Rector - Stoke St Michael, Coventry

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Our church is growing, it’s in full bloom, but where there's growth there's always room. For us to grow a little more, with help from volunteers galore. We seek a leader keen to nurture, us along the journey further.

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

We would welcome applications from priests who value both the Eucharist and other forms of worship, and who:

- have an infectious Christian faith, love Jesus and the Bible, and can help further ignite these within our church.

- are empowering and inspiring leaders, preaching God’s word, with uplifting services that explore new styles of worship, whilst enhancing our worship traditions.

- encourage people wherever they are on their journey to become full members of God’s kingdom, reaching out into the wider community, and providing a positive presence and practical help for new Christians to grow in faith.

- recognise and value the importance of church family through all stages of life’s journey; who will laugh with us, cry with us, celebrate with us and eat with us; who are comfortable with who they are, and would be comfortable with us.

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

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.