Our parish serves a large number of schools and families. Following a review of our existing ministry, the PCC wish to consolidate and grow our work with primary school-aged children and their families, so that Christ Church offers inspirational high-quality worship, discipleship, and learning, within a safe community. The post is for 15 hours per week with a salary on the JNC Scale, points 8-11 depending on experience, and the PCC will consider a job-share. The post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and references.There is a generous budget to spend on resources and training.
We are looking for a Children’s Ministry Leader who will work with the clergy, congregations and local schools to develop a strategy for the church’s work.
As of January 2024, this will include:
The main responsibilities of this post are to:
The Children’s Ministry Leader will be expected to be a person who:
Christ Church is a vibrant and inclusive worshipping community in the Lancaster and Morecambe deanery. The parish covers an area of approximately 2.1 square miles, with a population density of 4.237 per square mile, and a wide demographic spread, living in owner occupied, private and socially rented housing.
Thousands of new dwellings have been and are being built in the parish, this growing population is ripe for outreach. We are keen to walk alongside these new residents, and especially to find out how we can be there for them in their family and social needs – and to share our faith in serving them.
Our ethos is open and welcoming: we celebrate and affirm all God’s children, we will not discriminate, and we seek to follow Jesus’ example of reaching out first to the most excluded. Our church style is modern catholic, and we are a very child-friendly church.
The parish serves a number of schools, with particularly close links to Lancaster Christ Church Church of England Primary School, Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Castle View Primary School, which we would like to see become even stronger.
Our finances, although challenging, are well regulated, and which we are working on in good heart and for which we are actively raising funds.
We are a very friendly church with a hard-working PCC and a strong team of committed and caring individuals - we want to make a real difference. Please join in!