Vicar of St Pancras Church, Pennycross (Plymouth), also working one day per week as the Bishop of Plymouth’s Advisor on Urban Mission

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Pennycross Plymouth
Clergy

Plymouth is a large city of some 250,000 people that over the years shaped the lives of such men as Drake, Darwin, andmany more who set sail from her harbour with a burning spirit of discovery. Today, her maritime heritage has blended with contemporary culture to create a city with a strong international tradition, offering thebest in entertainment, nightlife and shopping. It also has good road and rail links to the rest of the country. It has excellent schools, to suit all academic abilities and has three Grammar Schools, (one for boys and two for girls), withseveral church schools. Our local secondary school is a Church of England Academy.

St Pancras Church has a well-established tradition as an Evangelical Anglican Church which is open to the work of the Holy Spirit. This we seek to express in our daily lives and worship.We have a varied style of worship, ranging from the formal 9.00am BCP CommunionService, through to a more informal, relaxed 10.30am service and a monthly Messy Church. Given that evangelism is simply the sharing of ‘good news’, the role of St.Pancras Church is to see new people come to know Jesus. We believe that the Bible is a trustworthy guide in discoveringGod and His will for our lives and our community. We realise that none of this can be achieved without understanding God’sword, being transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit and living out a trusting relationship with God through knowing Jesus Christ as our Saviour.

St Pancras is seeking to appoint a new full time Vicar who, for one day a week, will be acting as the Bishop of Plymouth’s Adviser on Urban Mission, giving a wider role in mission in the City. We are looking for someone to continue to build a Christ-centred and well-structured church, with the gifts of the church members being recognised, encouraged,affirmed, tested against Scripture, and used in the service of the Lord. However, we acknowledge that there is still more work to do for God’s Kingdom here and we long for more people in our Parish to come to know Jesus Christ in a real and personal way. We have recently been a Training Parish for a Curate and this would be something we might seek to reinstate at a future date

We are looking for an Incumbent who has:

A LOVE FOR GOD – FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT
Someone who has a close and living relationship with God, a Spirit-filled leader with a passion for Jesus, committed to seeking the Father-heart of God. Someone who has a heart for worship and praise.

A LOVE FOR THE WORD OF GOD
Someone who is a Biblical teacher and person of prayer, who seeks to apply the word of God in their lives, and encourages others to do the same.

A LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD
Someone with a heart for all the people – young and old, and who is a team-builder.
Someone who recognises God’s gifts in others and who will actively encourage them to use those gifts fully, and who has a sense a humour!

A LOVE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE YET TO FIND JESUS AND ALL THAT A FULL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM CAN BRING
Someone with a passion for outreach and who is willing to be bold for God.Someone who is prepared to bethemselves and to be honest and open.

A LOVE FOR SEEKING GOD’S WILL FOR THE FUTURE OF ST PANCRAS
Someone who has a Spirit-led vision for growth, who will manage sensitively and demonstrate good leadership. Someone who knows and acknowledges that God is
calling them to Plymouth and St Pancras,for the continuing growth and future of our fellowship.

The St Pancras Church family is seeking to appoint a Vicar to join this evangelical fellowship which embraces mixed worship styles, who will lead us in our vision of growth and who is :

  • a gifted preacher who is open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit and is able to relate the Bible to contemporary life
  • dynamic and enthusiastic with a strong personal faith
  • sociable and keen to relate to all ages
  • a visible and practical Parish leader with a desire to strengthen relationships with local families and the wider community.
  • a collaborative team player able to nurture and develop the talents of all
  • prayerful, caring and compassionate
  • able to combine strategic vision and leadership with pastoral warmth and sensitivity.

CPAS is an evangelical patron with involvement in the appointment to 529 benefices. www.cpas.org.uk

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If you have any queries contact the patronage team at CPAS John Fisher jfisher@cpas.org.uk or Kathy Burch kburch@cpas.org.uk

The closing date for this post Midnight on 19 September 2018

Interviews and visits 22 October