate will:
• Provide spiritual leadership - to safeguard and maintain the Christian values of the organisation, and to guide our approach to tackling injustice through sound theological thinking.
• Support the Network to find its role in Fit for Mission thinking, as the deanery seeks to reform its social justice and other ministries.
• Have a compassionate use of occasional offices for both mission and caring for the community
• Encourage all people to live out their faith in their everyday lives.
• Have a heart for children and older members alike, recognising their pastoral needs and strengthening the ministry to all ages and backgrounds.
• Be sympathetic and understanding of the diverse nature of modern-day society to ensure that the church is fully inclusive
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. We have articulated a vision for this growth by saying
we are asking God for a bigger church so that we can make a bigger difference:
more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world.
In our diocesan vision we have identified four priority areas for our work in mission in this season:
Introducing people to God through Jesus Christ
Deepening discipleship, especially by means of our Rule of Life
Developing Christian leaders in every place
Working for justice
Like everyone entering a new role in the Diocese, you will accept the priority of these areas, and will measure your ministry by effectiveness in these areas. You will be supported and expected to be accountable (through the Ministerial Development Review as well as through regular meetings with your colleagues) for how they are being implemented within your area of responsibility.
In common with all clergy in the diocese, you will work together with others to:-