Interim Minister (0.5) 3 year post United Benefice St Bartholomew, Whitworth and St John the Evangelist, Facit

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Facit, Rochdale
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St Bartholomew and St John’s are welcoming and inclusive communities.

St Bartholomew’s is situated in the semi-rural town of Whitworth and St John’s in the upper part of the Whitworth Valley.

We are looking to appoint a 0.5 Interim Minister to lead both congregations into a new season of collaborative ministry, across the benefice and within our Mission Partnership with St Nicholas, Newchurch. The Mission Partnership will, it is hoped, result in a United Benefice, the Interim Minister will play an integral part in helping to make this happen.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 12th March 2019

The Interview date is Wednesday 3rd April 2019

If you require further information or would like an informal chat about the post then please contact Archdeacon of Bolton, Ven Jean Burgess by email: archbolton@manchester.anglican.org or telephone: 0161 761 6117

As part of the “Fit for Mission,” strategy, the Diocese encourages a flexible model of working within Deaneries, in which parishes and other expressions of church are organised for mission in a variety of ‘units’ appropriate to their context and circumstances, with an emphasis on PARTNERSHIP. As part of this process Rossendale Deanery is in the process of reflecting on how we can do things differently moving into the future.

The Deanery are looking for someone who will be a team player in regards to the Deanery, who understands the importance of collaboration across traditions and who has vision for the corporate future of the Deanery of Rossendale as a whole.

The Deanery of Rossendale is currently in the early stages of developing a new Deanery Mission Action Plan which will take into account individual Parish Mission Action Plans, but will also include a review of our resources; in particular, the deployment of clergy, readers and authorised ministers and our buildings.

Specific

To build up the faith of the Church by:

  1. Working with the existing team to build closer links within the benefice and to develop new ways of working across the Mission partnership with St Nicholas, Newchurch.
  2. To continue and develop the links with the local schools; to hold an ex officio role on the local governing body of St Bartholomew’s Primary school.
  3. To explore closer links with the local community – to explore the missional opportunities across a wide range of activities and develop new ways of reaching the community.
  4. To lead and develop further the Mission Action Plan.
  5. To release and develop both lay and ordained ministry – to prepare the congregation for future sustainable ministry.
  1. Key contacts
  • The Churchwardens and PCC of St Bartholomew, Whitworth, St John the Evangelist, Facit.
  • Rev’d Penny King. St Nicholas, Newchurch
  • The Deanery Chapter, Synod and Mission and Pastoral Committee, The Staff at Church House
  • The Head Teachers, Governing Bodies and staff of St Bartholomew, Whitworth and St John the Evangelist, Facit.
  • Lay Chair
  • The Archdeacon
  • The Suffragan Bishop

We are seeking an Incumbent who:

  • Is a person who has a deep and robust faith.
  • Is able to lead change and enable both lay and ordained to flourish and develop their vocations.
  • Is a good communicator and can help us develop and share our faith.
  • Is creative and collaborative and will help us to explore news ways to reach our community.
  • Understands the opportunities for mission and ministry with schools.

As part of the “Fit for Mission,” strategy, the Diocese encourages a flexible model of working within Deaneries, in which parishes and other expressions of church are organised for mission in a variety of ‘units’ appropriate to their context and circumstances, with an emphasis on PARTNERSHIP. As part of this process Rossendale Deanery is in the process of reflecting on how we can do things differently moving into the future.

The Deanery are looking for someone who will be a team player in regards to the Deanery, who understands the importance of collaboration across traditions and who has vision for the corporate future of the Deanery of Rossendale as a whole.

The Deanery of Rossendale is currently in the early stages of developing a new Deanery Mission Action Plan which will take into account individual Parish Mission Action Plans, but will also include a review of our resources; in particular, the deployment of clergy, readers and authorised ministers and our buildings.