St Peter’s is one of five Church of England (Anglican) Churches in Newton-le-Willows and Burtonwood, that together form the Newton Team. The other churches in the team are St John’s (Earlestown), All Saints (Newton), Emmanuel (Wargrave) and St Michael’s (Burtonwood). We have a vibrant, warm and friendly congregation who enjoy worship and seek to serve our community.
The five churches in Newton and Burtonwood are broadly middle-of-the-road in their tradition, with a more evangelical expression at St John’s Earlestown. They need encouraging leadership to build on their existing strengths and encourage new ventures in mission, especially in a post-Covid world.
The post-holder will have principal responsibility for St Peter’s Newton, a significant church building and congregation at one end of the High Street. St Peter’s is close to its church school and the vicarage is nearby.
Short Listing: 3rd April 2023
Interview Dates: 27th April 2023
For more information, please contact the Archdeacon of St Helens and Warrington the Ven Simon Fisher on: email@example.com
As well as your local responsibilities, as a leader in the Diocese of Liverpool you will be expected to:-
Other Key Responsibilities:
Being part of the Clergy Team in Liverpool Diocese
For many years we have been working to achieve growth in our diocese. We have used different ways to express this but the aim and direction of travel has remained the same – consistent with the whole of the Church of England. We have articulated a vision for this growth by saying
we are asking God for a bigger church so that we can make a bigger difference:
more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world.
In our diocesan vision we have identified four priority areas for our work in mission in this season:
Introducing people to God through Jesus Christ
Deepening discipleship, especially by means of our Rule of Life
Developing Christian leaders in every place
Working for justice
Like everyone entering a new role in the Diocese, you will accept the priority of these areas, and will measure your ministry by effectiveness in these areas. You will be supported and expected to be accountable (through the Ministerial Development Review as well as through regular meetings with your colleagues) for how they are being implemented within your area of responsibility.
In common with all clergy in the diocese, you will work together with others to:-