House for Duty Priest
St John's Church, Flixton
The PCC are looking for a House for Duty priest who will serve this lively evangelical congregation. There is a strong team of lay and ordained men and women who serve and witness in this parish and are committed to outreach.
S/he will bring fresh leadership to the existing ministry and help the church develop its work with families and younger people. Could this be you?
If you would like more details on the role, please contact The Ven Karen Lund, Archdeacon of Manchester
Tel: 0161 445 9458
Please see the following link before creating your application form -
To be reviewed 6 months after commencement of the appointment, and after three years
a) Growing - growing new disciples in missionary church communities which are younger, more diverse, active and spiritually engaged
b) Nurturing - increasing vocations, nurturing new and existing disciples, increasing financial giving
c) Serving -present for all, speaking and acting prophetically for justice, supporting pastorally especially the vulnerable, deprived and excluded
Spirituality and Tradition
Prayerful and a loving minister who will be committed to finding new and creative ways of sharing faith in Jesus Christ, within an evangelical tradition
An openness to working with other traditions
Experience and Understanding
Experience of helping the church build on its connections within the community, and to be a voice for the church.
Awareness of the skills needed to minister in a mixed school setting.
Skills and Competencies
Able to help the church grow and to develop the Diocesan Vision.
To continue to be able to motivate and encourage lay leadership within the church family.
To encourage the pastoral team amongst committed and active members of the church and to develop a Pastoral Team.
To lead the parish in its mission and to implement its Mission Action Plan, looking towards the future.
To play a full part in the life of Stretford Deanery.
Ability to work amongst the younger membership, and to encourage their participation in the church family.
A willingness to engage with the primary and secondary schools.
Friendly, thoughtful and approachable. Able to live and share the good news of Jesus Christ.
For more information about this application process, please use this link
DIOCESAN STATEMENT OF NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS
The Diocese of Manchester extends over most of Greater Manchester and Rossendale and is characterised by its extraordinary diversity of communities and cultures. The vibrancy that this gives to life makes it a joyful and hopeful place to pursue God’s mission. The overall vision of the Diocese is to establish
a worshipping, growing and transformative Christian presence at the heart of every community
and we firmly believe there is an opportunity to do so at this point on our journey of faith.
Our Mission Goals are to be a “Church for a Different World” which is
Guided by this vision, the Diocese is engaged on a process of strategic planning for the future, led by the Fit for Mission Strategic Programme Board that includes the three bishops and others with specific gifts in this area.
The Bishop has the resolve to appoint in this Diocese only clergy who have a clear sense of calling to the particular post and are committed, under God, to the Diocesan vision, and its values, inspiration and goals. We believe that mission and ministry are properly undertaken collaboratively, working with neighbouring parishes, specialist and sector ministries, and ecumenical and wider community partners. Clergy will be expected to work collegially with other ordained ministers and lay people to encourage and sustain the wider mission and ministry of the church. Clergy and parishes are expected to undertake a process of ‘Mission Action Planning’.
Clergy are expected to encourage and enable the gifts and ministries of all God’s people and especially to help individuals explore any possible call to ordination (including Ordained Local Ministry), Reader Ministry or Authorised Lay Ministry.
Education is a major factor in the life of the diocese and its mission to young people. There are almost 200 church schools and a growing number of academies. Unless there is very good reason otherwise, where there is a Church School in the parish the minister of that parish is expected to carry out conscientiously the role of ex officio Governor, as part of a wider ministry in the school, although the minister is encouraged not to act as Chair of Governors. In the case of benefices with several schools no member of the clergy should act as Governor of more than two schools.
We are committed to promoting the well-being of clergy, and in a 2018 survey 87% of all the clergy who responded either strongly agreed or agreed with the statement, ‘I enjoy ministry in the Diocese of Manchester’.
It is normal for a priest to have a ministerial interest wider than the benefice itself that takes something in the region of 10% of their working time.
Except where required under the terms of the House of Bishops Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests 2014 we are committed to ensuring that the Diocese does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of criteria unrelated to their ability to function as a priest in the benefice.
All ministerial appointments in the Diocese are subject to enhanced DBS Disclosure and we are obliged under the requirements of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 to request documentation which will satisfy its requirements of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.