Rector, St Giles, West Bridgford

Posted 5 months agoExpires in 1 day
West Bridgford
Office Holder

Do you have the experience and creative visionary leadership to lead and grow a larger resourcing church that is passionate about evangelism, bible-teaching, discipleship and reaching younger people? Do you have the ability to develop the gifts of others and see them grow in leadership? If so, is God calling you to this post?

Closing date: 31 January 2023 / Interview date 13/14 March 2023

St Giles is at the heart of the vibrant and bustling West Bridgford, three miles from Nottingham city centre. West Bridgford has numerous cafes, bars/restaurants and independent businesses, as well as Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, and Nottingham Forest Football Club. There are also beautiful cycle rides and walks along the River Trent. The two local secondary schools are Ofsted rated outstanding with several excellent primary schools rated outstanding or good. The parish has a significantly younger age profile with 67% of the population of 16,300 under 45.

The parish and diocese are looking to appoint a person who will:

Provide inspiring Bible-based teaching, discipling and leadership, ensuring we reach a deeper understanding of God’s message, how it applies to our lives and how we can support others in that too.

Be able to connect with and honour the existing, varied worship styles at St Giles - and be comfortable exploring and developing new worship patterns.

Be approachable and down to earth, able to engage with a diverse range of people, wherever they are and whatever their situation, across generations and traditions.

Have an instinctive heart for those who are struggling and an ability to stand alongside people at difficult times of life, ensuring that an empathetic heart is central to our church family.

Foster a culture of spiritually-guided courage and confidence amongst us all, encouraging us to pursue more adventurous expressions of faith and mission.

Nurture in our church a fuller understanding of the Gifts of the Spirit that we have each been given, those realised and those yet to be discovered; enabling us all to serve God more effectively, when at church and when in the wider world.

Thrive on the challenge of managing a complex church programme and support and develop our leaders and teams (paid and unpaid). Guide with wisdom when different perspectives arise and act with sensitivity when change is needed.

Be a leader who will listen attentively, but who knows when to be directive in order to deliver the priorities. Be bold enough to make mistakes, and brave enough to admit to them.

Embrace the opportunities provided by technology and digital communication methods, and be appreciative of their potential to support us in doing God’s work in our church and our community.

Bring and foster enjoyment, laughter and a sense of fun.

You will have:

Creative and visionary leadership to lead this important ministry into new growth as one of the larger resourcing churches in the Diocese.

A heart for evangelism and gifts in growing other leaders.

An ability to connect with new generations.

For further information on the parish, or early conversations with the church wardens, contact Claire Sheard, St Giles’ Church Administrator, via .

For an informal discussion about the post contact The Ven Phil Williams, Archdeacon of Nottingham, via

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