Vicar of St Mary the Virgin in the Lace Market, Nottingham

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The Lace Market, Nottingham
Office Holder

St Mary’s is the civic church of Nottingham. It is a church with an open mind that is keen to explore and embrace new ways of enabling people to encounter the love of God and create accessible steps for responding.

Closing date 3 September 2023 / Interviews 4/5 October 2023

We are seeking to appoint a Vicar to St Mary’s who will lead this cathedral-like, city-centre church into a new season of significant spiritual and numerical growth, building on the foundations already laid. The successful applicant will have exceptional relational and teaching gifts to strengthen and equip the current worshipping community. Our new vicar will inspire us to connect with those across Nottingham City centre and beyond who would welcome the opportunity to worship and serve in an Anglican church community founded on traditional liturgy, excellence in music and inspiring teaching.

We can offer a modern four-bedroom vicarage in a quiet residential area near the centre of Nottingham, with good local schools, hospitals, shops, recreational facilities and the amenities of a large city centre.

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We are praying for someone who

is an effective communicator able to explain and live out their faith confidently, with a proven track record of inspiring and encouraging others to grow in their discipleship and deepen their faith

is committed to our Anglican choral tradition and liturgy

has a transformational leadership and management style, able to work collegiately with a supportive team of paid staff and volunteers

has a successful record of parish leadership demonstrating an ability to attract new members and increase giving towards the mission of the church

has the ability to engage with civic/community leaders and groups

will contribute into the diocesan strategy of growing disciples as a significant leader of a resourcing church in a civic context that is in receipt of Church Commissioners funding