VICAR - Shottery St Andrew

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Shottery is an attractive area of Warwickshire in the west of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The church has excellent facilities, has steadily grown in both spiritual depth and numbers, and has extensive lay ministry.

The role of this post is to lead the churches in fulfilling the Diocesan Mission Purpose of:

  • Worshipping God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities

This will be achieved by developing 8 essential qualities in the life of the church:

Empowering Leadership

Gift-oriented Ministry

Passionate Spirituality

Inspiring Worship

Holistic Small Groups

Need-oriented Outreach

Loving Relationships

Functional Structures

• Have an infectious passion for sharing their Christian faith with people of all ages in our community.

• Will love, support and challenge us out of our ‘comfort zone’, and be able to laugh with us as we travel (and hopefully enjoy!) this future journey together.

• Can strategically address the missional needs of a parish, including new housing estates, more socially diverse areas, and a younger demographic. This will include working in partnership with other parishes.

• Can assist in the strategic provision of more diverse approaches to worship and the development of small groups.

• Have successful experience of linking church with schools in a way which is mutually positive.

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The Diocese of Coventry represents the Church of England in Coventry and Warwickshire. With our network of 200 parishes, we have a Christian presence in every local community. We have a rich variety of people and traditions, and yet we are united in our shared mission of "worshipping God ...making new disciples ...transforming communities".

To fulfil this mission, we want to grow healthy churches by fostering the 8 Essential Qualities as identified by the Institute of Natural Church Development.