Rector of Boston

Posted 10 days agoExpires in 15 days
Office Holder

Based in the growing market town of Boston we are a key single parish benefice in the inclusive modern catholic church tradition. We are a community facing church where everyone is valued and diversity celebrated. We are looking for a collaborative priest who can help us build on the past, honour the present yet look to the future for numerical and spiritual growth.

The priest will need to be an intrinsic team player, who is nourished and enriched by the ministry, lay and ordained, of others. They will need to be truly collaborative and trust their team. The Parish of Boston needs a person who not only shares this vision but can enthusiastically develop and take a lead on it.

The next Rector of Boston will be an ordained person who will:

  • be able to demonstrate the leadership of an accomplished pastor and will offer visible pastoral nurturing in all our churches.
  • be spiritually mature and prayerfully minded with an ability to identify others to help support mission and ministry in the parish.
  • be able to demonstrate their complete commitment to working within and leading a team. They should be able to demonstrate the skills needed, both emotional and practical, for this ministerial context.
  • be liturgically creative and confident. They will have experience of fresh expressions of worship and, with others, they will want to develop imaginative forms of worship in the churches. Someone who has an ability to design and lead modern worship and new expressions that are contextually appropriate.
  • be supportive of our rich, living choral heritage and its key role in both mission and ministry within the parish and local community.
  • lead with the wider strategic opportunities for mission and ministry of the church and represent the Church within the wider life of the civic, commercial and third sector organisations of the local authority.
  • be able to develop an overarching focus on theological education for the parish and community.

For an informal chat about this post please contact Revd Jane Robertson email:

Closing Date: Midday June 14th 2023

Interviews: July 12th 2023


To find out more about us please follow the links below and take a virtual tour of St Botolph's our key church.

Parish of Boston Website

Boston Stump Facebook Page

Parish of Boston Youtube channel

Boston Foodbank Website

The Lincoln Diocese Website