Vicar of St Alkmund in the City and Diocese of Derby

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St Alkmund’s is an evangelical gathered congregation, our worship is Holy Spirit led and informal, we have a worship band but also make use of liturgy and the organ.

Our vision statement is to be resourced by God to be a prayerful, priestly and purposeful people.

Our values:

Worship as a dynamic experience of the presence of God through the word, sacrament, music, and Christian community.

Welcome so that all are invited to meet Jesus Christ no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.

Empowerment enabling us individually and corporately to discover the power of the Holy Spirit through faith, active in real life.

Growth encouraging and providing opportunities for each person to increase their confidence and joy in Jesus Christ through prayer, bible study and active service in our church, community and the world.

Transformation of society through encounter with the living God.

Derby is a city of 250000 in the East Midlands, famous for our engineering industry and the beautiful Peak District is on our doorstep.

We are a city centre parish and are part of Derby City Deanery. We have a Sunday morning service in church, an evening expression of church meeting in a local pub developing a community for those unchurched and dechurched.

We have activities throughout the week with ministries to schools, university, students, the elderly, pre school children, societies marginalised people, practical hep for the vulnerable in association with the local authority, a community choir, a community craft group.

Our clergy team comprises an associate minister and curate. Our staff team includes a children and families worker, lay pioneer minister to the 18-30 age group, administrator, administrative assistant, friendship group cook, cleaner and caretaker. The post of youth worker is vacant.

We are looking for someone who will lead us into the next phase of our mission to fulfil our values and purpose. We have a clergy, staff and lay volunteers team looking for a senior leader to inspire and challenge us.

  • Experienced leader of a large church.
  • An outward focus able to challenge us to maintain and grow our impact on our parish community and grow our role in the Deanery and City Vision churches together.
  • A pastoral heart and a passion to lead people on their journey to spiritual maturity.
  • A collaborative leader, enabler and equipper who can recognise and develop other’s gifts.
  • A preacher and teacher who will help us to understand God’s word.
  • An appreciation of how to bring together a breadth of generations and communities.

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

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.

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For an informal conversation about this post contact Ann Brown

Closing date for this post is 11.55pm 12 December 2018

Visit and Interviews: Wednesday 23 - Thursday 24 January 2019