Vicar of All Saints, Thornton Hough on The Wirral

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Thornton Hough
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All Saints, Thornton Hough, is a rural, single benefice parish with around 2000 residents in the Diocese of Chester. We are seeking a knowledgeable, motivational and encouraging minister who will empower us to develop in faith, unite in purpose and continue to discern God’s vision for us here in our community.

Our aspiration for All Saints Church is:

  • for God to be central in all that we do and in the lives of all our members;
  • to share the love of God with those around, serving the community and witnessing to others about the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We want to work together to build on our 150 year history as a church and to find someone who will be able to inspire us by embracing the breadth of Anglican tradition which we celebrate in our church. The minister we are looking for will be

  • engaging,
  • insightful and able to interpret and teach from the Bible;
  • they will appreciate the role of music in worship and in drawing people into the church.

Closing date: Midnight 10 December 2018

Visit and Interviews: 25-26 January 2019

Thornton Hough

The Parish of Thornton Hough, is mainly residential with surrounding farmland in the heart of the Wirral Peninsular. It includes the attractive village of Thornton Hough, the hamlets of Brimstage and Raby and the estate at Raby Mere. Thornton Hough is a conservation area and All Saints a Grade II listed church.

The majority of homes in the parish are owner occupied. There is a higher than average number of retired people. Many residents are professionals commuting to Liverpool and Chester or elsewhere on the Wirral.

All Saints

Our worship is liturgically based (using both Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer), with music led by a robed choir and organ. We are in the central Anglican tradition.

Our provision for children is through our Sunday Group and All-age services. There are 145 on the Electoral Roll, with 47% of these living outside the parish.

We have a modern vicarage and our church is well maintained. We look forward to developing a supportive and collaborative relationship with our next vicar.

We are looking for a minister who will provide leadership and who will:

  • Work with us to explore God’s vision for our mission and ministry, prayerfully discerning needs and priorities; and with God’s help will steer the church to serve and grow.
  • Help us to respond with Christian love to the needs of our community and the world.
  • Provide the church’s comfort and support to the sick, bereaved and those in need.
  • Span the breadth of the Anglican tradition in worship, bringing a creative, collaborative and structured approach to planning and leading worship.

We would like to hear from candidates who:

1. Have a deep personal faith in God.

2. Are knowledgeable preachers who can reflect, interpret and present the gospel to nurture and encourage the development of faith, adapting content and style for different audiences, occasions and purposes.

3. Take joy in sharing leadership and responsibility, and is comfortable delegating to others and unlocking their potential.

If you feel God is calling you to this post do look at the full profile and also the information letter for an informal conversation with the Simeon's Trustee.

4. Enjoy engaging with people of all generations and backgrounds, and is a good listener.

5. Are insightful, with a good sense of humour and the passion and energy to make things happen.

For more information about the application process, please use this link

Closing date: Midnight 10 December 2018

Visit and Interviews: 25-26 January 2019

Simeon's Trustees and Hyndman's Trustees are leading and long-standing Church of England patronage trusts, with patronage interests in nearly 200 parishes in over 40 dioceses.

For more information see www.simeons.org.uk

For an informal conversation about this post contact Ann Brown