The Bishop of Liverpool is looking to appoint an experienced, collaborative priest as Residentiary Canon for Mission and Faith Development at Liverpool Cathedral.
This is a new post which aims to support all people connected with the cathedral to encounter a deeper relationship with a loving God, encourage each congregation to continue to grow in number and spiritual depth, and ensure that the Cathedral’s work with children and young people continues to grow and thrive.
Liverpool Cathedral is an iconic building which has prayer and worship at the heart of cathedral life. We are known as a place of creativity and encounter which make us a busy place. Up to 500,000 people a year encounter Liverpool Cathedral in one form or another which gives plenty of opportunity to reach out to new people.
Under the leadership of our new Dean, the Very Revd Dr Sue Jones (in post from May 2018) Liverpool Cathedral is refocussing our strategic aim towards the concept of encounter. The cathedral remains a place built “by the people, for the people, to the glory of God” working towards two ambitious goals – to double our worshipping communities and to raise £24m by July 2024.
The cathedral is looking for an experienced priest who can enhance and develop the cathedral’s mission. The successful candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills. They will play a full part in cathedral life. They will have a modern, well maintained townhouse in Cathedral Close.
Liverpool is a dynamic, vibrant, world class city renowned for football and music but experiencing a great deal more. A cultural city with top class museums, universities and an iconic waterfront noted for its resilience, humour and huge cultural events there is always something going on in Liverpool. And Liverpool Cathedral is at the heart of most of that.
Liverpool Cathedral is looking for a priest ordained for 6 years who will:
Our ideal candidate will have:
Experience in a large parish church or cathedral would be desirable but not essential.
For more information about this application process, please use this link
For many years we have been working to achieve growth in our diocese. We have used different ways to express this but the aim and direction of travel has remained the same – consistent with the whole of the Church of England. When Bishop Paul was installed he adopted our growth agenda refreshing it by saying ‘we are asking God for a bigger church so we can make a bigger difference; more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world’
This is how we express our mission.
We think we will achieve this mission if we have:
100 new congregations
1,000 new leaders
to help us do this we are calling every worshipping Christian in our diocese to: