Team Vicar

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Wirksworth, Derbyshire

An exciting and challenging opportunity for a priest to serve as Team Vicar in Wirksworth Team Ministry …

Set within Wirksworth, a lively and bustling market town in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, we are looking for a Team Vicar to work with a committed team of ten churches to enable and assist the ministry of those churches within their parishes.

This post would be ideal for someone seeking a first incumbency position or a priest with considerable experience who would enjoy the possibility of a change of “style” of ministry.

Accommodation: The Vicarage is a modern (thirty year old) four bedroomed detached house on the Yokecliffe Estate in Wirksworth.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Share in the leadership task with the Team Rector.
  • Be prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues and to honour, encourage and develop the gifts and skills of the lay people in leadership across the team.
  • Recognise and seek to understand the role of the Church in rural areas, and to engage with their communities to enable the wider mission of the Church.

It is Hoped that the new Team Vicar will:

  • Be prepared to take a particular “whole team” responsibility, for particular areas of ministry as agreed with the Team Rector, and to exercise leadership within those areas of our work.
  • Share the responsibility with colleagues for the continuing development of worship and our spiritual life as we encourage the growth in participation by old and new members of our congregations.

For more information about this application process, please use this link

The new Team Vicar will need:

  • To have a current driving licence and car
  • To be prepared to lead worship in all the team churches as part of a rota.
  • To have the ‘liturgical agility’ to lead worship in congregations which range in size, and which are used to Eucharistic and non Eucharistic services.

We care for the historic church buildings in the communities we serve, and aim to facilitate their use for purposes in keeping with their heritage as sacred spaces. Most of our churches are open each day, certainly in the summer, and for many people visiting and exploring, the “space” that a church can provide is an opportunity to connect with their spiritual “heart”.

We are committed to the wider vision of the Church of England, which for centuries has provided places of Christian celebration, and a focus for all of life’s significant events.