The Patronage Board of the benefice and the Bishop of Manchester wish to appoint a:
Team Vicar for St Andrews Over Hulton And Priest-in-Charge: St Bede’s, Bolton-le-Moors
St Andrew’s Over Hulton and St Bede’s, Bolton-le-Moors both lie 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.
This is an exciting time in the life of the Churches of St Andrew’s and St Bede’s as we embark together on a new journey of joint ministry. Both Church communities share an evangelical tradition and a heart for our local communities, neighbours and friends, to hear and receive the good news of Jesus and grow in their own journey of faith. We share close links with our respective Church of England primary schools as well as the two CE high schools in Bolton. We have desire to service, love and inspire through the love of Jesus.
We are seeking a Team Vicar/Priest-in-Charge who:
To build up the faith of the two Church communities by:
Essential requirements = (E) Desirable requirements = (D)
Spirituality and Tradition
Experience and Understanding
Skills and Competencies
As part of the “Fit for Mission,” strategy, the Diocese encourages a flexible model of working within Deaneries, in which parishes and other expressions of church are organised for mission in a variety of ‘units’ appropriate to their context and circumstances, with an emphasis on PARTNERSHIP. As part of this process Deane Deanery has been chosen as one of four pilot deanery’s to begin this process as we look for ways to enable churches to take risks, to reflect on how we can do things differently moving into the future.
The Deanery of Deane is currently in the process of developing a new Deanery Mission Action Plan which will take into account individual Parish Mission Action Plans, but will also include a review of our resources; in particular, the deployment of clergy, readers and authorised ministers and our buildings.
The parishes of the Deane Team (St Mary the Virgin, Deane and St Andrew, Over Hulton), St Thomas and St John, Lostock, and St Bede, Morris Green, work together as a Mission Partnership and this is an important partnership in the missional activity of the Deanery as a whole. This is an exciting time to join the Deanery as these working partnerships are developing more closely.
Deane Deanery needs someone to join the Deanery Team who is able to work with an Upward focus; God centred. Inward focus; developing and releasing all member ministry and an Outward focus; with a realisation of the great opportunities and great needs of the area and willing to push the churches to be mindful of both the great commandment and the great commission as imperatives, in order to ensure that we have a worshipping, growing and transformative Christian presence at the heart of every community.