Team Vicar of the Howden Team Ministry

Posted 7 months agoExpires in 24 days
Newport
Clergy

Our team of six churches is full of variety and opportunity as we minister to the growing town of Howden and the villages around it. There is an opportunity to serve with six outward-looking churches , used to working well together, with specific responsibility for four parishes. You will have the prayerful and practical support of an experienced Team Rector, two Readers, Recognised Parish Assistants, churchwardens, the Team council and the PCC’s .

LYCiG is having a significant impact on us as we look to grow our churches. We look forward to our new colleague actively contributing to these developments as they bring their own insights and experience. We are particularly looking for someone who will:

  • Lead our work with schools & young people
  • Establish Fresh Expressions of Church in two of our villages
  • Bring a warm and encouraging approach to ministry as a people person.
  • Be comfortable ministering across a range of traditions.

This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of the team providing ministry across our six churches, with scope to develop our work with schools and young people, and to pursue other relevant skills and interests.

The new Team Vicar will be specifically licensed to the four churches of Blacktoft, Eastrington, Laxton and Newport with Gilberdyke, having some involvement in the minster parish and at Wressle. In a typical month, each of the clergy would be expected to celebrate the Eucharist twice each Sunday morning, including at least once in each of the six churches over the course of the month. Baptisms are usually at lunchtime and we would aim to share them equally. There are some evening services.

The clergy are not usually both present in the same church at the same time. A lay-led Worship Group has recently started leading a monthly Team Service for all six churches. Team Council (of which the Team Vicar is a member) is responsible for creating a Sunday duty rota.

Both clergy are members of all six PCCs. Both currently attend the minster PCC but would rarely both attend at the same time elsewhere. Each church is independently governed but all have come to enjoy the benefits of working as a team in recent years.

The clergy will meet one morning per week (depending on days off) for a time of prayer together followed by a staff meeting.

We intend to focus Team resources on Newport and Gilberdyke with Fresh Expressions, where we envisage the new Team Vicar taking a key role in the development of a new strategy.

The Team Vicar would lead our work with schools and young people. The Team Rector plays a significant role at our one Church school. Our Reader is also working with children and schools.

We would like to give a new Team Vicar the scope to develop particular skills and interests that they might bring to the post.

To provide mission and ministry across the whole area served by the Howden Team Ministry, contributing to the developing vision and the ongoing development from LYCiG.

To lead worship in all six churches during a normal month and take a full part in the Occasional Offices across the Team.

To lead the churches in outreach and the development of Fresh Expressions of Church, especially in Newport and Gilberdyke.

To lead the children’s ministry and work in schools

To be an effective facilitator and encourager of lay ministry and to be collaborative in approach.

To participate and, when appropriate, chair meetings of the PCCs across the Team

To develop new areas of ministry, over time, which relate to the particular interests and gifts of the Office Holder.

LYCiG is having a significant impact on us as we look to grow our churches. We look forward to our new colleague actively contributing to these developments as they bring their own insights and experience. We are particularly looking for someone who will:

  • Lead our work with schools & young people
  • Establish Fresh Expressions of Church in two of our villages
  • Bring a warm and encouraging approach to ministry
  • Be comfortable ministering across a range of traditions.

We are excited about the next chapter of our life together and look forward to sharing in ministry with our new Team Vicar.

Deadline for applications is Monday 7 January

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 6 February

Full details about this opportunity can be found in the attached documents.

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact: The Ven Andy Broom, Archdeacon of the East Riding T: 01482 881659 or the Revd James Little, Team Rector T: 01430 432056

The Diocese of York is a family of 607 churches and 126 schools in 470 parishes, which extends from Middlesbrough on the River Tees to Hull on the River Humber, and from the east coast of Yorkshire about as far west as the A1 road.

Led and guided by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples. We are currently working through a Diocesan Strategy that focuses on:

  • Reaching those we currently don't
  • Moving to Growth
  • Achieving sustainable finances

Find out more about us at our microsite: https://jobs.churchofengland.org/dioceseofyork/

Our official website can be found here: http://dioceseofyork.org.uk/

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