The Patronage Board of the benefice and the Bishop of Manchester wish to appoint a
Team Vicar to be known as Associate Team Rector
Seven Saints Team, New Bury with Great Lever
The Seven Saints Team Ministry, is a single parish with four worshipping communities and lies within the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton. The borough has lots to offer from museums jam-packed with ancient artefacts to breath-taking countryside and everything else in between, award-winning attractions, behind the scenes tours, fast-paced sport and leisurely country walks and easy links into central Manchester.
It is a team with marked social and ethnical diversity within its boundaries and the large number of schools and nurseries within its boundaries, makes this team ministry one with many exciting possibilities for creative and pioneering ministry, especially with children and young people.
We are seeking an Associate Team Rector who:
In partnership with the Team Rector and wider staff team, the Associate Team Rector will enable the congregations to:
Spirituality and Tradition
Experience and Understanding
Skills and Competencies
Our Identity: Bolton Deanery is a welcoming and diverse group of churches serving multi-ethnic communities in Bolton and neighbouring towns and communities within our area.
Our Vision: We share the Diocesan vision to be a worshipping, growing and transforming Christian presence at the heart of every community within our deanery.
Our Purpose: As a Deanery we are committed to using our gifts, energy and willingness to engage and co-operate with each other and the community around us, to be catalysts for transformation within all people who live in our area, and to draw people to Jesus.
Over the next few years, Bolton Deanery are committed to working together and focusing on 3 particular mission priorities:
Growing Younger: Engaging more effectively with younger generations through local schools
Growing Younger: Engaging with Young Adults
Going Further: Engaging with our wider community.
The Seven Saints Team is an integral part of the deanery and with a high number of church schools within the team, Seven Saints is a major focus as we seek to fulfil our deanery mission priorities and we would expect the new Associate Team Rector to play an active role as we look to fulfil our deanery mission priorities. In terms of clergy deployment; certainly up to 2020 there are no plans to reduce the number of stipendiary clergy in the Seven Saints Team. However the deanery still need to decide how clergy in the deanery will be deployed beyond 2020 which may affect Seven Saints in the future.