Anglo-Catholic Mission Enabler

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£30,500.00 or clergy equivalent package

A Pioneering Mission Leader with a deep appreciation of Anglican Sacramental & Catholic Traditions.

Five parishes, from different parts of the Anglican sacramental and catholic tradition, have come together to grow. They are looking to:

· Start activities to engage new people and establish new worship communities.
· Create and refresh pathways for people from initial engagement through to confirmation and beyond.
· Find and equip new local leaders.
· Engage with students.
· Revitalise and grow their churches, and enable discipleship within their unique contexts.

They are looking for a project leader with experience in mission, who is committed to seeing the flourishing of churches in the Anglican sacramental and catholic tradition. This is a new opportunity for a dynamic, relational person who has a proven track record in building and managing teams of volunteers to share in mission together. This person will also support parish leaders to bring about significant change within their contexts to see the Anglo-Catholic tradition thrive.

The project is being developed by a Steering Group that includes members of each of the partner churches. The Steering Group welcome interest from candidates who are lay or ordained, male or female.

​The main elements the role will be to:

  • Catalyse new mission and ministry activity built on a sacramental and catholic tradition.
  • Support and model a culture where children, young people, families and students are integrated throughout the church, and people of all ages are valued and given opportunities to share in mission and ministry.
  • Develop and resource creative discipleship pathways to engage and encourage discipleship, which will include more people getting confirmed.
  • Engage students and create a programme to enable them to find a home within Anglo-Catholic churches and become active volunteers.
  • Work closely with each parish to envision, support and train local leaders.
  • Find, manage, support and train volunteers encouraging ‘every member ministry’ throughout the congregation and specifically releasing people into mission-focused activities beyond the existing local church community.
  • Lead on culture change in parishes and with senior leaders, advocating for parish based revitalisation, mission, growth and learning.
  • Develop and promote models of good practice which lead to growth in Anglo-Catholic and Sacramental parishes.
  • Complete and submit all evaluation and reporting to the steering group.
  • Support the Project Steering Group in developing a sustainable succession plan by the end of the project.

Essential Qualities:

  • Experience in mission, evangelism and outreach in parish contexts.
  • Passion and commitment to growth of the Anglo-Catholic tradition.
  • Demonstrable love of Christ with an infectious Christian faith.
  • A coach/mentor/trainer.
  • A catalyst for mission and change.
  • Commitment to be a wholehearted worshipping member of the Church of England churches within the project: there is an occupational requirement for the person to be a practicing Christian.
  • Supportive of the Church of England and a willingness to work within its frameworks.
  • Experience of bringing about elements of culture change.
  • Leadership experience, with significant experience inbuilding teams of volunteers.
  • Ability to build and manage a team of volunteers.
  • Good verbal and written skills and able to communicate effectively with children and adults.
  • Confidence in using technology and social media.
  • Good self-awareness and the ability to reflect.
  • Commitment to an inclusive approach to mission and evangelism.
  • Sensitivity and willingness to work across the whole range of Anglo-Catholic and Liberal Catholic traditions.
  • Friendly and warm persona with an ability to work well with a wide diversity of people.
  • Team player who will work to empower, support and encourage others.
  • Commitment to uphold current safeguarding legislation and best practice.

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience of worshipping in an Anglo-Catholic church.
  • Ability to plan for sustainability and succession in each context.
  • Skills to draw out and promote key successful strategies in parish growth and revitalisation.
  • An appreciation of the heritage of Anglo-Catholic ecclesiology, theology & worship (or a willingness to learn).
  • An understanding and appreciation of Eucharistic and Sacramental theology.

Working Relationships

The successful candidate will become an active member of the Diocesan Mission Support Team, line managed by the Director of Mission Support. They will also develop close working relationships with each parish through the Steering Group representatives, and each incumbent with regards to activities in each parish. If the successful candidate is ordained they may be licensed and ultimately accountable to the Bishop.

Terms and Conditions

The post-holder will be initially employed by the Diocesan Board of Finance for five years in a full-time role with a salary of £30,500 or clergy equivalent package. Holiday of 5 weeks per year, 3 discretionary days and bank holidays.

Application Process

Application Deadline: Thursday 2nd November 5pm.
Interviews scheduled: From Thursday 9th November.

Please contact Fr Barrie Scott before Friday 27th October via
if you would like an informal conversation prior to applying.

The Church of England Birmingham is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where all can be themselves and bring their unique identity to their ministry and/or work.

We welcome applications from any individuals who feel that they meet the person specification for any post, in particular from those who are currently under-represented in our staff teams such as those from Global Majority Heritage or UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds, those with visible or invisible disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQI+.

We offer a range of inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and other services to our staff teams.

The Church of England Birmingham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are expected to share this commitment.