Priest-in-Charge of Tenbury Team

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Tenbury Wells
Office Holder

We are a group of parishes stretching from the market town of Tenbury Wells in the Teme Valley up the slopes of Clee Hill, taking in parts of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.

We are churches on a journey, "Learning to live life with God...and with each other." Do you want to join in and help? You will find a strong and established team including a full-time stipendiary Pioneer Priest and the support of a wide variety of other ministers, both lay and ordained.

Closing date: 27th September Visits to parishes: 17th October Interviews: 18th October

For an informal conversation please contact the Archdeacon of Ludlow, The Ven Fiona Gibson 01588 673571

This full-time post provides an exciting opportunity for the sharing of leadership as well as ultimate oversight in a well-established Ministry. The responsibilities of this post will include:

  • working collaboratively with the other Team clergy
  • taking part with the ordained and lay members of the Local Ministry Group in development of strategy and mission across the whole of the Team Ministry
  • sharing in the pastoral and spiritual ministry across the whole of the Team, and including the leading of worship across the Team
  • leading in the Team's involvement and development of Mission activities and developing new worship communities
  • engaging with and sharing in the life of the communities of the Team
  • PCC responsibility for all the parishes in the Team
  • having oversight of the Team-wide children's activities that take place
  • working with the established chaplaincy team at Tenbury Community Hospital
  • various administrative duties such as the completion of marriage returns

This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and other opportunities may arise with the future development of the Team

We would like our new team leader to have the following qualities:

  • prayerful, cheerful, outgoing, approachable, flexible, and adaptable
  • willing to enter into and become part of groups of people where members of the church are not necessarily welcome
  • to demonstrate a commitment and ability to lead Christian mission, evangelism, and discipleship
  • must be fully affirming of women's ordained ministry and lay ministry in the church
  • eager to experiment and try new things to share the gospel in relevant ways with local people
  • to be immersed in the local community as a Parish priest
  • to harness the energy and collaboration within the parishes and communities
  • to be actively engaged with local schools and to be someone who genuinely enjoys with children and who can capture their enthusiasm and interest. To be willing to go in to schools on a regular basis, not just to lead worship but to become part of the school family. To have experience of children particularly those of primary age
  • to oversee and monitor the essential ministry of retired priests, readers, and lay people
  • be sympathetic to the great value and variety of the differing traditions of the Church of England and of these parishes
  • must hold a full driving licence
  • must be a good communicator and IT literate