Rector of the Lowestoft St Margaret benefice

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Diocese of Norwich
Office Holder

At St. Margaret’s we are a welcoming church where people support each other. All members are encouraged to reach out to the community through prayer, visible witness and practical involvement. Our aim is that through this, God will be brought to his people and his people will be brought to God

Thank you for your interest in this post, as together we seek to discern who God may be calling to serve as Rector of the Lowestoft St Margaret benefice. These notes are intended to supplement the information given in the Benefice Profile, adding a slightly wider perspective and with some further information.

Currently we are offering

Prayerfully

  • Morning and Evening prayer said at home
  • Silent Prayer Group once a month
  • Meetings surrounded by prayer and Holy Communion
  • Bible Study Group
  • Prayer Group supporting our Anna Chaplaincy for Older People ministry
  • Bible Study Notes are available

Pastorally

  • Kit Groups – Keep in Touch Groups for all on congregational roll
  • Magazine outreach
  • Open the Book – taking Bible stories to local schools
  • Lent reading – book borrowing scheme
  • Anna Chaplaincy for Older People
  • Marriage/Baptism preparation and follow-up
  • Bereavement visiting

Prophetically

  • Services recorded weekly and available on YouTube
  • Pause for Thought on website
  • Sermons
  • Articles in the magazine

We are looking for someone who will:-

  • Be a committed, collaborative team player valuing the contribution of others
  • Connect with and encourage young people, particularly relishing the opportunities of engagement with the schools in the parish
  • Be a compassionate priest able to engage with all ages
  • Help us share God’s love in the community
  • Have a flexible approach to worship within our broadly liberal catholic tradition
  • Have enthusiasm, a sense of humour and be a sensitive communicator  Maintain and treasure our musical tradition

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 27th September, with interviews to be held on Wednesday 12th October.

Any priest wanting an informal discussion before deciding whether to apply is welcome to be in touch by telephone or e-mail with me or with The Archdeacon of Norfolk, the Venerable Steven Betts (01603 559199, archdeacon.norfolk@dioceseofnorwich.org)